Two Tone-On-Tone Cards

I’m quite organised… and I have a pile of stamps that I have mentally labelled ‘I will not put these away until I have used them at least once’. Each show I go to, or order I place online, sees the pile grow by at least one stamp per time – and it doesn’t seem to reduce in size. Today, I decided to do something about it, and created these two tone-on-tone cards featuring Stampendous Cling Stamps ‘Cherish Heart’ and ‘Wild Roses’, with the tag from the Lily of the Valley ‘Set 51 Tags Monsieur’.

I stamped each image using Antique Linen Distress Ink onto white card before blending over with more of the same ink. The roses were all watercoloured using the distress ink as well, dabbed on a non-stick craft sheet and picked up with a waterbrush. Shading was achieved by layering over previous layers once they were dry. I added a little Vintage Photo round the outer edge before matting onto dark brown card. The little tag on the roses was stamped in Tree Branch Archival Ink onto a manilla tag, cut out and shaded with Antique Linen Distress Ink before being tied on with ribbon – also coloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The paper flowers were coloured with… oh you get the picture, and dots of Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls added to finish.


7 thoughts on “Two Tone-On-Tone Cards

  1. 2 very very beautiful card Neil, very beautiful indeed. I love the heartcard but also the rosecard with the tag are sooo beautiful even made the same, they´re still very different, but oh sooo gorgeous.

  2. I adore the ‘Heart’ card – looks so fresh and your eye is instantly drawn to it. Very nice, very nice indeed xx

  3. Beautiful cards as always, a great source of inspiration thank- you for posting them

  4. I love the tone on tone look. It is always so elegant! Beautiful cards.

  5. I really like these two cards Neil.
    The stamps are pretty and the colours delicate to suit them,

  6. Hi Neil, never tried the tone n tone look, but you have now inspired me to give it a go. Thank you

  7. I love both of these cards, especially the heart. The colours are perfect. I will definitely be trying this technique.

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