A couple of weeks back I picked up several clear stamps at my local Hobbycraft store and, having a day to play, I thought that I would use them with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear and see what I could create.
With these stamps not being designed specifically for the Inkadinkado system it was unclear what the design would turn out like so I tried a few designs and finally settled on one particular “Inkadinkadoodle”.
With the stamps also being clear and unmouted it would also put the Tack n Peel modification, that I recently spoke about in this blog post, further to the test.
Things worked well during testing and this was the final “Inkadinkadoodle” that I settled on.
There was no masking or anything in the doodle as it was just to see how things would work together. You’ll probably also note that it wasn’t very well stamped but remember, this was just a sketch of sorts.
Anyway, design settled, I moved on to stamp it out properly.
The first circuit of the circular Inkadinkado Stamping Gear cog used the Open Basic technique, the flower stamp and some black pigment ink,
I then wanted to tone down the white areas on the corners. I could have stamped some more but instead decided just to apply some Broken China distress ink with some Ink Blending Foam.
After removing the flower masks, this is what it looked like.
I used the following pens – dark tone GB5, mid tone GB3 and light tone GB4.
After I had coloured them on the card, they still looked a little flat so I stamped out a further eight flowers and also coloured them and then cut them out.
Forgot to mention how I made the sentiment which you will have seen in one of the images above. The sentiment reads “Hope All Is Well With You” and is from the Inkadinkado “Floral Expressions” sheet of clear stamps.
I stamped it onto some white card and then cut it out with a circular Spellbinders die.
So that was it. The stamps stamped well, the Tack n Peel worked and the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear worked just the way it was supposed to so at the same time as Hoping All Is Well With You, things also worked out well here :)
Here are a couple of final images of the finished piece.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to sharing more ideas with you in the near future.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to use the comments section below.
See you again soon.