The Peeps over at Simon Says Stamp and Show are this week asking crafters to use a stamp/s that you love but do not use. After a little thinking and a smackeral of honey (I am a bear of very little brain!) I remembered this Inkadinkado stamp which I bought some time ago (about a year!) but had not really been satisfied with how it had turned out. I had tried colouring it with markers and Copics but was not really happy with the results.
I started trying to think of different ways I could ink it up and then had a little "Eureka" moment and thought about the watercolour technique which I had learnt on the CC101 course. I picked out Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks and inked up my stamp. A little spritz with water using a mini mister and then I stamped the image on to watercolour paper. Wow! Do I now love this stamp! I got a little carried away and made up 5 images to use on cards and the beauty of this technique is that each image is different!
As for the rest of the card, I used a Paperartsy stamp for the grass at the base using the same green inks as on the image and I stamped some birds using a Tim Holtz stamp. The orange cardstock is cordinations which I ran through a Tim Holtz embossing folder before sanding and inking with GT and RP inks. A little ribbon holding a TH tag stamped with a SU stamp and that is my card finished, which I have sent to a very special friend of mine to thank her for a recent gift she sent me. I hope she likes it!
Thank you guys and gals at SSS for making me look again at this stamp!
I have just realised that I can also enter this into the Addicted to Stamps Challenge which is simply to incorporate stamping into your piece. I have ticked that box with this card! It has been a while since I have joined in over there so yippee!
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