Let’s get today’s festivities started with the card.
See those squares? They are all stamped. All. The. Way. Yep, yep, yep. 100 percent.
To make them, I used a cool swirl clear stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Simple D’Vine stamp set and an ink pad I made myself using three re-inkers and a piece of sponge.
This is a “homemade ink pad” technique similar to one that appeared in Paper Crafts magazine’s PC 101 special issue earlier this year, which is still available at www.papercraftsmag.com. (If you are a cardmaker/stamper/paper crafter who loves techniques, this issue is a must… but I digress.)
Here’s exactly what i did:
* I cut the sponge a little bigger than the stamp.
* I randomly placed ink from three reinkers on the sponge. In this case, I used Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick from Ranger Industries. I know, I know, the pad isn’t pretty. But, really, the end result is.
* I inked the stamp up and stamped it once on a piece of cardstock.
* Then, I repeated the inking and stamping again and again. I did mix things up a little as I worked my way across the cardstock by turning the stamp a few different directions.
* The end result was a lovely piece of background paper, which I cut up for the card. Easy peasy.
A couple specs about today’s card:
* The design was inspired by the SC182 sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.com.
* The Thanks sentiment is from Technique Tuesday’s Big Mouth clear stamp set. The swirl-like element is from their Simply D’Vine set. The inks are from Ranger Industries. Assorted other supplies.
Thanks for stopping by today.