Hello Everyone! It’s Lindsay from the Design Team here again today, and I am so excited to share another video tutorial with you! Today, I want to share a fun trick for stamping on kraft cardstock. When you stamp with your dye inks (which is the ink I have the most of) the ink is absorbed into the paper and can sometimes be dulled to the point of nonexistence. The best ink to use to stamp with on kraft card stock, arguably, is pigment ink, however, I don’t want to invest in a ton of pigment ink pads for one purpose, so I only invested in one, a white pigment ink pad! Watch the video tutorial below to see how to use this one ink pad, along with your dye ink pads, to intensify your stamping on kraft card stock!
After cutting a scalloped rectangle with a die and kraft card stock, I used a regular circle die to lightly stencil a circle in the center of the rectangle, making sure to use a light hand as I won’t be able to erase it later on. I brought out the “Love Sentiments” stamp set, and included in this set, are several tiny image stamps that I am going to use to stamp out a wreath. Starting with the flower and white pigment ink, I stamped five flowers, following the circle outline. Next up was the three leaf stamp, again stamping it repeatedly along the circle with white pigment ink. Finally, I used the small single leaf stamp with white pigment ink to fill in all the empty spaces to complete the circle and fill it out. Before moving onto the dye ink, I was sure to use my heat tool to really dry the pigment ink. If the ink is still a bit wet you can and more than likely will transfer it onto your dye ink pad, which can ruin it.
After my pigment ink stamping was good and dry I brought out my dye inks, choosing three colors. To stamp over the flower stamps I used a hot pink dye ink and for the leaves I used two different shades of green for a little variation. When I was finished overlaying the dye ink I went back and added a few more individual leaves to balance out the wreath, and then again, made sure to dry the stamping with my heat gun. The blessed sentiment in the “Blessed” stamp set fit my wreath perfectly, so using my MISTI, I built up and stamped a the sentiment onto the paper with Versamark Ink. I did use my embossing bag beforehand and made sure the ink was dry, but after sprinkling on Princess Gold embossing power, I did have a few places that held onto the powder. I just used a small paint brush to remove all the excess powder and then melted the embossing powder with my heat tool.
To finish this card, I cut a size larger straight rectangle from light purple card stock and matted the kraft panel onto it with fun foam and double sided adhesive. Finally, I adhered both panel onto an A2 top folding white card base to finish the card off!
This technique is one you can use no matter what type, style, or occasion of card you are making! Stamping with the white pigment ink first creates a barrier between the dye ink and the paper, which allows the dye ink to remain true to color and vibrant! Using this technique is such a great way to stretch your ink collection, without having to invest in more ink pads!
I hope you all enjoyed the video tutorial and found this technique helpful! If you are interested in the supplies I used today, they will all be linked below for your convenience! Happy Crafting!!
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