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May 4, 2017

Ink Pad Stamped Card

I'm back for my second post today.

I really had fun making this card, and it was super easy. I'll write up a tutorial for you, so you can make your own. 

First, here's the card:

And here's how I did it. 

First I took out my Distress Ink Pads in Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Green. 

Using a piece of cardstock I'd cut to size, I took the Pink Pad and rubbed it across the top of the cardstock. 

I repeated this for the Orange, Yellow, Blue and Green, using a piece of paper to mask the rest of the cardstock.

I didn't get a strong swipe initially on the blue, but decided to leave it. Then I made up another mask with paper to cover the blue portion and create a different shape for the lake bottom. Then I inked the green below that and filled in any exposed cardstock with color. (either green for grass or blue for water)

Then I sat there and looked at it wondering what on earth I was doing. Lol --

Here's the stamp set I used put out by IndigoBlu. I don't think this set is still available, but you can still get the stamps as singles, or in other sets. 

I used the bottom strip of this one, and I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the birds. I use Staz On ink a lot, so my rubber stamps look black. As you can see, I've used these a lot.

First I stamped the 'greenery' across the bottom of the Cardstock using Black Staz-On Ink.

Then I inked the stamp, but covered up a part of the stamp, and stamped on the back side of the blue lake portion to about 2/3 of the way across the card, I re-inked and stamped the last bit a little offset.


Okay, so that was a happy accident. 

I did the same on the front side of the blue portion (masking the portions of the stamp I did not want to use), being careful not to get too much of the stamp in the center. I used the stamp on each side, then used a black fine tip pen to fill in the rest of the grass in the center by hand. 

Finally, with a white fine tip pen I carefully touched up the top of the blue water where the grass meets the water, to give more of a watery effect, and to clean up the offset 'greenery.' I used a black fine point pen as well.

I finished it up with a bird stamp by Tim Holtz. 

It kind of looks like a runny painted sky. I may have moved the pad around a bit, but I like the effect. I also have a few streaks of blue in the sky. 

Pretty easy though hey? I'd like to try something similar with other stamps I have. 

I got the idea from Stampscapes. They create stamps that are perfect for scenery cards. I think he uses a brush with the ink pads, and felts, etc. to add color. Anyway, they look gorgeous. You should definitely check them out.  Here's a link: Stampscapes

Hope you'll try it out~


1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to make a picture Carmen. Thank you for sharing how you made it

    Love Chrissie xx


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