Welcome back to the first CASEing the Catty of 2017.
We’re kicking it off for this year with a fun suite – Party Animal – which you can find on pages 4-7 of the new Occasions Catalogue.
I chose the ‘quick & easy’ card on the bottom of page 4 for mine, but stepped it up by adding a few extra layers and elements. The card features the Balloon Adventures Photopolymer bundle (stamps and coordinating framelit dies).
Here’s the original from the catalogue…
And here is my interpretation:
Colours are Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry, as above, but I’ve also introduced Watermelon Wonder to my version.
Same, but different! ;)
When it dries it forms a fabulously glossy and hard coating.
How awesome are those little layering bits for the balloon? Wow!
These lovely bright colours really called for the full impact of a good inking from a Classic Stampin’ pad, rather than Stampin’ Write markers. Can you work out how?
Yes, the tape masking method!
Tape Masking Technique
You can use washi tape or sticky tape, and if there’s enough ‘tack’ you can even use post-it notes.
Simply use the tape to mask off an area of the stamp, tap-tap-tap onto the ink pad, remove the tape (leaving the protected area uninked), then stamp! Too easy.
It’s a great alternative to using Stampin’ Write Markers to apply ink onto the stamp – especially if using photopolymer stamps which are a little trickier to ‘marker’.
Note: This technique lends itself best to photopolymer stamps but if you’re using rubber stamps then you’ll probably need to pull out the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool for perfect placement.
I’ve used different colours in this ‘pictorial tutorial’, but the result is the same.
Ink the entire stamp in the lighter ink colour, and stamp on to the Whisper White cardstock. Clean stamp.
Place tape over the parts of the stamp that you want to mask.
While the tape is still on the stamp, tap it onto the surface of the ink pad.
Peel off and throw away the tape. Do it carefully, there’ll be lots of ink!. The masked area will have no ink on it.
Now stamp this image over the top of the original impression.
Photopolymer stamps are perfect for this, but if you are working with rubber you might need to pull out your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.
What an awesome, vivid result, and it really has such an impact. Best of all – quick and easy.
- Don’t worry too much if your images don’t line up exactly. It’s nice to have a bit of shadowing underneath.
- If your colours don’t layer nicely like the example above, you’ll just need to add in an extra step where you mask off some of the stamp so there is no overlap of ink. That’s how I achieved the look below, using Emerald Envy and Watermelon Wonder inks.
Well that’s all from me this week, but I hope you enjoy checking out all the fabulous projects shared by the CASEing the Catty crew.
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