Sometimes we forget just how eye-catching and beautiful a card can be by simply stamping images with colorful inks—we don’t always have to stamp with black and color an image in with other mediums. Here, Julie is stamping a repeat image, allowing it to overlap, but using several different colors of ink to create a colorful pattern of lemon slices.
- Ink your stamps by placing them image side up on your work surface, and tapping your ink pad against the stamp; you will have more control and can better see how much coverage there is.
- Add visual interest with a single image by staggering and overlapping it across the paper surface.
- Clean your stamp thoroughly before changing ink colors when using high-contrast hues to avoid cross contamination of your ink pads.
- Water-based dye inks dry fast on the paper surface and can be used on glossy and porous [paper] surfaces.
- Neenah Solar White is a good staple card stock to have in your stash; it works well with virtually all inks (pigment, water-based dye, permanent dye, etc.) as well as colored pencils, and alcohol markers.
- Gina K Amalgam Ink is a versatile ink; it dries quickly and works well with colored pencils, alcohol markers and water-based mediums, without bleeding.
- Kick up a simple card design as Julie shows in the video—popping up just a portion can take the design to the next level and provide great visual oomph!