witticisms by Jess Witty

January 19, 2011

Stamp It! Techniques

Have you seen it yet?! My favorite issue. Of. The. Year. Did you see today's post over at Paper Crafts Connection? I'm sharing one of my favorite Stamp It! Techniques cards over there with a bonus post right here, too. Overachiever, I know. But I really, really wanted to show you another one of my favorites! I have to say... it really is one of my favorite *favorite.* Sometimes I make a card and by the time I make it to the end, I'm kinda like... eh. It's ok. Could be better. But I totally love how this one turned out. I had a good time trying to come up with something new-to-me using my spray mists... And to demonstrate, I came up wiht a new card with a few pics of the process. First thing to note is that the background is stamped with Versamark (watermark) ink. Super simple. {I figure you are pretty clear on this part, so no picture. I trust you'll get it :) } Next up... the color. Just take the cap off, snuggle that little bottle super close and right up next to the lid, then give a few good sprays right in the cap. At this point, you have two options. More precise - use an eyedropper to suck up the liquid and then gently squirt it over the edge of the card... or... Less precise - do the same thing but just dump the ink from the cap straight onto the card. I opted for less precise and super quick so I went with the cap... I started with the color closest to the bottom of the card (that's Sunshine Mister Huey by Studio Calico), then repeated the process with the next two colors (Tattered Angels Coral Reef and Strawberry Shortcake). I just kind of start a line of ink rolling down one side of the card to the other (and off into a plastic container just for run-off). The ink will tend to want to run down right where it's already been, so you may need to encourage it to make a new line by using the cap or eyedropper to start the line in a new place. As the inks run over the watermark image, they stick to the watermark ink and make that image pop a bit. Kinda fun, right? New and fresh, but still uses items that I have on hand. Love that part. You need to let it dry before stamping the rest. I used my iron to flatten it out, but you could also use a heat gun or let it sit under a giant pile of books. That works, too. I finished it off with a sentiment from Technique Tuesday... oh, how I love that summer set by Ali Edwards. The perfect set for a summeraholic like myself. {Can I just say... I miss the sun.} I also added a little butterfly image from one of my most used sets... Butterflies by Martha Stewart Crafts. And guess what? EK Success was cool enough to donate a few sets to some lucky readers, so head on over to Paper Crafts Connection to be counted in! Happy stamping!

12 comments:

me35 said...

I.

LOVE.

THIS.

...and I'm away to do it RIGHT now !! Thanks Jess - super cool!!

Margaret C

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I agree with Margaret, FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for the fresh idea!!!!!!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

what a great technique. Must try.

Belinda said...

Oh this sounds like a lot of fun! Messy but fun! ;) Thanks for sharing Jess!

terisplace said...

I am dying to do this.
I love your music card, and I love your butterfly card.
OH HECK-o-La.
I just love a Jess Witty card.

Teri

Basement Stamper said...

very cool idea!

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra ltb

rush said...

a brand new technique for me to add to my list. i can see my girlfriend going nuts over this one!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, your cards are fantastic! I've never seen this technique before and I'm loving it, so thanks for sharing. It's a MUST TRY.

nancy jane said...

Superlatives are overused in blog comments, so it is challenging to come up with something to say that truly captures the brilliance of this technique. I guess that's it, brilliant.
I would have been pleased as punch (Not sure what that means, but I know it's a good thing.) to have made either card, but the first card is my favorite. Every single element comes together so that the sum is greater than the individuals parts. This card is perfect.

Anne B said...

Looks a-maz-ing and I can't wait to try it out :)

Glenda said...

You are so brilliant! I love these! Something I will definitely have to try!