Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th and Make It Monday!

Hello, and Happy Independence Day America! Thanks to the holiday, I am off from work today and happily found time for a little ink play this afternoon.

Not only is it Independence Day, but its Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink. This week's technique is multi color stamping with reinkers, brought to us by the uber talented Betsy Veldman. You can find her video tutorial HERE.

The only reinker I have is Simply Chartreuse and unfortunately it doesn't look all that chartreuse when I squirted some out of the bottle, so I took out my handy dandy Tim Holtz Distress Ink reinkers. I chose Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmalade (Crushed Olive is in the picture, but I didn't end up using it). I tried to make my stamp pad using fun foam like Betsy demonstrates, but apparently all fun foam is not created equally and mine didn't absorb the reinker at all. So I went to plan B.

Plan B was to use Ranger felt ink pad material that I have in my stash, which is made for making your own custom ink pads. I cut a small piece (it comes in an 8.5 x 11 sheet) and went to work. I chose an image from Wildflower Garden and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black on the ink pad material. I then added a dot of Spiced Marmalade onto the center of the flower, and for the petals I mixed Wild Honey and Dried Marigold. I inked the stem with Peeled Paint. The pad wicked the ink a bit, but it worked splendidly.

I stamped the wild daisy image across the bottom of a 4.5 x 4.75 piece of kraft cardstock. I then took a Fillable Frames #10 die cut out of my scrap tin. It was Stampers Select White, so I took my Wild Honey ink pad and my ink applicator tool and distressed it. I stamped my wildflower one more time on the die cut and added my sentiment. To the center of each flower I added some dots of Ranger black enamel paint. I finished off by adding a band of Orange Zest twill ribbon and a Harvest Gold button stitched on with button twine. I then matted it on a 5 x 5 Ripe Avocado card base.

And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by.