Hello friends! It’s Victoria and I am back with an awesome tone-on-tone design using the Not Messy Stamp Set from the Hedgehog Hollow May Subscription Box!

This card is super simple to create. You will need:

  • 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base (white)
  • 4 x 5 inch card panel (white)
  • A strip of black card stock
  • White embossing powder, embossing ink, and a heat tool
  • Stamping ink (coordinating colors)
  • Not Messy Stamp Set from the May Subscription Box
  • Shape stencil (i.e. heart, star, circle)

To begin, create an ink blended shape in the middle of the 4 x 5 inch card panel using a shape stencil. You can create your own stencil using a shape die and acetate or card stock, or you can use a pre-made stencil of your choice.

Be sure to ink the inside portion of the stencil design. The outside portion should remain white. Consider using three coordinating colors to create a blended effect. For this project, I used inks by Catherine Pooler (Tiara, Lime Rickey, and Aquatini).

Next, with the stencil in place, take the medium and small heart stamp from the Not Messy Stamp Set, and stamp the images, alternating between both heart stamps. Create a tone-on-tone effect by stamping the color of the ink used for blending in the coordinating spots of the heart (as shown above).

Optional: Create a border to frame the ink blended shape using a coordinating shape die. Adhere the border to frame the shape.

Using black card stock and white embossing powder, create a sentiment. For this project, I used the sentiment “You’re the Best” from the Exclusively Hand Lettered Stamp Set from the Hedgehog Hollow. Once the sentiment is heat embossed, trim to a small strip and adhere to the card. Tip: Cut the end of the strip at an angle for added interest.

If you want to elevate this card design, add a second panel behind the 4 x 5 inch panel. I used Satin Mirror Card Stock by Tonic Studios to frame the card panel and the ink blended heart.

And with that, this project is complete! I hope you were inspired to create a tone-on-tone effect on your next card project! Thanks so much for stopping by!