With Valentine’s day around the corner, I’ve been pulling out all of our love and heart themed stamps and ink pads to create cards. Here are a couple of examples of designs that were created using a particular Stampin’ Up! ink pad color: berry burst.
One way you can stretch the use of an ink pad is to stamp an image more than once without reinking it. In this example I stamped the flower images a couple of times before going back to the ink pad so that the images would be lighter each time they were stamped. It makes it look like I used 3 or 4 ink pads, and it makes layering images easy to do.
Another great way to use an ink pad is with a dauber tool that picks up some of the color so you can apply it to a surface in a subtle way. In this example I didn’t have cardstock in the same shade so I colored a piece of white paper using a dauber and the berry burst ink pad to create something that would come close to it.
- Berry Burst classic ink pad – #144083 (Stampin’ Up!)
- Sweet Sugarplum cardstock – #141418 (Stampin’ Up!)
- Bloomin’ Love stamp set – #140643 (Stampin’ Up!)
- Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies – #141489 (Stampin’ Up!)
- Silver cardstock (Paper Source)