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Friday, September 30, 2011

Ink Techniques: Custom Ink Pad

I love to use markers directly on a stamp to get 2 colours. But, if you're making several of the same card, say for Xmas or Invitations, try using a Custom Ink Pad to speed things up.

Cut a piece of a craft foam sheet and lay it on your work surface. Place a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on the foam and trace the corner to make re-positioning easy.
 Keep the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig in place and stamp your image with StazOn ink.
Apply ink to part of the image with a refill bottle. Let the ink soak in a bit and then blot up the excess with a baby wipe or a tissue.
 Replace the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on the foam using the guide lines and ink the stamp. Try it out on scrap paper first! I usually get too much ink on the foam, but after stamping a few times on scrap paper the image is just right.
 I used the green inked image as a background on my card. Just re-ink the foam pad as needed.
Stamp the image on your envelopes, too!
After all the card fronts and envelopes are stamped, apply the second ink colour to the foam pad and blot. Don't forget to test it on scrap paper until you get a clean image. Now stamp the 2 colour mats.

I coloured the berries and leaves and glued on the twine bow.





Supplies
Stamps
-Easy Events 116958
Ink
-Old Olive ink refill 100531
-Real Red ink refill 103287
-Real Red marker 100052
-Certainly Celery marker 105106
Paper
-Certainly Celery card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Real Red card stock
Tools
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Accessories
-craft foam sheet
-Tombow glue 110755
-Cherry Cobbler /White Baker's Twine 123125

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