Hello again! Today’s technique is an oldie-but-goodie that you HAVE to try! Using reinkers and baby wipes to create your own ink pad is fun and great when making many cards at once.
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I really like the “artsy” style of the new Simon Says Stamp / Altenew Fabulous You Stamp Set. (This set is a collaboration between the two companies for STAMPtember. It is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and available in limited quantities.) There are so many fun ways to use it! I wanted to do something colorful and quick and good for multiple cards.
I started by gold glitter heat embossing the flower from the Simon Says Stamp / Altenew Fabulous You Stamp Set on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. This paper is matte coated and perfect for fun stamping techniques. It is coated, so the ink doesn’t absorb right away… the colors I add to it will be intense and need to be heat set. It is fun to play with!
Next I folded a few baby wipes to create my own ink pad. I added various drops of Distress Ink Reinkers to create my own custom pad with lots of variation. (You can see the colors I used in the thumbnails at the end of this post.) I then inked the solid images of my flowers with the custom ink and stamped it over the heat embossing.
The heat embossing will resist the ink we stamp on top. And check out the intense color with lots of variation! You could hand-color this with markers or paint but this is SO much faster and I can quickly make many cards. Just be sure to let it dry or heat emboss it! You can use any dye reinkers.
I also heat embossed sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp / Altenew Fabulous You Stamp Set on each stamped panel. These sentiments are gorgeous.
If you want a softer look, you can spritz the DIY ink pad with some water to dilute the colors a bit…
Since I had my custom ink pads created, I decided to also use them to create a few other cards. Here, I used them to stamp the leaves from the fun My Favorite Things Modern Trees Stamp Set. Check out that variation! I also used a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp / Altenew Fabulous You Stamp Set and created a window with the My Favorite Things Rectangle Peek A Boo Window Die.
Hope you try this!
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