Monday, January 27, 2014

always choose you

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a super weekend that was full of fun and relaxation! Last week I snuck into my office a bit to simply play around with the ideas swirling inside my head. I am always inspired by the depth of patterned papers with all their layers of color and patterns. So I decided to see if I could recreate some looks myself using stamps.

I started by stamping my text image on a cardstock panel in pale brown ink. Using the same ink, I added polka dots and inked the edges. Then came the fun part of using Gelatos! I applied various colors of Gelatos directly to my red rubber background stamp. Holding my misting bottle above the stamp, I spritzed it with water. (The water is to activate the color pigment in the Gelatos.) I practiced stamping my image once on a piece of scratch paper. Then I spritzed with water again and stamped on my project. Pretty cool, huh? Give layering your stamps a try!

thanks for stopping by!



Tracey said...

Love the background stamping!! THis is gorgeous!!

~amy~ said...

Oh, this is awesome!

Lucy said...

Very pretty! Thank you for the tip for stamping with gelatos. I hope to try it soon!

robinann17 said...

What a pretty card! I have lots of patterned paper, but I will try making some of my own designs now thanks to your helpful tips! Just bought some gelatos and will try using them this way! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Gonek said...

So simple and so pretty.
I greet.