I’ve seen the block inking before . . . but never gave it much thought . . .
Then I watched Tina Zinck’s video . . . after she spritzed the inked block with water . . . and then the water . . . made lines . . . and other droplet “magic” to create something unique and fun.
I could seriously ink my block with different colors all day . . . spritz it . . . stamp it . . . and be absolutely delighted time after time after time . . .
Here’s Tina’s Video Tutorial using this technique and some lovely cards:
And didn’t you just love the way Tina fixed her boo-boo!!!
It added so much to her card, I think!!
This video really is inspiring!! It begins with a “simple” concept and moves on to another . . . and then the desire to try other stamps and continue creating!!
As I mentioned in the title of this post . . . this technique did knock my socks off!! It truly captured my imagination!!
My goodness!! You can use your favorite stamp sets along with some of the retiring inks and have a lovely time creating cards for all seasons and all occasions — or no occasion at all. Perhaps make some invitations . . . or some note cards . . .
These cards are absolutely delightful!! I bet you can’t make just one!!!
Spring and summer are absolutely wonderful times to begin using this ink block technique and cutting out your “focal point” . . .
I can certainly see it working for Christmas . . . and I do feel I’m getting “my Halloween on”!!
I don’t need to dress up in costume . . . but now that I’m thinking of it, it couldn’t hurt . . .
I do have some stamps and dies that are now sadly retired, but they are in perfect condition and I can use them for my personal projects. I just don’t want to share them on this website. I want you to be able to purchase what you see here.
I do encourage you to use what you have. You bought them for a reason, so use them, enjoy them and create with them!!
I do have shopping links for you . . . These will let you know what Tina used . . . plus some ideas of my own:
Be sure to get ink pads and cardstock in your choices . . . Oh! I forget to mention Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad . . . I’m sure I’ve forgotten other items, but some of these links may remind you . . .
I’m sure you can’t wait to get started making cards with this technique. I’ve already cut out my white cardstock . . . filled my spritzer bottles with water . . . gathered my ink pads . . . have my block all ready to go . . . I think I’ll have an inkin’ good time!!
I do thank you for stopping by and shopping with me!