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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ink Techniques: Stamping Off

Stamping Off is a simple idea that yields big results in lots of ways. Just as the name implies, you ink your stamp and stamp any number of times before re-inking. The image becomes lighter with each stamp.

Lighten the colour of an outline image
I used just one colour of ink on this card, but I stamped the outline image behind the sentiment on scrap paper first before stamping the mat to lighten the colour.

Supplies
Stamps
-Herb Expressions 113224
Ink
-Soft Suede pad 115657
Paper
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Soft Suede card stock
-Naturals Ivory card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
Tools
-Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch 119275
-Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack 118309
Accessories
-Baja Breeze Seam Binding 122331
-Chantilly Crochet Trim 118480
-Hemp Twine 100982
-Vintage Trinkets pin 118764

Tiny Flowers Detail
To make these little flowers punch the 4-petal flower and pierce a hole in the centre. Then tie a knot in the end of a piece of hemp twine and trim the end close to the knot. Thread the twine through the hole in the flower and secure with a dot of glue.
Lighten the colour of a solid image
The sentiment was layered over a solid image stamp with the same colour of ink, lightened by stamping on scrap paper.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fabulous Florets 123025
-Thank You Kindly 111700
Ink
-Not Quite Navy pad 103008
Paper
-Naturals White card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
Tools
-Scallop Trim Border punch 118402
Accessories
-Whisper White 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119262


Depth
I inked the wheat stamp and stamped it 3 times, layering the images to create the illusion of depth.

Supplies
Stamps
-Autumn Days 115452
-Thank You Kindly 111700
Ink
-More Mustard pad 103162
-Cherry Cobbler pad 119669
Paper
-More Mustard card stock
-Cajun Craze card stock
-Cherry Cobbler card stock
-Confetti Cream card stock
Tools
-Mat Pack 105826
-Piercing Tool 116631
Accessories
-Cherry Cobbler seam binding 120992
-Vintage Trinkets brads 118764

Motion
Create the illusion of motion by stamping an inked image 3 times. Start with the final position depicting the end of the action and go backwards in time, so to speak with each subsequent and lighter image.
I used markers to colour the sentiment with different colours.


Supplies
Stamps
-Extreme Skateboard 115179
-Extreme Elements 115181
-Full of Life 111500
Ink
-Pacific Point pad 111837 & marker120968
-Pumpkin Pie pad 105216 & marker 105115
-Basic Gray pad 109120 & marker 121619
-Basic Black pad 101179 & marker 102995
Paper
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Pacific Point card stock
-Pumpkin Pie card stock
-Basic Gray card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Stars die 113461
-3 in. Circle die122125
-Square Lattice embossing folder 119976
Accessories
-Silver brads 104336
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ink Techniques: Stencil

Faux Mat Stencil with Images
The Faux Mat on this card was made using a stencil. I sponged the outer edges and used a Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel for the images. Stamped images would work, too!

The edges of the Decorative Label were inked with Sponge Daubers and the cut out "F" was raised with Dimensionals.

I sprayed the paper daisy with water and added a drop of ink, then dried it with a Heat Tool.






Stencil Placement

I used the Big Shot and the Top Note die to cut out the stencil shape. Use paper if you want a sharply defined edge. The thickness of card stock will make a less defined edge.

Use removable adhesive and place the positive image where you want the stencil to be on the card front.



With removable adhesive, adhere the negative image to the card front with the positive image inside the negative image; like putting two puzzle pieces together. Remove the positive image.

Now sponge colour on the inside edges and stamp images. Remove the stencil.




Supplies
Stamps
-Vintage Vogue 117960
-Very Vintage jumbo wheel 117693
Ink
-Basic Black pad 101179
-Basic Gray pad 109120
-So Saffron pad 105213
-So Saffron ink refill 105225
Paper
-scrap paper
-So Saffron card stock
-Whisper White card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Top Note die 113463
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Jumbo Wheel Handle 103661
Accessories
-Paper Daisies 119243
-Fleurettes II 115604
-Antique brads 117273
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Faux Mat Stencil and Layers
The Oval Faux Mat on this card was cut with the Big Shot and the Ovals die. Follow the instructions above for perfect stencil placement. After applying ink with a Sponge Dauber, I layered a background stamp and the leaf spray image on the mat.

The edges of the sentiment label were inked with a sponge dauber and adhered with Dimensionals.

I used Satin ribbon, twisted and adhered to 3/4 in. circle of Sticky Page to make the ribbon rose.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fabulous Florets 123025
-Sincere Salutations 115068
-En Francais 109521
Ink
-Crumb Cake pad 121030
-Always Artichoke pad 105219
Paper
-Always Artichoke card stock
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals die 114525
-Matchbox die (label) 114890
-Ticket Corner punch 119867
Accessories
-Very Vanilla Satin ribbon 117291
-Sticky Page 114300
-Basic Pearls 119247
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430