Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Family is Forever with Technique Tutorial

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  
We will be featuring September's SOTM, Family is Forever.  If you have come here from  Kristine's post, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost, click HERE to find the complete blog hop list!

See the end of my post for a quick tutorial on how to get a bark look for the trunk and get clear colors for your marker colored hearts!
 Base and Bling charms work great on your cards too!  Just thread some ribbon through the jump ring and you have a fun embellishment!

Now "Hop" on over to Jessica's Blog to see her work! 

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until the 30th and you can get it for just $5 with a $50 order!  Contact your CTMH Consultant or visit my shopping site at www.Paige.CTMH.com to get yours!


Tutorial:  Creating a bark look for your stamped trees and selectively de-inking your stamp to get clear marker colors.

I love this tree stamp but wanted to give it more texture and also color the leaves and hearts using my new Shinhan Twin Touch markers (new love!).  When I tried to color over the Desert Sand ink with my Cherry Pink marker, the colors were muted and yucky so here is how I solved the problem.

1.  Drag your stamp over the surface of your ink pad from trunk to leaves to get the textured bark look when stamping.

2.  While the ink is still wet, grab an eraser and literally wipe away the ink from the hearts.  You can see in the picture below that I've done the big heart and am working on the smaller heart above it.

3.  Huff on the stamp with your breath to re-moisten the ink and then stamp it on your paper.


Now when you stamp your image, the areas you wiped off will be very light and you can go in with the marker to add a different color.  If you wanted to get the areas really clean you can wrap a piece of paper towel around the eraser for controlled selective de-inking.

The Sap Green marker covered the Desert Sand inked leaves perfectly so I didn't need to wipe those but the Cherry Pink hearts really needed to be selectively de-inked before coloring!
 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!

Paige

15 comments:

terryanndiack said...

Great card and thanks for the tip on on using the eraser

Jacquelin Green said...

Love this crd and your tutorial is great!

Lauren Moore said...

What a great card and thanks for sharing your tips and tricks for the colouring!

Cargren said...

Love the card and the eraser tip. Thank you.

Catherine Nowak said...

Lovely card! I also love the tip on making the bark look.

Regina Kettering said...

What a beautiful card. I love the tip about dragging your ink pad to be bark texture - so cool.

P.G. Lamb said...

What a great tutorial! I LOVE the way you added texture to the bark. Beautiful card!

Katy said...

Love the tutorial...I was wondering how to make it look like a real tree...thought about embossing it with woodgrain folder but this would be much easier! Love the card!

Morgan Vogt said...

What a gorgeous technique - and thank you for the tutorial! This card is just lovely!!

Crafty Carol Creates said...

The colours on this are stunning Paige. Thanks for sharing the tip on the eraser to make a trunk/woodsy look.

Kristine Ponte said...

Fantastic tutorial! I will have to try it for sure! lovely card :)

Casandra Bennett said...

This is a great tutorial, Paige. I still find it easier to fussy cut and glue down on top of, but I love that there are tutorials out there for those that cringe every time they have to fussy cut. LOL I'm sure you know just what I mean, my crafty friend.

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card!

Pam said...

Love your wood grain look on your tree & great tutorial you shared with us!

Haley D. said...

Thanks for explaining your techniques! A q-tip also works well to remove ink.

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