Sunday, 26 March 2017

For all the Mums and Kids...

Happy Mother’s Day!
This card’s for all the Mums reading this blog;
this technique is for all the cardmakers reading this blog.

How to make your own custom inkpad.
Cut a piece of Cut n Dry felt to the size of the stamp you are using.
Stamp the image onto said felt using an Archival ink pad

Drip colour onto the image as you’d like to see it.
Distress Reinkers are great for this.
We have a great selection of colours online.

Doesn’t take long;

the ink spreads though, so bear that in mind.

Splash of yellow to zest it up !

Now ink up the stamp well.
Beautiful flower stamp...

What?! You still haven’t joined the club??
You don’t know what you’re missing...


Use the same ink pad to spell out a name 
with the funky Word Chain Alphabet

Mum today, right?

Use pencils to add shadow.

Trim the panel.
Let’s see how far this custom inkpad goes, shall we?

Make a lovely panel .
By the way, I could make half a dozen easily - 
and all as vibrant as this, before having to add ink.

Run a Promarker or pen round the edges.
Thin line  is better

Look to the Background Papers for a solution.

Brighton Rock! Look no further!


And on the inside, the story continues...

This ink pad isn’t only useful for the flower we made it for.
No no no!

This is a beautiful verse stamps from another stampset:

All tone in tone and lovely.

We spent the day with my Mum and Dad.
It was lovely. 
I cooked lamb and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon together.
The sun was shining, and we walked and talked in the garden.
How lucky am I?

Grace and Mark called from the States.
Beautiful flowers arrived yesterday.
And again, how lucky am I?

So this card is for all the Mums and kids reading,
with love from me. 
Today I was the kid.
And thrice I say - how lucky am I?

Love & hugs,