The challenge for Simon Says Stamp Monday was to use one stamp in many ways. Sounds easy and challenging at the same time. Challenging mostly because I’m not a techinque motivated crafter. But I thought it would be a good challenge for myself, and I had fun creating the card.
I used a Simon Says Stamp stamp set and pigment inks. I typically reach for dye inks because pigment inks take longer to dry, and I’m very clumsy, destined to smudge the ink, even after heat setting it. But I wanted to make it look like my balloons were translucent and have some depth, so I opted for pigment ink.
The larger balloons are stamped straight with the pigment ink. The smaller balloons, I stamped the first impression straight with ink. Then I reinked the same stamp, stamped it off onto a pinstripe background stamp from My Favorite Things and restamped the same image. It gave the appearance of stripes on the balloon. I had planned to do a third image with clear embossing powder, so I heat set the images. However, I decided that I didn’t want to add more balloons because I really like simplicity and minimalism in images. So I restamped the small balloons with versamark and used clear embossing powder.
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp (stamp, clear embossing powder & stitched rectangle die), Colorbox pigment inks, Papertrey Ink printed vellum, Hero Arts charcoal ink, misc rhinestones