I was recently asked to make a layered stamped card. Using a blended ink technique for the sentiment, I thought I would share my process here for how to blend the ink and then stamp it. I really like the subtle blend and it worked well as a background for my stamped sentiment. I am sure to use more ink blending in the future, how about you?
large flat stamp
water spray bottle
ink pads (I used 5)
You don’t have to spritz with water but I think it helped with the ink blending. And the cotton swab technique is a lifesaver, I am so glad I stumbled upon that technique!
Finally, I cut out a square shape from my stamped image and used it on the card at the top of the post.
I know a lot of crafters want to flip a stamped image. It seems like when you have a stamp facing one direction, you find a way you want to use it the reverse direction, but how do you accomplish that? I found a simple, easy way with a tool I already had in my collection.
When you use this technique, the reverse image is a bit lighter but when colored in, the difference isn’t as noticeable.
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This month over on the Rinea Blog, I am sharing a stamping technique using the new Ghost Ink 2.0. My video tutorial shares how the Ghost Ink works as well as a technique I am showing stamping on top of it.
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