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Inks for Stamping

Hello Friends,

Are you confused about what ink to use when and for what?  You're not alone.  "Which ink do I use when......?" is a common question among stampers.  Today's card made me think of about the ink question once again, because I needed to use two different black inks to complete my card.  Can you guess why?

Ink Rule #1 for Stamping

The rule of opposites.  

Inks for Stamping
Inks for Stamping

Since Card Makers, Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters tend to be visual people, I thought that I would explain the Rule of Opposites with a picture.

Look to the Left.

When watercoloring, as the names suggests, you are using water.  Therefore, using the rule of opposites, you would want to use an alcohol base ink such a Stazon to stamp your outline image.  Hint: If you have a hard time remembering which ink has alcohol, let your sniffer help you decide.  Stazon Ink has a distinct alcohol smell.

Look to the Right.

When coloring with Alcohol Markers, such as Stampin' Blends, use a water based ink, such as Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.  Take a sniff.  The alcohol smell is missing.

Why?

When you mix water with water the lines tend to blur or bleed.  And when you mix alcohol with alcohol the lines will also tend to bleed.  Try it!

Ink Rule #2 for Stamping

Consider Your Surface


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Back to my Card

I told you that I used two different black inks, but I only colored with Alcohol Markers (Stampin' Blends).  Why did I need a second black ink?  Hint: Ink Rule #2 for Stamping is Consider your surface.   If you are stamping on paper or card stock both water based inks and alcohol ink will work fine.  But when you are stamping on nonporous surfaces such as: wood, metal, plastic, vellum, use alcohol based inks (Stazon).

Floral Romance Designer Paper Stampin' Up!

For today's Card, I used a piece of gorgeous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper, so I used Jet black Stazon Ink to stamp on my vellum.

Hope that clears up any confusion on which ink to use when stamping.  For a complete list of supplies for making today's card including inks, scroll down.

 

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy


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Tea Time & Floral Romance

Tea Time Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Last week, I said that I would be sharing more ideas for your Floral Romance Designer Paper.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous.  Today, I used the Floral Romance Vellum & my Tea Time dies to make this pretty Tea Set.  This makes for a very simple card.  The only coloring that I did was the little add on flower on the tea cup.  Here's how I did it.

Tea Together Stampin' Up!

Using Versamark ink and Gold Emboss powder, I stamped & embossed  my teacup and teapot.  Then I cut them out with my FREE (thanks to Sale-a-Bration) Tea Time Dies.  I also cut a second Whisper White set to back my vellum set.  Hint:  Apply your adhesive behind the darker parts of your vellum paper, so that it won't show through.


Tea Time Stampin' Up!
I stamped one additional flower as a finishing touch with my Tea Together Stamp set.  Then, I cut it out with my Tea Time Dies and colored with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends.

I've been having lots of fun with my Tea Time dies and Tea Together stamps.  See some past Tea Time projects below.

Tea Time Stampin' Up!

See Old Country Roses Tea Time

See No-Line Watercoloring Tea Time

DIY Coffee/Tea Bar

 

Just 6 Days left to Earn Free Gifts with Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2019 including the Tea Time Framelits Dies and the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  Is there are any FREE Sale-a-bration Gifts on your list?  You will want to scoop them up before they are gone for good.

 

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 

Tea Time Stampin' Up!

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How to Make Bunny Treat Holders

Bunny Treat Holder by Robin Feicht
Bunny Treat Holder by Robin Feicht

 

Hello Friends,

With Easter coming up next month, I thought that you might enjoy a tutorial on How to make these sweet Bunny Treat Holders.  The bunny so reminds me of Beatrice Potter's Peter Rabbit who lost his jacket and in Mr. McGregor's garden.  Would you like to see how these are made?

 

You'll notice that these Bunny Treat Holders are quite quick and easy to make.  I plan to make a batch of them for my grandchildren for Easter.  I've listed the supplies needed at the end of this blog post if you would like to make some too.

Learn to Make Bunny Treat Holders with Robin Feicht
Learn to Make Bunny Treat Holders

The tail is super duper easy to do, plus it really adds to the cuteness factor of this project.

 

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Just 9 Days left to Earn Free Gifts with Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2019.  It there are any FREE Sale-a-bration Gifts on your list, you will want to scoop them up before they are gone for good.

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

How to Make Bunny Treat Holders with Robin Feicht
Bunny Treat Holder

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