Video | Using the June Add-on Stamp Set with Lisa Spangler

Hi there! Today I'm going to be sharing a fun technique video that uses Color Theory inks along with the Fruity stamp set by One Little Bird for Studio Calico. These inks + techniques + stamps = the perfect summer card! 

Check it out:

Here are some takeaway tips from the video:  

  • These stamping techniques work great on everything from cards to layouts—just be sure to use heavyweight paper. I used Canson XL watercolor paper for my card.  
  • Ink your stamps with a light and dark inks for a cool shading effect, starting with the lightest color. I used "Flamingo" and "Well Red" for the watermelon and "Lime Light" and "Emerald City" for the rind.  
  • Lightly mist your stamps with water after inking to get the colors to blend. This only works with a water based dye ink—pigment inks and permanent inks like Stazon are a no go.  
  • On the other hand, stamp your details that you want to remain solid with permanent ink. :)  
  • Go along the edge of your stamped image with a wet brush to pull the color out—this is a great way to fill in negative space and add interest. 
  • One layer cards like this are perfect for sending in the mail!

Thanks so much for joining me! Now I'm hungry for watermelon, LOL! :)

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  1. Brinkleyboy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Brinkleyboy says…

    I so enjoyed another card making lesson with you. You have so many tips and tricks to share and I always learn something new. Love that card.

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  2. Kristi_ (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Kristi_ says…

    I love how you always come up with something interesting and inspire me to give it a go. Your teaching style makes it seem so doable. This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing the project, and the glimpse of your day. I think those same storms rolled through here.

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  3. JilC (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JilC says…

    Awesome card, Lisa! I love this technique.

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  4. Square (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Square says…

    Totally just bought this stamp set! It is great!

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