If you have followed my blog for a while you have heard me say that I am not a very good stamper. I enjoy it but I just can't seem to get images to be clean and crisp or to color them and have them look the way I want them to. I can manipulat and cut paper all day, but ask me to stamp and I struggle with it. I believe in trying new things until I get it right or find a technique that works for me.
I may have found it!
I have been watching videos at Lily Pad Cards where she uses Distress inks to blend the background then stamps over it or uses a resist technique then inks over it.
Since the challenge this week at Paper Crafting World is to use Red, Orange, and Yellow",
I thought this was the perfect time to try this technique.
I really like it. I know it is not perfect. (I tried to hide most of the mistakes, but believe me, they are there. This is the closest I have come to getting a look that I like when using stamps.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Barn Red, Rusty Hinge, & Wild Honey
Colorbox black pigment ink
Inkadinkadoo script stamp
Hot Off The Press labels stamps & borders stamps
The roses are one of Melin's digital stamps called "Roses In Vase".
You can purchase it here.
Obviously, I cut out the vase. I also printed it twice because I needed to hide the area that I messed up on with the script stamp :)
Head over to Paper Crafting World and join in the fun of the digi stamp challenge this week.