Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ink Smooshing on Glossy Paper

I love Laura Bassen's ink smooshing technique but I wanted to use it on Glossy Paper. Water would not have worked as it will not "grab onto" glossy paper. So I inked up a piece of transparency with Scuba, Goldenlocks and Audrey Blue - all from SSS. I used each ink separately. After inking the transparency I misted the ink with Copic Colorless Blender which is alcohol based. You can buy this in a large container and then place some in a mini-mister!

One the ink was puddled up I smooshed it onto Ranger Glossy Paper - by far my fav brand! Then I proceeded to layer the three different inks to get this effect. I stamped the greeting from Big Scripty Greetings in Staz-on Jet Black. I used Staz-on because I was stamping onto glossy paper!

I then trimmed the panel and used foam tape to pop it up on some Pool cardstock from Hero Arts...I think....I have A LOT of cardstock so it could also be a Bazzill color lol!!! I might try and do a picture tutorial on this later in the week!

Monday, June 15, 2015

SSS The Color of Fun Release Gone Shabby Chic

So when faced with new products I usually try to think of multiple ways to use them. After talking with my friend Jana I decided to use Jennifer McGuire's shadowing stamping technique with SSS dye ink Scuba and SSS white pigment. I used a doily stencil from the Crafter's Workshop and sponged the white ink on first and then sponged on scuba. It turned out beautifully! I created the layers with vellum cut with SSS Clustered Leaves die and even inked some with Scuba and then I die cut the flowers using SSS Viola die and white card stock. I white heat embossed the sentiment from SSS Big Scripty Greetings!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Release: The Color of Fun

Simon Says Stamp has come out with new bright and fresh inks for their summer release. I have fallen in love with Scuba which is a bit brighter and more intense than Hero Arts Tide Pool and they look beautiful together. The Big Scripty Greetings has certainly been useful - I made an easy set of cards using this set along with SSS Wide Stripes background and some vellum. The stamps embossed so beautifully! For the grey background I used SSS Fog - dreamy color and for the pink I used Pale Blush Pink!