Saturday, August 25, 2012

A New Technique

Good Morning!! My parents are gone for the weekend and my daughter loves being in the craft room which is good because I still have a birthday card for my dad to make!! Tuesday night my parents went out to celebrate their anniversary. My daughter wanted to go into my craft room. Earlier that day I had come across a YouTube video that someone had posted on facebook. The title caught my eye so I thought I would watch it. Boy am I ever glad I did. You can watch the video HERE . I though since it was fresh in my head that I would try it out.

What I Used:
My Craft Spot: Birthday Wishes
Clear Dollar Stamps : Roses To Die For
Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Blossom Four
Green Ribbon

If you haven't watched the video yet (Although I really suggest you do) this was alot easier then it looks. You take the back of your clear stamp and ink it using the distress ink and I just randomly stamped it on the cardstock. Then wash it off  and flip it over to the side you normally would stamp and using the black ink stamp right over top of the coloured image!! Amazing, I never would have though of using the back of a stamp!! I plan on using this technique alot as it is way easier then colouring in your images!! I hope you have learned a new technique. Thank you Jane from Jane's Doodles for posting the video on your facebook!!

Have A Great Weekend!!

God Bless!!



  1. Sounds like a fun technique and your card looks great!

  2. This is so awesome, Kristan!! I can't envision how to stamp with the back of the stamp...I definitely have to watch the video!! What a gorgeous card!! Happy Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Very interesting idea Kristan. Your card is so pretty.

  4. What a super technique, Kristan!! It has a real water-colour effect. Thanks so much for sharing. I never would have thought to turn a stamp over like that either!! Your card looks super!

    (Sorry if this came twice. I lost connection and didn't know whether or not it went through...)

  5. What an awesome technique! I'm definately going to try this in the near future. Your card looks absolutely stunning! I look foward to seeing more.
    Also, I'm a new follower, and I would appreciate it if you would follow me, as well.

    -Hugs, and keep up the awesome work!