Stretching stamps and colouring with CPD refills by Jeni

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Hi, I am purposely staying away from floral stamp sets for today’s video tutorial. I had an idea to stretch the Tall Tales stamp set by Trinity Stamps to make a rainbow of giraffes. Then I looked at my Catherine Pooler Colour Wheel and decided to use complementary colours to watercolour the giraffes.

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Stamping with Coloured Ink

Stamp onto Canson XL Watercolour card (for all three cards) with Catching Rays ink and use clean water and a watercolour paintbrush to move the ink colour from the stamped lines. I use the Catching Rays refills to add the shading on the left-hand side of the legs and body.


Do you automatically reach for Midnight ink to stamp? I did, and forgot that I wanted to stamp with Pucker Up ink!  All the colouring is Pucker Up refill with Grass Skirt refill for the background. The Fiesta Blue refill coloured giraffe is the same, with Do-Si-Do refill for the background.


Finishing The Cards

All the cards have the same sentiment, “Hello There” from another Trinity Stamps stamp set.  I stamped to make it look as though the giraffes are popping their heads from the top of the card (so cute!). The Catching Rays and Pucker Up are trimmed smaller and matted onto a black card, I coloured some more watercolour card with Fiesta Blue refill, then mat onto black card.


More Ideas…

These cards inspired two more cards that I will share next week on Instagram. Do you get new ideas on how to use a stamp set when your plan to only make one (or three) cards?!

Which complementary colours would you have picked? Have you downloaded your colour wheel yet?  Find these products in the shop (underlined words will take you directly to the items) and all the basics you need for card making are listed here and here


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