Video: Rainbow Multi-Inking + GIVEAWAY

Hi! First – I want to thank you for bearing with me as I took a blog break to focus on family stuff. Although I am back now, I likely won’t post much this week due to some travel. (But I will share some fun photos since I will be with some crafty friends that you likely know!) I promise I will be back to serious blogging soon. Thank you for your patience, understanding, encouragement and kind words. xo

OK… time for a crafty video! I have a colorful stamping technique for you today – rainbow multi-inking

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Sometimes I find that I have an awesome stamp image and I want to keep it “front-and-center” on my card. Today’s technique is perfect for this! Using various colors of pigment ink, I stamped this fantastic Neat & Tangled “thank you” image for a rainbow effect. The video shares two easy ways to achieve this look – using a stamp positioner or the MISTI stamping tool. I kept the rest of the card simple by heat embossing the Neat & Tangled heart background with silver pearl embossing powder. Oh – and I die cut regular sequins to great heart sequins!

This technique would be great for fun background or border stamps, too.

NEAT & TANGLED

This card was part of a guest post over on the Neat & Tangled blog. The owner of N&T – Danielle – is a friend of mine and one of the most loved gals in this industry. She has a heart of gold… and an *incredible* eye for talent. Danielle’s design team is by far one of the best (if not the best!) design teams I have ever seen. I highly encourage you to check out the N&T blog to see this team in action. I bet you will find some new and fabulous cardmakers to follow. (And she didn’t ask me to say that – I truly believe it!)

GIVEAWAY

When Neat & Tangled sent me stamps for this post, they sent some extras for me to give away to a lucky winner. For your chance to win TWO Neat & Tangled stamp sets, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 1/26/15. (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

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Video: Distress Ink Bleed and Insides of Cards

Hello! Today I am guest over on the Neat & Tangled challenge blog. (The owner, Danielle, I another of the industry’s greatest gems.) They have a great challenge focusing on the insides of cards. My video shows this and a fun Distress Ink bleed technique

(Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)

I love techniques. Love them. It is 90% of the fun of cardmaking for me. And I really think this one is a favorite… although I haven’t done it in years. I just need a better name than “Distress Ink bleed”. LOL

The new Neat and Tangled Hope Anchors stamp is perfect for the Distress Ink bleed technique. I first stamped the image with various colors of Distress Ink on my new favorite watercolor paper. To create the bleed, I misted each area of the stamped image once from about 4″ away. The water will react with the Distress Ink (a unique property of these awesome inks) and cause veins of color to shoot out from the image. SO VERY COOL. You can add more water if you want a softer result. But I love the little bit of bleed.

Once dry, I stamped over it with black ink. I love the bold black against the fun watercolor results.

And on the inside? I cut and matted a piece exactly like I did on the front and created a heart with the same technique.

Looking for more ideas like this one? Try these:

By the way, I love tying the inside of cards to the outside of cards. Be sure to check out the Neat and Tangled challenge blog for more ideas for this challenge. If you play along, you could win a prize…

I will be there today and again in a few weeks. They have one of the best design teams. Lots of great clean and simple designs!

See you soon.

SUPPLIES

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