Color Coordinates: Offset Stamping

Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday!! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates recipe and offset stamping technique for you.

Do you store your inks away and forget about some of your favorite colors? I’m guilty of picking up the same 12 or so inks when making my cards, but this time I decided to dig into my oranges and found a forgotten treasure…Apricot!

I wanted a retro look for this offset stamping technique so I chose soft tones of Cloudy Sky, Apricot, Duckling (my favorite yellow), Dusty Sage and Fog.

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

Using the Neat And Tangled stamp set Calathea, I stamped the solid images in my five colors onto a panel of Neenah White 80# card stock.

Color Coordinates, Shari Carroll

The inks work their way into the paper leaving a soft silky look. Once I filled the panel with the color images, I stamped again using the outline images with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. To get an offset look, I positioned the outline to the right leaving white space next to the leaves.

The Calathea stamp set offer inside and outside messages. I added a simple greeting using the Intense Black ink.

Color Coordinates, Shari Carroll

I have filmed how to make this card which you can watch below or on our YouTube Channel Here.

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I hope you all have a joyful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

  1. Color Coordinates with Shari is one of my favorite features on SSS and these colors and this card are beautiful .Thanks!

  2. Great card! I love the off set stamping and that stamp set looks like a good one. Thanks for sharing your video!!

  3. Beautiful! Is there somewhere on the SSS site where all the Color Coordinates are together so I could print them off for reference?

  4. Great card, I fould this card to be soothing and calming to look at. I really like the retro vibe.

  5. Shari–As always, I love your color choices! They are always so elegant. I also love the retro look and feel of this card. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Love the colors you used in your card. I am adding it to my wish list for future shopping. Love the technique, too! I should try this. In fact, I have a stamp in mind that I could use this technique. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love this reminder to go outside the usual and find a hidden treasure! Beautiful color combo and card design.

  8. This is really great. I seldom think to use grey ink and I don’t know why. Its really nice on this card too and the retro look is so in style. Another great card Shari!

  9. offset stamping always reminds me of oldfashioned printing, where it was never quite possible to get things lined up properly in the presses. it has such a vintage feel and the colors are amazing as always, great color recipe

  10. What a great technique! I’m heading to my “studio” (implies art in progress which also implies a bit of untidiness!) to try it with a favorite stamp set!

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