Thursday, January 24, 2013

Collage stamp and Distress Inks

This Valentine stamp puzzled me.  It has a rose and some wording all together.  I couldn't color the individual components but one color seemed blah.  It was too detailed to emboss.  So now what?

You might wonder why I bought this if it was going to be a challenge. Well, it was at the dollar store and I don't have many Valentine stamps.  It seemed like an opportunity until I got it home and then went to use it.

So I got out my distress inks which work great with busy stamps and played.  This is what I came up with:

Watch at YouTube

I've used three colors all on the same stamp but alternating the placement of the colors each time.  It is very easy to do.  You do have to clean between stampings.  While I used distress inks, you could also use Stampin' Up! classic inks which are also a dye ink.

This was the favorite at this month's card class.  In the video I keep saying "Victorian Violet."  It is actually Victorian Velvet and a very pretty color from Ranger.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are staying warm.


  1. Lisa... what a cute card and love the vid! Thanks for doing it ;) Kathi

  2. Your card is very pretty. I like the multiple colors on a stamp like that and yours is great. I'm never satisfied with how mine turn out when I try using more than one color, I think I'm going to have to work on this technique more. Thanks for the video, it is a great help.

  3. This turned out great. I love the trio of stamped images on your card. Such a pleasing design.

  4. Beautiful card, looks so sophisticated! Love those colors.

  5. Very pretty card.
    Well you may have been stumped at first, but you rocked this stamp.
    Your card is gorgeous.

  6. love the new collage iamge and the card you turned it into-great video as well-we are having single digit temps here and snow is coming tomorrow-brrr!!

  7. Oh my goodness, Lisa! This is beautiful... BEAUTIFUL!!


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