Hi there Stampers! Earlier this week I had my monthly Technique Class and this month the theme was Getting Crafty: Three Techniques Using White Craft Ink. When I have new stampers ask me questions like: What is Craft Ink?, What's a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig?, and How do you use a wheel stamp?, it is a clear indicator to me that I need to do a Technique Class on the subject. Here are the three simple projects we made, with a brief explanation. The supply list for each is at the end of this post.
The first project demonstrated the "Ghosting" technique, which implies that the shadow is light instead of dark. The leaf image was stamped in White Craft Ink first, and we used the Heat Tool to expedite the drying process. Then we stamped over it with Early Espresso Ink. The white bleeds through a little bit, and I like the effect. I love the colors of this card, and with a change of sentiment I think it can be appropriate for almost any occasion.
For our second project, we embossed the snowflakes using the Big Shot and Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. Then we sponged over the raised areas with a Sponge Dauber and more White Craft Ink. Isn't it pretty? I'm not sure if this technique has a name. If someone knows it, please comment! Once again we used the Heat Tool to speed things up, but if you don't have a Heat Tool you can just sponge on your Craft Ink and allow it to dry overnight.
The third project demonstrates the Chalkboard Technique. We used White Craft Ink and White Embossing Powder set with the Heat Tool to do the sentiment and flowers. A Chalk Marker was used to create the border, and some sponging with more Craft Ink creates the Chalkboard effect.
Curry Garden Birthday Card:
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Banner GreetingsCard Stock: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather
Ink Pads: White Craft, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Brushed Silver
Ink Pads: White Craft, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Rhinestones
So Grateful There's You Card:
Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk, Summer Silhouettes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance
Ink Pads: White Craft
Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponge, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Ruler
Accessories: Chalk Marker, White Embossing Powder, Pearls
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.