Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Stamping Technique

Good morning!
A few days ago I was puttering in my craft room and came across the monthly challenge at SweetStamps...and decided to try it! It is usually a technique that they want you to try and this month (from March 15 thru April 14) the requested technique is using markers to ink up your stamps. I tried it 2 ways: with alcohol markers and with water based markers. I could not get the alcohol marker method to work because I don't have any spray-on alcohol to remoisturize the "ink" once it has dried (and alcohol marker ink dries fast!). SO...I used my only 2 water-based markers... a nice blue and green. 
And here is the result!


The "swirl" stamp is from Stampabilities called "Vintage Flourish" and the sentiment stamp is from SweetStamps. I also added a little Stickles "Star Dust" to the flourish and a single rhinestone...for a bit of glam.


The markers I used are Promarkers "Aqua" and I brushed the ink on the stamp with the large tips, first one color, then the other...blending it a bit here and there. When that was done I spritzed it with water in my little mini spritzer from Ranger. After it dried I added a bit of sparkley Stickles to parts of the image.


And lastly I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cropped the whole thing and mounted on a medium blue folded cardstock. Very CAS. Especially the "S"!
I am my worst critic, and even I like this one!
So, thanks, SweetStamps, for the suggestion!

Challenges:
sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - Inking Stamps with Markers
I chose her card from 3-12-14
(I'm also their GD this week, so not sure I'm allowed to enter a card...
but couldn't resist!)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982009931961/
(I used the colors aqua, blue, green...and the swirls remind me of water/ocean)

6 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty cards, Sandie! I am a new follower.

Marina said...

Of course you are allowed to enter a card !!! I love this. It is great for a sympathy card as it is not at all morbid and would be equally suitable for people with or without religious belief. Lovely colours and love the touch of sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

sandie said...

This worked out really well, the swirl looks greatm and the added sparkle perfect. So glad you played along as well as being our GDT

Irish Cherokee said...

Popped over from Darnell's blog. Beautiful CAS card. Love the Stickles as a finishing touch.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful design, love the colors you used on the swirl and added sparkle. Thank you for joining us in this months blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

creatingwithpaper said...

This is a great card! That technique worked out wonderfully. It inspires me to give it a try. =) Thanks for taking the time to play with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna