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.