Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Putting on the Spritz - Postage Due

Hi there!  This will be a quick post today - nursing a migraine.  Sorry, don't mean to be complaining.  Now on to the card.

The inspiration and technique for today's card came from Connie Stewart in her "Girls Gone Wild Wednesday" blog series seen here (scroll down to her May 29th post).  Connie referred to Margaret Rabum as being responsible for her inspiration.  Inking up a clear block with a stamp pad was not new to me.  I just never thought about using three different colors!  Duh!  The collage image of the Postage Due stamp lends itself perfectly to this technique.  I don't know the name of the technique so I'll call it clear block spritzing.  It is so easy!  All you do is add some ink to your clear block directly from the ink pad going from lightest to darkest color.  Don't worry about the lines or overlapping.  That's where the water spritzer comes in!  Spritz the clear block with a little water before stamping onto your light colored cardstock.   Those harsh lines disappear!  When the cardstock is dry (a heat tool could also be used to speed up the drying process), stamp your image.  How fun!  Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Must run for now!  Thank you for stopping in today!

All Stampin' Up! supplies used unless otherwise noted
Stamps:  Postage Due
Paper: So Saffron, White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: So Saffron, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Other: spritzer bottle, clear block, pearls

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