I recently read a post on Lydia's blog Understand Blue about a technique using white pencil for shading an image stamped on dark paper. So........ I decided to give it a try. Of course I think I found the smallest possible image to work with and should have kept looking but I made do. (This is a recent Stamp of the Week from Unity.)
So I cut a few pieces of black and a few pieces of navy cardstock and stamped the image on them in white craft ink.
After I let that dry for a while I went back with a white Prismacolor pencil and added some shading and reinforced some of the image, like the dots, that appeared too light.
Here's the same image on Night of Navy cardstock.
I was going for a simple card and took out a white card base and added a panel of dsp. The pink you see is some washi tape that I had out on my work table. The problem I ran into with that was that it was too opaque to successfully just adhere it to the panel on it's own. So I cut a strip of white cardstock and put the washi tape on that. Then I cut the strip into three strips and the rest is pretty obvious.
I'll finish the other images and make them into cards also, sooner or later. But I think I should look for a larger image to work with next time.
So let me ask, what would you use this card for? Birthday, sympathy, or would you think it might make a nice bridal shower card? The sentiment will go in the upper left corner. Inquiring minds would like to know.