Today I looked at the gorgeous ink storage system my amazing husband and father-in-law built me and felt guilty that I hoard all these amazing colors of ink but generally stick to using black or versamark ink.
I rummaged through my stamps and pulled out the “Bold Blooms” set by Ellen Hutson. LOVE this stamp set – bought it ages ago but never found the occasion to use it. The images are so graphic and clean, they work so well with bright inks.
I wish I’d remembered to write down the inks I used, but they were a mix of Hero Arts Shadow Inks and Lawn Fawn dye inks. I double, or maybe triple, stamped the images on the 1st and 3rd cards – you can see the ink colors are slightly more muted on the middle card.
I kept the design simple and used my Misti to ensure I got a clean stamp. With dye inks, they tend to stamp splotchy but even out over time. I am paranoid, and prefer using my Misti for such projects just in case I need to fix bare areas. Because my stamps were already in my Misti, I stamped extra card fronts and ended up with 3 finished cards.
I used Neenah Solar White cardstock 80lb for the card fronts and 110lb for the card bases. I used colored cardstock to mat the card fronts – lime green, sunflower yellow and blue.
I LOVE these cards and just looking at them the next morning made me smile. I’ve already given out two to coworkers and am saving the last for a special occasion. 🙂