I Like You with Color Etchings

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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  1. No Deb ~ I like YOU and what you did with Color Etchings! Holy Cow girlfriend…did you just rock the house and take it to a whole new level! Those layers and colors are incredible. Beautiful, Debbie, just beautiful! Thank you for keeping us inspired & uplifted as summer comes to a bitter end (Fall is my favorite time of year, but I am SO not looking forward to my first MidWest/Eastern Winter in a very, very long time ~ UGH!!). Happy Paper Hugs to you, my very talented and brilliant Pal!

  2. Love it!
    You rocked this Debbie.

  3. So incredibly lovely, Debbie! I must try the color etching on cardstock also! And the touches of Calypso Coral makes everything just pop! Wonderful details and textures… off to pin…

  4. Awww, BEAUTIFUL Debbie, love how you colored it!
    Real pretty,
    Hugs frenchie

  5. Really love this card. I think the choice of colors is spot on!

  6. Debbie this card is so stunning. The flowers just pop. I love the detail you put into this card. You always make us want to learn more from you. You are so talented. Happy Stamping.
    Hugs, Ellen Hinds

  7. Love the etching on Pool Party, it’s gorgeous! I love the embossed background too. Thanks for joining the Pals sketch challenge this week!

  8. Debbie this is gorgeous!! I’m going to try this technique too!

  9. This is so beautiful, Debbie! I especially love the way you layered the banners and the ribbon. Great details! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  10. I really like your artwork. Very nice and creative cards. I will have to give this etching a try. where do you get the pin display that you show with your practice image? I am new to SU and have limited supplies so I am looking for things I can do with the little I have. Thanks for sharing and come see my site sometime. I dont update everyday because I have a lot going on with 8 children and 3 grandchildren between my husband and I. inkyfingers1.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing.

  11. WOWZERS! I love how you incorporated so many different textures – it truly makes it stand out! You coloring is wonderful! Many thanks for inspiring us!

  12. I think it’s amazing! I really need to try this technique. Just gorgeous, Debbie!

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