Getting Inky With It

Do not try this if you aren’t ready to get inky! Take an ink pad, press it to a clear block to transfer ink, spray with a mist of water, and press block to paper. It’s that easy! I used shimmer white paper, watercolor paper works. Be careful with Whisper White or regular cardstock, it warps as it soaks up the water. When putting the ink on the block, I went from lightest to darkest so I didn’t get darker ink in the lighter pads. I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry. You can add ink to the blocks with sponges to (looks less saturated with color) or even re-inkers (looks more blotchy depending on how the ink spreads). The leafy stamp is from Tropical Chic, and the birds from Free as a Bird, both stamp in Staz On Black. The paper was still damp, so I used Staz On to make sure the stamping did not run or get blurry. Inspired by Karin Menghini’s team challenge to ink up our blocks and SoSS#161. The ink started flowing as I looked at the design team cards for “I is for Inks” challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers SoSS#161. I hope to keep getting inky this week! I forget about inky techniques, so this is a fun challenge to keep working on!

4 thoughts on “Getting Inky With It

  1. This is always a fun technique and I agree, it’s hard not to get all inky. Awesome cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


  2. Fab cards, love the colour combos!
    Thanks for getting inky with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!


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