Hey crafty people!
I’m back with some more inspiration to share, and I’m easing into the New Year with a super simple, scaled back design.
I grabbed a couple of my Pinkfresh Studios stamp sets and my Catherine Pooler inks to create the focal point and sentiment for my card.
Using my stamping tool I stamped the middle diamond from my Pop Out Diamond rubber stamp set in Peppermint Scrub, then I skipped the next one and added the third diamond in place on the door. I stamped that using Juniper Mist.
When I was inking up the stamps I wasn’t too careful to get a perfect coverage because I wanted that sort of grungy look to the stamping.
(The paper that I used for this stamping is just a piece of pale pink that I have in my craft stash, but this could work on any paper that you have!)
Adding a sentiment
I grabbed one of the tiny sentiments from Thankful For Friends stamp set, which is also from Pinkfresh, and I lined it up along the inside of the larger diamond, then stamped it using Midnight CP ink.
This ink is amazing for those tiny details and it had no problem whatsoever with those teeny tiny words!!
You just have to remember with CP inks, you only need the very lightest of ‘love taps’ on the stamp to avoid getting way too much ink and drowning out the details!
Also, with these teeny tiny stamps, you don’t need to add pressure as you press it to the paper; I would always rather stamp it lightly a couple of times, just running my finger over the door than try to press down and squash the letters.
Making the card
Once I had left that to dry for a minute or so, to be sure that the Midnight ink was fully dry, I trimmed out the diamond then set it aside whilst I worked on my card base.
I used a black fine liner to draw in a thin border, then to block out the thicker border too, which I then filled in with a black water-based marker. I popped my Diamond up on foam squares into the centre of my card base and embellished it with a few black NUVO drops.
As always, thank you for spending this time with me, I hope you have a safe & happy week.
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