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Marker Stamping

If today’s card were a song it would be “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse. There is nothing more simple or that makes a bigger impact than the use of black on white. In my opinion, at any rate.

But believe it or not, what I want you to notice today is the difference in the ink saturation between Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Classic Ink pads. I have used both techniques on the card below. Can you tell which is which?

Marker Stamping

Marker Stamping

When you stamp your image with a marker you are coloring directly onto the rubber or photopolymer stamp. Your stamp never touches an ink pad. There are a couple of bonuses that I can think of, right off the top of my head:

  • Marker stamping produces a lighter image, giving the image an almost watercolor look to it
  • You can use multiple markers of different color on one stamp to give a truly unique look without worrying about the ink bleeding or smudging your image

Now let’s take a closer look at the card and I will point out the difference:

Marker Stamping

You can see the ink pad gives a cleaner, crisper, more saturated image. But while marker stamping is none of those things, I like the way the texture gives the flowers an almost folk-art feeling.

This card is a CASE of a design in the new catalog, with one major distinction. When I was adhering the sequins to the card I decided after I put the first one down that I wanted to use the heart-shaped ones. Well, removing the one I had already glued down made a real mess so I stamped the larger flower, fussy cut it and the leaves, and adhered them to the top left corner to hide my gruesome mistake.

Now be honest, could you tell, or were you just admiring the extra flower on the card? Hmmm. I’ll let you plead the fifth. But only if you promise to do one thing:

Get out there and do something creative today!!

Here are today’s supplies – that scrumptious new Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon is to die for!