It’s so easy to forget: we can do things more than one way! Today I’m working with Pink Ink stamps (and wow they’ve got a lovely give-away!) and I am sharing several ways you can use the same stamp. I’m linking up to Ellen Hutson.com for supplies today – and affiliate links are used. Thank you in advance should you use the link as they support this blog and cost you nothing extra.
I’m featuring the Pink Ink stamp “Pretty Petals” – it’s a new favorite for sure!
Way #1 is the obvious: stamp it onto paper and color as seen here.
Way #2 (also shown above) is an often forgotten favorite: stamp with versamark or watermark ink on watercolor paper. Then watercolor – or in my case splash on some distress ink – and see what happens. Versamark usually ends up darkening the color(s) of watercolor but note this technique isn’t super reliable and results vary depending on the paper used too. So use it as a “messy” background works best.
Way #3: stamp with dye ink, then coat in clear embossing powder and seal. Why do this? It seals in the color. So for example with distress ink it means that flower I stamped stays sharp no matter what else I do. Which brings me to…
#4: Stamp with distress ink + water, mist, or otherwise some kind of “sloppy” type of image. It makes a watered out faded image and can accent projects beautifully.
Four ways on two cards – and these ideas could all work on other projects as well. Here is my video run through (it’s short!) on YouTube.
The stamp I featured is “pretty petals” by Pink Ink– I just love the size and the awesome details on this stamp.
supplies featured include:
Pretty Petals stamp
Do what you love stamp
Distress Ink (all the oranges from persimmon to honey, as well as mowed lawn (Green)
Watermark ink and clear embossing powder
black archival ink
assorted 28 Lilac Lane embellishments
Tim Holtz phrase stickers
watercolor paper and cardstock
When it comes to stamping I love that it can be as simple as black ink on paper to layered techniques that take a lot of time – and I love that you can get countless looks from just one stamp. This was a really fun challenge to myself – and I added in the challenge of using a color (orange) I don’t usually reach for.
Give away time!
Pink Ink has generously donated and wrapped up a set of stamps for one of you!
To win these beautiful stamps (I’ll have a video with that house stamp coming soon!) just leave a comment on this post by July 15th. The winner will be drawn on July 16th (randomly) and posted to the Camp Scrap winner roundup post. Good luck – and happy stamping!