Today, I am over on the Inspired by Stamping Blog and my YouTube Channel sharing a fun technique to make your stamping on kraft paper really pop! There are times when I want to make a scene or stamp onto kraft card stock, but using dye ink pads, which is the type of ink pad I purchase most often, can lead to dull and lackluster stamped images. I could go and buy all new pigment ink pads and stamp with those, but I like to use my trick and I only need one pigment ink pad to make it work! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below to see how to achieve vibrant stamping on kraft card stock and don’t forget to head over to the Inspired by Stamping Blog for the full written tutorial and more details!
For the full written tutorial, be sure to head over to the Inspired by Stamping Blog. If you want a very condensed version, you can continue reading below!
When stamping on kraft card stock it can dull your dye ink color and I really do not want to invest in a ton of pigment inks, when I already have the dye ink pads . In order to remedy this, I use a white pigment ink first and then stamp over that with the dye ink. The white pigment ink creates a barrier, so the dye ink doesn’t absorb in the paper and remains nice and vibrant. When using this technique, just be sure to dry the white pigment ink before stamping with the dye ink so you don’t contaminate the ink pad. I used the small stamps included in the Love Sentiments stamp set to stamp out a wreath on a scalloped rectangle die cut.
I finished this card by using the “Blessed” stamp set to stamp the sentiment “I am truly blessed to know you”. The blessed word is the perfect size to fit inside the wreath I created and after stamping with Versamark Ink, I heat embossed with Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I did make sure to heat set and dry the wreath very well before attempting to do any embossing. After popping up the kraft panel up with fun foam and double sided adhesive onto a purple mat, I adhered both onto an A2 top folding white card base.
This technique is such an easy way to really stretch your dye ink pads and allow them to remain vibrant and intense on not only kraft, but also colored card stock as well! I love finding new ways to use supplies I already have on hand, instead of buying more supplies and having to find a storage space for them!
If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you can find them all linked below! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!!
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