Frugal Friday (9-5)

Welcome to the first of my soon-to-be (fairly) regular Frugal Friday posts.

On Frugal Friday, I’ll share a cheapskate paper crafting trick. I usually share a project, too.

Today’s all about raiding your cupboards and using a glass, specifically a shot glass, to make a cool background.

To do this, you are going to need: a shot glass; an ink pad or two (they should be little larger than the rim of the glass); a piece of cardstock and a damp wash cloth.

Let’s get started.

Set your glass on your ink pad. Twist it until the rim is thoroughly covered with ink.

Place the glass on the piece of cardstock. Twist the glass while it’s sitting on the paper so that the ink completely transfers from the glass to the paper. I personally prefer Distress Ink pads from Ranger Industries because the ink spreads out a bit and gives a nice, grungy look.

Now, use your glass to stamp again and again. If you want to change colors between stampings, just set your glass on your damp washcloth and twist off any leftover ink. This will keep your ink pads from getting contaminated.

When you are finished, use the paper like any other paper.

Here are two projects I completed using this Frugal Friday trick.

The green background here was completed with with two different shades of green ink.  I also stamped the green circle on the circle tag.

Here, I just stamped the circle rings on the two pieces of patterned paper.

The “Be Kind to Earth” sentiment stamp on both projects is from Heart & Soul. The patterned papers are from October Afternoon (the trees and doe) and Scenic Route (the graph paper).

Thanks for stopping by today.

And, can I just say how much I love saying Frugal Friday?!  Everytime I think of it, my voice changes to a Swedish Chef voice. I utter the words, “Ya, ya, ya… It’s Fruuuuuuu—gal Frid-day.” How I love this day! 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow.

7 thoughts on “Frugal Friday (9-5)

  1. I love this idea, and the supporting card visuals are awesome!

    BTW, thanks for your nice comment about my owl card. It was so easy to make that it almost doesn’t seem fair to have it on the cover. LOL 😉

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