Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Using Scraps of Felt and Re-Inkers to Apply Ink to Your Stamps

The other day, I promised to share the technique we learned during my Open House on Saturday. I have finally gotten it together to share. We reviewed how to apply ink to our stamps using scraps of felt and re-inkers. Warning....this technique can be a little hard on the manicure so wear latex gloves if you wish.

First - collect your supplies. You will need re-inkers in at least 2 colors, a solid stamp, scraps of felt, a tweezers and cardstock.

Pinch the felt with the tweezers and add drops of the first color re-inker to the felt. Spread the drops around the felt. Always start with the lighter color first. The apply a few drops of the darker color to the felt.

Begin to tap the felt to the solid stamp.

Continue to tap the solid stamp with the felt until you have it covered with ink.

Stamp the image on the cardstock in a normal fashion.

Ink the outline stamp normally and stamp on the solid image. You are ready to assemble and embellish the card how ever you choose. Look closely at the solid image. You can see the variegation in the image adding depth and realism to the flower.

To make this card, I used a sketch from the Wishes Card Confidence Book. I cut the stamped image out and sponged the layers. I stamped the the sentiment on the bottom and the card was done. Items used (all CTMH) include Unforgettable Pattern Paper, Juniper, Sorbet and Colonial White cardstock. Ink colors include Juniper and Desert Sand stamp pads and Tulip and Sorbet re-inkers. By the way, the stamp set I used was Aspiration. I can't begin to count the times that I have used this is so versatile.

Well, I'm off to create more goodies....For Now, Happy Crafting!


Shirley said...

Thanks for that Cindy. I have alwayls wondered and never got that far. Great tutorial without a pad.

TannyP said...

Wow - I'll have to give this a try. I love the realis of the flower!