VIDEO – Ink Pad Background Technique

Last week I posted a card for a Technique Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The Technique was Ink Pad Background. You can see that card here.

After some requests, I have created a video to show you how quick and easy it is. In the video, I made 2 samples and today I have the cards that I have made from those samples.

Card 1:

Tips:

  • This panel uses ink spots or small ink pads.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamps – Lots of Happy
    • Card Stock – Garden Green, Petal Pink, Whisper White
    • Ink – Garden Green, Petal Pink, So Saffron
    • Accessories – Tailored Tag Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals
  • Measurements:
    • Card Base (Garden Green): 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”); scrap for layering sentiment
    • Whisper White: 9.5cm x 13.8cm (4″ x 5¼”) – after creating the art panel. Start with ¼ sheet – 10.5cm x 14.8cm (4¼” x 5½”).
    • Petal Pink: scrap for sentiment
  • Instructions:
    • Take one quarter of a sheet of cardstock and ink randomly with the ink spots / ink pads.
    • Cut 1cm (½”) from the long edge and then 1cm (½”) from the short edge.
    • Attach the short piece to the inside layer of the card and the long piece to the front of the envelope.
    • Cut the art panel on the diagonal and attach to the front of the card base.
    • Stamp a sentiment on Petal Pink with Garden Green ink and punch with the Tailored Tag Punch.
    • Use Garden Green cardstock to punch another Tailored Tag shape. Cut it and attach behind the Petal Pink layer than add to the card front with Dimensionals. (See this post for more details on how to add layers with punches.)
  • ….. inside and envelope

Card 2:

This is the panel that I created on the video. As you can see, I pressed far too hard with the Gorgeous Grape ink pad in some areas.

Here is the card after trimming the panel:

Tips:

  • This panel uses full size ink pads.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamps – Tropical Chic, Artisan Textures
    • Card Stock – Sahara Sand, Whisper White
    • Ink – Sahara Sand, Gorgeous Grape, Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody
    • Accessories – Banner Triple Punch, Tropical Dies, Dimensionals
  • Measurements:
    • Card Base (Sahara Sand): 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”)
    • Whisper White: start with ¼ sheet – 10.5cm x 14.8cm (4¼” x 5½”); 5.5cm (2-1/8″) x 2cm (¾”) for sentiment; scraps for die cuts.
    • Gorgeous Grape: 6.5cm (2½”) x 12.8cm (5″)
  • Instructions:
    • Take one quarter of a sheet of cardstock and ink randomly with the ink spots / ink pads.
    • Cut the art panel to 6cm (2-3/8″) wide and punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch. Cut down so that the length is 12.3cm (4-7/8″).
    • Attach the Gorgeous Grape layer behind the art panel and cut the banner ends to match the art panel.
    • Stamp one of the Artisan Textures stamps with Sahara Sand ink on the card base. Use second generation stamping to get a lighter effect.
    • Add the art panel to the centre of the card base.
    • Stamp a sentiment on Whisper White with Mossy Meadow ink.
    • Stamp leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and hibiscus flower with Mango Melody ink and die cut with matching dies.
    • Arrange flower and leaves and attach to the right hand edge of the sentiment panel and add to the banner with Dimensionals
  • ….. inside and envelope. Because of my dark stamping, I did not have enough of the art panel left to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope. If you have enough of the panel left, cut as for the card 1. I used the Artisan Textures stamp to decorate mine.

Here is the video with all the details:

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