Any Reason Is a Good Reason for #simplestamping!
Each month, for about a year now, Stampin’ Up! has issued a monthly challenge to demonstrators to create and share projects that would be considered #simplestamping. Today I will share my project with you here on the Stampin’ Show & Tell with Susan.
Here are the creative parameters for February’s #simplestamping challenge:
- Theme: Just because!
- Supplies: Stamps, ink, and paper.
Stamp / Ink / Paper = SIP Card
So for today’s project I have a video demonstration to share, with some tips and technique hints for an easy water-colored background. The project only uses paper, ink and stamps, but it also uses this fun technique. I hope you enjoy the video. Leave me comments below if you do, and let me know if you learned anything new you might try in your own projects.
Any Reason Is a Good Reason Stampin’ Show & Tell Video Demonstration
Materials & Measures:
- Granny Apple Green cardstock – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
- Basic Black cardstock – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
- Whisper White Cardstock – 3 3/4 x 5
Tips & Techniques:
- The sample on the left, was achieved by covering the clear block with a couple of drops from the re-inker bottles, and brushing with the Aqua-Painter to spread the color.
- The stamp down on the blank Whisper White cardstock.
- Allow the ink and water to get absorbed into the cardstock before you lift the block.
- RESULT – more white space, as the ink tends to pool because there is more moisture on the block.
- The sample of the right, was achieved with Stampin’ Write Markers and a Spritzer full of water.
- Color the clear block with the markers.
- Spritz with water, enough to have the ink start to pool.
- Then stamp down on the black Whisper White cardstock.
- Allow the ink and water to get absorbed into the cardstock, just like before
- RESULT – more of a filled in background, less white space.
Cardstock Plus Water – Paper Tips:
- After you apply this technique to standard Whisper White cardstock, it is likely to bow.
- Let it dry, completely, before you stamp on it.
- It should flatten out again as it dries.
- Use a strong adhesive to adhere it to your project.
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