Lids are palettes.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you find yourself having to get up to get a plate or dish to watercolor? Well don’t any longer. Use the lid of your ink pad instead and drop ink from the re-inker. (Just remember to wipe it out when you are done with a paper towel or wipe.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mastering the swipe.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The swipe is not a hard technique but it does take some practice.  If you push too hard you get too much ink or you could damage your pad.  If you push too lightly then you don’t have enough background and have to start over.  There is definitely a sweet spot.

So the first few that you do I would encourage you to do on a scrap piece of card stock.  It needs to be similar to your final product otherwise it will soak up the ink differently and your practice will be for nothing.  Here’s a photo of some finished cards.

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For the video on how to do this please go to Swipe Video (https://youtu.be/VFxKQka_HV4).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When ink pads are used with no stamps.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Did you know you could use your ink pads without any stamps?  They create great backgrounds.  Just place your ink pad on your card stock and swipe across the page.  Depending on how deep a color is how much pressure you use.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Contest for today!

Did you think I forgot?  I posted this morning and didn’t put the contest with it.  I didn’t forget.  I promise.

So, here’s the contest for today…the first one ordering the Lots of Happy Card Kit today will get a FREE full size Rich Razzleberry ink pad.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂