I Like You, Color Etching

Happy Friday! I have had this card, made with the I Like You stamp set, swimming in my head ever since I saw this beautiful card by my upline, Katy McGloin. Color etching is so much fun! I really love the drama it creates with black ink on Whisper White but the little voice in my head just kept telling me to try it on a pastel cardstock with coordinating ink, so I tried this technique on Pool Party cardstock and the Island Indigo marker. The image was then fussy cut, mounted on a nice big flower made from Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Scallop Circle Punch, and 2″ Circle Punch. The rest of the card is pretty straight forward, I think. I just layered different elements together. This is the first time that I used the new mini-stapler and I really liked it! I thought you might like to compare the color etching in black and white with the one on my card. Here is the practice image I did before doing it on pool party:

Color Etching, I Like You


Do you have a preference between the two styles? I personally think it depends on the look you are going after, but would like your opinion! I will be submitting this card to the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge this week – a very nice sketch that can make your focal point take center stage.


It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: I Like You
  • Paper: Park Lane DSP, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party
  • SU Tools: Floral Frames Collections Framelits, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Lovely Lace Emboss Folder, Tiny Triangles Emboss Folder, Hexagon Punch (for banners)
  • Finishing Touch: Island Indigo Marker, Pearl Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, Calypso Coral 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons


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