One Stamp, Three Ways, Day Three

One Stamp, Three Ways, Day Three

One more version of this lovely rose stamp as a focal point. This time we’re going for a watercolor effect.

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First, use distress inks to ink your stamp, spritz it with a little bit of water, and stamp it on your paper. You can use a water brush to spread ink around if you’ve got any bare spots you don’t like. Or, you can use a water brush and watercolor crayons to fill in spaces after it dries if you’d rather. Next, stamp over top of it if you want a nice, clear line to help define your stamped and watercolored image.

To get a few drops of ink splattered about, grab a spray ink, unscrew the top, and gently tap or flick the end of the feeder tube while you hold it over your stamped image. (Don’t touch the feeder tube to your paper.)

The background and sentiment were made by stamping a flower stamp in metallic ink on kraft paper, and then stamping the sentiment over top of that. A little bit of silver all around the edges, and the card is done.

What do you think? Do you like coming up with new ways to use your favorite stamps, or do prefer to stick with tried and true methods? Which rose card do you like best?

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  1. Another interesting technique that I would not have thought of. I think I liked the look of the first card – with all the red – best, but I would be much more likely to do the second one (but maybe with the rose stamped and cut as in day one). Now aren’t you sorry you asked?

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