Sunday, June 1, 2014

My 1st Picture Tutorial: ARTSY from NOT so ARTSY stamps.

The SSS Monday Challenge for the week is ARTSY STAMP. 

This card was created with a group of friends who had not been introduced to the MAGIC of DISTRESS INKS. I started by showing them how to blend  the color on with an applicator.

( BOY am I looking forward to getting those MINI blenders!) 

After a good thick coat of ink I spritzed it with water and let it dry.
LOVE those droplets!

Then I misted my stamp  with water and  set it on the well inked cardstock.

The results were too faint.

One of the gals suggested adding color to the stamp then restamping.
This was nice, but not what I was going for.

So we inked it again with a darker color and little spritz of water.
  That was it!! Cool!

 I stamped some more images and doodled with a white pen.

Embossed over the clock image and added a sentiment. Finished it off with some washi tape on the card base and mounted the whole thing together with my SUPER enduro PINK tape runner.

I Like how this group effort of trial and error, inking and stamping turned out! Nice ARTSY looking card from NOT-So artsy stamps. The girls are hooked on DISTRESS INKS now!

Here is a close-up

Thank for looking!



  1. I love how you persevered until you got the results you were looking for...and your results are truly AMAZING Laura! I love the bold colors and how you doodled with your white pen, really makes the colors pop! Fabulous card!

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the background and flower image!! So pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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