This class taught me to think outside the box when it comes to my ink pads. Acrylic block, paintbrushes and brayers can all be used as tools alongside your ink. I made a mess, my hands got extra inky and I had lots of fun!
I die-cut mint and white card stocks with an A2-sized stitched die. I stamped a floral image from Altenew’s Extra Special Stamp Set onto each of them. I directly stamped distress oxide inks onto my crafter’s essential mat, and lightly sprayed them with water. I painted the flowers on the white card stock with wilted violet distress oxide ink. For the leaves, I used mowed lawn and lucky clover for the undersides. I cut out the center portion of the image with a 3.25×2.25 inch die. I placed double-sided tape on the backside. I matched the painted florals to the mint card stock and pressed down. I stamped “Tu me inspiras” (you inspire me) from Altenew’s Lable Love Spanish Stamp Set in black dye ink. I attached it with foam tape.
I added sparkle with light green sequins and attached my completed project to a blank card base.
- Altenew Extra Special Stamp Set
- Altenew Label Love Spanish Stamp Set
- Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn and Lucky CLover
- Black Dye Ink
- Foam Tape
- Double-Sided Tape
This card was fun, messy, and out of my comfort zone to create. I wanted something colorful, and what’s better than a rainbow for color? I stamped Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemon, Spice Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Prize Ribbon, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks, onto my trusty mat. I sprayed the ink with water and rolled my brayer over the mixture. I rolled the paint onto white card stock and repeated the process until all the colors were rolled on.
I die cut my favorite portions of my newly painted (and dry) card stocks.
I stamped butterfly images from Altenew’s Painted Butterflies Stamp Set directly onto the painted card stock in black dye ink.
For the sentiment, I chose a Roald Dahl quote found in Altenew’s Watercolor Roses Stamp Set. I stamped it in black dye ink and attached my completed project onto a blank card base.
I very much enjoyed making messes with inks! I will likely use this inky mess again many times. It was also a quick card to put together.
- Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set
- Altenew Watercolor Roses Stamp Set
- Altenew Crafter’s Essential Mat ( A MUST have supply, its awesome)
- Distress Oxide Ink (colors listed above)
- Double-Sided Tape