Hello fellow crafters! I hope you are well and have some time to be creative. Today’s card is for the Make the Day Special Stamp Store blog, using one of my favorite Mama Elephant stamp sets.
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I don’t even recall when I saw this technique first: someone took their markers (Distress, Memento, Stampin Up) directly to the stamp and was able to use different colors on a complex image. I never had luck with it – the impressions I got were never crisp and of the quality I liked, so I forgot about the technique again. Recently, I wondered: so what if it’s not perfect. If I use Distress Markers, I can reactivate them with water. So, I gave it another go and look where it got me:
Of course, you could also mask parts of your stamp and then ink it up individually and achieve a similar result, but a) I am too lazy and b) I really wanted to see if I could create a watercolor look despite stamping. And I’m happy to report: yes, I could make it work.
The original stamped image looked blotchy and not very crips – no surprises there, as the Distress Markers/Inks are not made for stamping. But with some water, they turned out beautifully – I guess if you give this card to someone who’s not familiar with crafting, you might sell them on the idea you drew the elements 😉
I added some blue stickles and splashes of gold spray to sparkle up the card, then stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black on the label and 3D mounted it. All done. Not a lot to this card, but it looks rather pretty, doesn’t it?
I’m sending this card to the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More “CAS” because despite the label layer, it’s pretty clean and pretty simple; Addicted To CAS “Distress” because, well, I used Distress Markers! And last but not least Inkspirational “Sprinkle” because I added the gold sprinkles to make it shiiiiiiiine! 🙂
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