Friday, June 8, 2012

You're sweet. . .oops!

Sometimes stamp sets come and go, and I sort of miss the boat that they've retired.  I try to only show product that is still current, when I create for this blog, but somehow I missed this cute stamp set retiring.  Sigh. And it's one I really like too! But the good news is that YOU might still have it in your stash too.  And there's more good news - you can use the inky technique I am going to mention, on any solid stamp set, (for instance, this card would be cute with seashells and flowers, using the Kick Back stamp set!)

When I inked these fruits, I used two colors on most of them.  The apples are a combination of Holiday Red, and Tulip.  The shading is subtle (a little more noticeable in person, but still subtle.)  I used Sweet Leaf and Pear on the Pear, and Sunflower and Orange on the orange.  Start with the lighter shade, ink up your stamp, and then just roll the edges into the darker color.  I LOVE the play with this technique!!!!  I trimmed the fruit, and popped the orange segment up on foam tape for a little dimension.  Simple and sweet!

As I was browsing the catalog, i found  another set that would be really fun to use this technique.  For a very bold look, what about a Fourth of July card featuring red and blue fireworks? (Try American Celebration!)

I hope you have time to get inky this weekend!!!! Have a sweet time!