I created this card by first stamping in this order:
Next came blending the sky. Using the largest brushes in a circular motion, starting around the moon and working out towards the cardstock’s outer edges in “rings” of color. I used the following ink colors (from Catherine Pooler) in this order:
Finishing the card with adding the bats over the moon. Coated the pumpkins with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add to card with pop dots.
I still love how a multi-step stamped image gives a clean & simple, single layer card pop with an image full depth!
An old friend who was trying multi-step stamps for the first time exclaimed after finishing her first stamped image … “It is like Magic!” A single-layered card can really spotlight that multi-step “Magic”!
Today, I have two single layered, C&S cards to share today. One is a Sweet Thank You card and the other is a Heartfelt Sympathy card.
What is your favorite image to stamp when making C&S cards?
Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying the “Last Day of Summer”?
I was so excited by the idea when a sweet attendee at JunkieFest, Jalayne, wanted to stamp the Birch Trees as Aspen trees! My head about exploded from her awesome suggestion! She was thrilled with her stamped “aspen trees” and so was I, so I had to come home and recreate stamping aspen trees for myself.
In my Color Recipe Update Post, I mentioned using Gina K’s inks while at Junkie Fest and liking the crisp impression from the inks … so I put them to the test using Classic Old Truck. I was not disappointed! First, all her ink colors responded with full coverage and crisp impression. Second, a wide color range of colors with 49 different colors. I really love the aqua colors she carries and would have a tough time trying to stamp this light turquoise truck using Memento inks.
I have 3 more Classic Old Truck season to come. Please, stay tuned.
ALL Color Recipes are now available for KSS Multi-Step layered stamps
It is official! I have finally caught up and you can now find a color recipe for every KSS Multi-Step stamp set! My next color assignment … update the ink brands to KSS’ Ink Color Substitution List.
I have mentioned in the past, I LOVE INK! Some can’t pass by a shoe shop without stopping… others may find bags & purses are their weakness … for myself, INK is my kryptonite! With this said, I have two more ink brands that will be added to my KSS’ Ink Color Substitution List:GinaK & Catherine Pooler inks.
I had the opportunity to work with GinaK’s inks while I was at JunkieFest in July, and I really like the way Gina’s dye inks leave a crisp impression while leaving very little ink behind to clean off the stamp after stamping. I believe GinaK has 40 different ink colors in a vast range of shades (darker) and tints (lighter) in color and neutral tones… perfect for multi-step stamping!
It was a long time KSS reader who suggested that I try Catherine Pooler’s inks (Thanks Billie Dee!), which are very different from the dye inks that most stampers are used to using. I liked stamping with CP’s inks and in my opinion, is more like a hybrid ink with qualities of both dye ink and pigment ink. They are like dye inks in that they are translucent (can see through the ink while it is on a clear stamp) and you can mix colors by layered stamping (stamp yellow on top of blue and it turns green). It resembles a pigment ink by its impressive solid ink coverage after a single stamping (no blotchiness or spots) but can leave an “ink halo” if using too much downward pressure when stamping. A light touch when inking up a stamp works best when stamping with these inks (a little goes a long way).
What is your favorite ink brand to stamp with or new ink brand you recently discovered?