Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Day Two: Multi Colored Inking

Here is my homework for day two of Online Summer Card Camp 2. I am LOVING this class. I am impressed with everyone's different styles and techniques. It gets me to think outside of the box and look at my stamps in different ways. Today, I decided to try my hand at inking one stamp in different colored inks for an ombre effect. Playing with ink is one of the funnest things about card making. I used a variety of flower and leave stamps from Hero Arts and Paper Smooches. I also have a confession to make...I'm addicted to the white gel pen. No, truly. I may cry if someone tries to take it away. It is so fun to add details to everything. 

My greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Hello Friend Set. I tried masking off parts of the stamp in different colors but really struggled getting a clean impression. I finally just pulled out my Memento markers and colored right on the stamp than retraced it after stamping to darken the color. I am really excited with how this turned out. 

My advice from today is to just have fun experimenting. Leave yourself open to changing your mind as you go. This card looks completely different what I started to make but I am very happy with the results. 

Happy Stamping!


  1. I really love your two-toned flowers! Gorgeous card!

  2. You did a beautiful job with all your stamping on this card. Gorgeous flowers and sentiment.