Happy Memorial Day Sunday friends! I have a great project to share with you today. It’s quick, easy, and so pretty. I used a technique I saw on PennyBlackInc YouTube Channel a couple years ago. (Link Here.) She colored her red rubber stamp with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. (And yes, I ordered the PB stamp right after I watch the video!)
I used one of my favorite stamps from the Taylored Expressions April Release, Color My World. This stamp coordinates perfectly with TE World Map Background stamp. For this card, I put the rubber stamp into my MISTI, and pulled out a rainbow of Tombow Markers. I colored the map in rainbow order using the side of the brush tip, and overlapped each color slightly with the next color. Once finished, I sprayed the stamp three time with a soft mist of water to activate the watercolor ink, then closed the MISTI door and pushed the stamp firmly onto TE Watercolor paper. I let the stamp sit on the paper for about 10 seconds to give the pigment time to set into the paper. I opened the door, waited a few seconds, and without doing anything to the stamp, I closed the door again and pressed firmly on the Misti front. The second round of stamping really gets the colors moving into each other. I was happy with the blend on my first try! (See how easy this is?) While I let the paper dry, I stamped and white heat-embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set onto Oreo card stock.
I used the Simple Strips Die to trim the sentiment into a banner. (Simple Strips Background and Die is another Must-Have for your stamp collection. It’s genius!) My last step was assembling the card onto a Toffee card base. I splattered watered-down Black Soot Distress ink lightly onto the map, and let the paper dry again. Meanwhile, I trimmed a piece for Fruit Punch card stock, and put thin foam adhesive squares to the back of the sentiment. I trimmed the map down, adhered it to the card stock, then attached it to the card base, using double-sided adhesive for both. I added the sentiment, and was so happy with the results!
I hope I have given you an idea or two on how to use this stamp, or any stamp in your collection. I highly recommend trying out this technique. Thanks for stopping by!