I've been having a little too much fun rediscovering an OLD technique... so much so that I have at least two posts' worth of samples to show you with it! It's a simple and fun "no mess" technique that only requires ink refills and some baby wipes. I mentioned it before when I was showing you these treats I made for tonight's demonstrator meeting...
... and I stopped and took some photos of the actual process so I could share that will those of you who haven't seen this fun technique before. It's also a very cheap WOW--baby wipes are inexpensive, and you're only using a few drops of a $2.95 ink refill, which can also make your Stampin' Up ink pads last for years beyond the lifespan of a craft store pad.
Fold a couple of babywipes into a small pad on top of something non-porous, like my stamping tile, or a plastic plate or stamp case lid. Then drip ink refills onto the pad either randomly or in a pattern. I often use a circular pattern for flowers, but you can do stripes for fun solid stamps, too, like I did on my Valentines above.
Put enough ink on the wipe to cover an area a little larger than your stamp. Then just use the wipe as an ink pad and stamp away! You'll be able to stamp 20-30 times before the "ink pad" gets all muddied and the colors tend to get yucky as they blend too much. Then you can just pitch it!
The top card is a much busier card than I normally make, but I think it all works because of the color scheme. I sponged the Sale A Bration patterned paper with Pool Party ink to tone down the contrast and send it into the background a little more.And there's another Sale A Bration freebie on there, too--do you see it? The sentiment is cut apart from Vintage Verses, my favorite of the exclusive SAB 2013 stamp sets!
Pop back in and visit me tomorrow for four more card ideas made with this same technique and the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating Framelits for the Big Shot! All use the same color scheme of Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette and Raspberry Ripple.