Today’s post is going to be a bit different since it focuses on the inks I used to create my card instead of the image. When The Stamp Market announced they would be releasing their own inks I was soooo excited! The colors are swoon worthy and inks with a foam ink pad – yes please!
While I’m not even close to an expert on inks I can say that from my expereince foam pads produce more solid ink coverage on the first stamping. I’m happy to report that The Stamp Market’s Color Crush Inks stamp wonderfully the first time and also ink blend beautifully. I also think the ink colors are absolutely top notch!
I was so exciting upon getting my Color Crush Inks I decided to swatch them out really quickly. I was just way too excited to do formal swatching so I grab a piece of paper and an awesome stamp set (more on that below) to quickly get a sense for the colors. The funny thing is, I loved the swatch so much I turned it into a card *cough the one this post is about.* The first ink colors purchased and the order they appear on the card were: Blush Pink (a favorite), Bubble Gum, Cherry Kisses, Melon Orange, Leafy, Emerald Isle, Tropic Teal, and Sea Glass.
Side Note: The Stamp Market has since added other colors to the Color Crush line and they are GORGEOUS! Also, besides these beautiful ink colors The Stamp Market has created cardstock that matches the inks perfectly! Love, love, love!
The Stamp Set
To create my swatches I pulled out Ellen Hutson’s Abstract Paint Strokes stamp set. I absolutely love this stamp set since you can layer these paint strokes to create such interesting texture on your cards. Amy Rysavy has a really beautiful card doing just that with this stamp set.
For the sentiment, I used MFT’s Big Birthday die (sadly discontinued) to cut the sentiment directly into the design panel. Next, I die cut craft foam using the same die and then adhered the design panel letters to the craft form letters together before inlaying them. As a last touch, I went over all the letters with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen which sadly didn’t really show up in the photos.
I hope you enjoyed this card! Thanks for stopping by and stay safe!