Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Remix of Inky Borders

Happy New Year!  Beth Norman here with a tutorial which is a spin off of October 2012's Inky Borders.  I just love the way this turned out, mainly because I'm so in love with the newly released Kitty Duo and Love Harlequin which are 15% off until January 8th.  My sentiment, A Good Friend, is not on sale but if you use my code below, you will receive 10% off your order. I have girlfriends that are celebrating their birthdays this month and thought I'd make several of these cards to give to them for their birthdays.  It's a quick, and easy technique.
Supplies:  5 1/4" x 4" cardstock, 2 to 3 stamp pads, 2 to 3 sponges, Post-It notes, Decorative stamp such as a background stamp, Silhouette image, Black ink pad, sentiment (optional--not shown in photo).
Place your Post-It notes on the upper third of your card.  I left 2" white space.
Sponge on coloured ink until your white space is entirely covered
White space is entirely covered
Using your decorative stamp, stamp over top of your sponged area
Stamp out your silhouette stamp as normal.  If you own a Misti, now is the time to pull it out.  What an awesome tool to get excellent coverage.  I stamped my image out twice to get a crisp black image.
Next, add your (optional) sentiment.  Once again, I used my Misti for exact placement of my sentiment.  I stamped out my sentiment twice to obtain a crisp dark image.
You are now ready to complete your card with matting and embellishments if you wish.