Hey, everyone! It’s Lynnea! Are you ever just in the mood to stamp? No frills, no fuss – just stamping? I LOVE silhouette stamps for this reason! And today I have a trio of cards that took me no time at all to make, but I was able to spice them up a bit with some multi color inking! And I have a video at the end of this post to show you just what I mean!
I used the Vitamin Sea stamp set from Echo Park for each card in the set, but I changed up the images and colors to make them interesting!
You KNOW I just HAD to make a yellow submarine! Haha! I started each card with a gray sentiment. I think gray is an underrated color for sentiments. I frequently find myself reaching for black for sentiments, but the gray makes an impact in its own way, too! To add some dimension to my stamping I started by stamping the submarine with a yellow ink using my MISTI. Without moving the stamp I inked up the bottom portion of the submarine with a darker yellow ink and used a towel to dab away some of the ink so there wouldn’t be a harsh line of ink. I did the same thing with the crab using two colors of red ink.
I repeated the same process for my second card. I stamped my sentiment first in the center of my card using gray ink. Welllll …. I tried to stamp it in the center. I was about a quarter of an inch to the right of center haha! I lined up the fish with the sentiment and stamped a light orange first and then a dark ink second using a towel to dab off some ink to create a more seamless “blend” of ink. Once all my stamping was done I chopped off a quarter of an inch from the left of my card so that the images would appear centered. That makes this card 4 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches tall. I kind of like it!
I decided to do three colors of ink for my last card. I used a light pink for the body of the jellyfish, blue for the middle, and ending with some lavender at the bottom of the tentacles. I made sure to use a towel and dab away ink before each stamping. Be sure to watch the video below to see my multi inking technique!