Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wednesday Stamper

The theme for this week's Wednesday Stamper is stripes and since I don't have any stripped stamps, I made this using my handy dandy ink blending tool! The Laughter stamp is by Hero Arts and the clown is a Zettiology stamp. For step-by-step instructions on making the stripes, scroll on down this post!

To do this project you will need glossy cardstock, ink blending tool (or make-up sponges which can be used for stazon/glossy cardstock combination), Stazon inks in various colors and painter's tape.

Take strips of painters tape and mask off the glossy cardstock. Like so:

Using your ink blending tool, ink up and then ink the cardstock. You want to pull it in straight lines and not in circles. Here is what it will look like:

Then, remove the tape and you will be left with little stripes.
You can then re-lay new tape down, covering the stripes and repeat the previous steps with a different color.

Here it is with two colors.
And with three....

If you really want to get wild, you can lay the tape, stamp and then ink. I like to use two different shades of the same color, like light brown and dark brown. Here is what it looks like with the tape still on:

Pull up the tape and viola!

If you have any questions you can always email me, by clicking the link up above.


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning. Perfect.

Kaz said...

gorgeous stripes, lovely and cheery colours too!

DymphieM said...

Wonderful with this bright colours. Thank you so much for showing how you made the stripes.

SusiR said...

Wonderful card and thanks for your description.

Anonymous said...

Looks great!!

tina's space said...

i love it when people find ways around obstacles. this is a great page. love all the bright fun colors.

Femmy said...

beautiful, great image!!!