I hope this week has gone well for you so far! Below is some inspiration from 3 of our Design Team members, all featuring their favorite ink for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! If you’d like to see more, stop by the blog and click the person’s name or card to see all of the details and leave these wonderful people some comments! : )
Dan had this to say: Asking me what my favourite ink pad is is like asking me what my favourite food is – there’s more than one answer and it changes regularly! Having said that, thinking back through my crafting life it came down to a choice of two – Gathered Twigs and Fired Brick Distress Ink Pads. I use Gathered Twigs most of all, but as an accent and distressing colour. Fired Brick is the one that I actually use when I want a blast of rich colour in a composition so it won out here. I decided to challenge myself and use only that inkpad for the whole piece, apart from some black for stamping. I used several stamp sets on this page, including Valentine Blueprint, Around the Edge, Mona’s Sketchbook and Rockstar.
Candy noted: My favorite ink pad was Vintage Photo Distress Ink until the introduction of Gathered Twigs. It has got to be the deepest most beautiful brown ever! It is perfect in vintage work; especially when distressing and aging the edges of paper. Coupled with Black Soot, you can instantly give paper the appearance of being old and worn. It seems like the gorgeous images on Tim’s stamps; in this case, Classics #5 for the face, Artful Tools for the paint brushes and measuring tape, Papillon for the dimensional butterfly and Simple Sayings for the sentiment are even more enhanced when Gathered Twigs provides the rich warm tones surrounding them.
Sarah says: Many years ago I started out my crafting journey by making a few Christmas cards and today I still love to create cards. When I’m not up to my eyes in a complex project I really enjoy working on one layer cards. I still get a lot of pleasure from seeing the imprint of fresh ink on white paper. I was also wondering how I could play around with lots of my Tim stamps to create interesting designs. I love how the eye fits inside the frame and I never get tired of playing around with the Papillion set which I teamed with the smaller butterflies from Attic Treasures.
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