Friday, February 12, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - (February) Ink Layering
It's month two of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques,
folds and paper crafting products. Join us the second Saturday of each month in 2016
for a new hop filled with great cards.

This month we will be focusing on ink layering techniques and OMGosh have we got
some cool cards for you. We really love feedback so please leave a comment on each of the
blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered
into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate at the end of the year.

Don't worry, if you missed January's hop, you can still hop and comment by starting HERE.

Now on with the projects.

So... I had a textured base, that I thought would look good, to go plaid, via stripes. Did you follow all that? Because I'm not so sure I did, on the read back. But... if you read on, you might get it.
Here's the stripes the rubber stamp, not the full-blown mess in the background...
So I stamped them horizontally with Versamark Cloud White.
Then I went vertical... and dried it a tad.
Here's the dried version. I can see it? Can you?
Then I tried like the vids I watched and stamped over... in a dye ink red and a black.
That plaid didn't turn out the way I was hoping, so... My 11-yo wanted to help. I let her choose the background, the colors, etc.
And I rolled with it... FYI, DO NOT ROLL BACK ON A ROLLER STAMP, you'll end up with duplicate printing that doesn't look so hot.
Then I stamped over it (with dye inks again) in a bunch of different shades and tones of red.
The 11yo wanted a cutesy stamp, too... And so I did and I added a message... because I'm going to give it to the 11yo.
But... I wasn't quite happy with it, so I went back to the plaid. And I stamped white lips don't take that as an anti-PC remark... I really did use white ink. But you can't see them...
And then I layered juicy red lips on top (dye ink again!). If you look SUPER close, you can see the red and black stripes overlapping the white and becoming a different hue...
So... I'm not quite sure I like it. I would totally play with this technique more. It's kinda fun! But this card, I'll give to the hubster (this Sunday...). It'll all be good. He won't notice anything. Have a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I'm the tail-end today. But... feel free to see if there's any blogs you might've missed, or if you'd like to re-review, start back at the top with Theresa (our host!).

And here's the, in case you want to do just that!

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  1. Very interesting projects you did Lisa. The striped stamp creates are really nice plaid design.

  2. Very creative, Lisa. Love that plaid! It was great fun hopping with you!

  3. I love both cards! I love the plaid technique!

  4. I love your plaid stamping, think it looks great!

  5. I think it turned out great!
    Thanks for another great hop.

  6. I like the plaid technique and think you could certainly do a lot with that in various colors.

  7. It's always a joy reading your blog posts, Lisa. I get such a chuckle out of your sense of humor. Love you cards. They are all super great. That hearts roller looks pretty neat. Who makes that? Thanks for hopping along with me. See you on the next hop!

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  8. Loving what you did with that border stamp . . . make your own plaid. Very cool. And that lip stamp is very cool Great cards, and great hopping with you.

  9. I love this! The plaid is super cool!

  10. Good try! I so feel your pain and that's why I wasn't in the lineup this month. I tried and wasn't happy and gave up. Good for you to keep trying and willing to share what you did.

  11. I think they both turned out cute!



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