Stamping and then Embossing before coloring your image can lead to interesting but simple cards.
Not apparent in this photo, but by adding clear embossing powder over white ink, the starkness of the white ink was toned down a bit. This also allows me to "get to work" sooner and not worrying about smearing the ink. White Pigment Ink can take a long time to dry. I then colored the image with color pencils, very minimally.
By doing this on a black card stock, minimal coloring is needed. A few embellishments and a ribbon is all that is needed finished the look. This is an A2 card, matted on pink cardstock and then a white card base. Rhinestones finish off the look with just a little bling.
|Double click on image for a closer view of stamping and coloring.|
The dusty looking background is due to the static powder I used and did not wipe it down before picture taken.