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A Fun Stamp Pad Ink Refills Background

A Fun Stamp Pad Ink Refills Background

Today I want to show you a fun stamp pad ink refills background my friend Janine created for her Merlin card.  It’s so cute, you’ll be pulling out your re-inkers to give it a shot right away!

a fun stamp pad ink refills background

Isn’t it awesome?  Those swirls and bursts of colour are just perfect with our little Merlin from the Magical Day stamp set.

And isn’t his expression priceless?  Sort of a bored, yet mischievous glint in the corner of his eye!  Janine coloured him with the Rich Razzleberry Blends and her Basic Gray marker.

Here’s a close up.

a fun stamp pad ink refills background

Want to make a fun stamp pad ink refills background?

Here’s how:

  1. Spritz Shimmery White cardstock with plain water
  2. Touch refill tips into the water and release a small amount of ink (she used So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie refills)
  3. Add more spritz if the ink doesn’t immediately flow
  4. (You can also lightly blow onto the wet ink/water mix to get it to move in the direction you want)
  5. Let cardstock dry completely.
  6. Stamp stars randomly over the bursts of colour for some magic dust!

What other details make this card work so well?

  • Merlin’s “crystal” ball which is one of the large clear faceted gems
  • fabulous mix of bold, fun colours
  • off-centred greeting stamped in two colours, on two colours of paper

Sadly, this fun set is retiring soon.  I’ve played around with it quite a bit this winter. So many mythical creatures…a unicorn, mermaid, white knight, a dragon great for Harry Potter and Dundgeons & Dragons fans!  But I love how the images work for ALL ages…from little tykes thrilled with mystical images…to older folks who still believe in magic 😉. 

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about this set or bundle, sit no longer!  It’ll soon be gone for good and I’d hate for you to miss out on bringing a little bit of make-believe to those you craft for.

And while you’re at it, why not pick up all the supplies Janine used to recreate this card at home?  Simply click on the image to order from me and it will ship directly to your house in about a week.  Thanks!

a fun stamp pad ink refills background

You might also love a couple more ideas for this fun bundle like my cool Wink of Stella dragon or my pretty unicorn tag gift box? 

And if you haven’t yet played around creating backgrounds with your re-inkers, here’s another thrity-second idea to get you inspired!

Once you start playing, you’re not going to want to stop – for anything!  Dinner, sleep, housework…heck who needs clean socks when you’re having so much fun?  And surely your twice-removed-second-cousin’s-great-aunt needs a card to celebrate her cat’s birthday doesn’t’ she?  🤣

Believe me, your re-inkers will dry up before you do!  Then you’ll have treated cardstock galore for all kinds of great handmade projects with such a fun stamp pad ink refill background! 

Updated Polished Stone Technique with Refill Wink of Stella

Updated Polished Stone Technique with Refill Wink of Stella

Today let’s have fun with an updated polished stone technique with refill Wink of Stella!  If you like techniques, my video will show you how SUPER quick and easy this one is.  If you love designing projects where AWESOME paper takes centre stage, get ready to get creative!  Take a peek.

updated polished stone technique with refill wink of Stella

Cool right?  Not a lot of stamping, but really, does it need any more?  The geometric shape of the Tailored Tag Punch and the glossy – and shimmery – polished stone paper scream “Look at me!”

updated polished stone technique with refill wink of Stella

There are so few supplies for this technique too.  Let’s take a look-see.

Updated Polished Stone Technique with Refill Wink of Stella 

And now you’ve got all kinds of refill Wink of Stella Stampin Up colours with my short video last week – you made some didn’t you? – you’re all set to make some awesome backgrounds just like this!

Let’s talk a bit about the cool card too.  This is one where your design REALLY stands out.

Seeing as I hadn’t gotten much use from my Tailored Tag Punch yet, I pulled it out of the cupboard.  (Do you ever do that?  Buy something and then put it away and (sorta) forget you have it? 😊)  I do it ALL the time!

My first step was my greeting.  And since I also hadn’t used the Waterfront stamp set so far (it must be confession day for me!) I pulled it out of hiding and found this greeting fit perfectly in the middle of the tag.  I decided I didn’t want it centred so placed it a bit more to the bottom right and gave it some OOMPH with dimensionals.

Then I punched that cool geometric shape from my polished stone paper four times and placed them in a sequence.  (TIP1: for the top and bottom ones, I first glued the top left one so the tag extended over my Basic Black panel.  Next I trimmed it off and used the remaining piece upside down for the bottom right one.)

updated polished stone technique with refill wink of Stella

I matted my panel two times with Marina Mist, then Lemon-Lime Twist (TIP2: Pick up on the refill colours you used in your polished stone technique for your matting).  I decided I wanted a more solid raised panel, so used my adhesive foam strips to adhere my panel to the folded black card.

You can just see the inside peeking out in that last photo.  Here’s what I did so the inside echoed the cardfront.

updated polished stone technique with refill wink of Stella

Once you start to play with this technique, I have to warn you.  You might find it just a tad addictive.  But that’s OK.  With your LOADS of created papers, it will take no time to whip up this card and lots of others in different colours. 

Need any supplies?  I’ve got just what you need in my 24-7 online store.  Thanks for shopping with me!

Did you take a gander at my quick video?  I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what I did with the other panel I created in there too.

updated polished stone technique with refill wink of Stella

So another different shaped background Idea you could use for a fabulous card for someone special.

When you want your design to stand out, there’s nothing like cool, and unexpected, backgrounds livened up with simple stamping, word dies and embellishments.  Get creative yourself with my updated polished stone technique with refill Wink of Stella and you’ll have awesome backgrounds galore!

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Refill Wink of Stella Stampin Up Colours | VIDEO

Refill Wink of Stella Stampin Up Colours | VIDEO

I just found out how easy it is to refill Wink of Stella Stampin Up colours!  And I want you to too!  Let me ask you…

  • Do you love getting MORE bang for your buck?
  • Are you crazy for Stampin’ Up! Colours?
  • Have you thrown out dried up Wink of Stella pens when you couldn’t get any more glimmer to come out?

Me too! Well no more! Go get them back! (Well unless they’re under the coffee grounds and mango peels. 😬) You’re going to LOVE how quickly you can add new life to them once you take a peek at my Timely Tip video. Such a simple tip that will have you glimmer colouring like this.

refill wink of stella stampin up colours

While I was experimenting I found there’s a few different ways to achieve coloured Wink of Stella. You may have even tried some of them yourself:

  • colouring over top of your already coloured image or
  • picking up ink from your stamp pad or ink refill with your pen.

Agreed, these are both easy and have super results.

But I really wanted something portable. Ya know, so you can be a one-handed colouring bandit. So you can colour while you’re making dinner, talking on the phone or on the road (no, not driving!).

Watch my video for my super easy answer to refill Wink of Stella Stampin Up colours so they’re portable!

 

 

Now I haven’t tried making ALL the colours (after all, I haven’t used up 48 Wink of Stella – well not yet anyway!) I have however been playing more with my Wink and Ink technique like I used for this card so I have had a FEW to turn into coloured pens!

refill wink of stella stampin up colours

Just like on the cute dragon card in my video, I combined two colouring techniques to suit his personality for my card here.

  1. I used my Stampin’ Write marker in Marina Mist and Lemon-Lime Twist to colour his tummy, leg, wings and spikes and
  2. I picked up my Lemon-Lime Twist Wink to colour his body and add some iridescent-y glimmer to his scales.

(After all how many dragons do YOU know that have shiny scales and iridescent skin? Almost all of them right?)

I didn’t want him to disappear into the Shimmery White background so I mounted two ovals in my Lemon-Lime Twist and Marina Mist first and adhered him on top with dimensionals. Once again, you can see the Tutti Frutti adhesive-backed sequins and a dynamic embossing folder, this time the Ruffled one, add some fun.

refill wink of stella stampin up colours

For the rest of the card, I found out the greeting from the Magical Day set fit EXACTLY in the middle of a banner from the Bunch of Banners framelits. (And yes, it hasn’t seen the light of day for awhile 😊.) TIP1: stamp the entire image and position the framelit on top so you cut off the “You Are” words.  Works like a charm!

I figured I had enough colour already with the rest of the card so I stamped the greeting on Shimmery White with my Memento ink. (TIP2: since you’re colouring with alcohol in the barrel of the Wink of Stella now, you will need to use Memento so your black ink doesn’t bleed or smear.)

A wrap-around finely woven knotted ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist pulls the card all together.

OK now it’s your turn. Round up all your dried-up Wink of Stella, some rubbing alcohol and refills and give them new life! If you’re sweet on this cute dragon card, here are all the supplies I used. Simply click on the image to order from me and that little brown UPS truck will be headed your way in about a week!

refill wink of stella stampin up colours

If you’re like me and love getting more value for your money and if you skipped over watching my video, scroll back up and check it out now!  I promise you’ll get more life out of your Wink of Stella pens plus you’ll soon be glimmer colouring in all the colours of the SU! rainbow.

So take your cards from OK to glimmer greatness and refill Wink of Stella Stampin Up colours for ginormous colouring options today!

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Quick and Easy Half Full Stampin Up Card

Quick and Easy Half Full Stampin Up Card

Make this quick and easy Half Full Stampin Up card for all your friends who enjoy the odd (or more) glass of vino! Or maybe you yourself have been known to imbibe a little chardonnay or merlot on occasion? If that’s the case this stamp set absolutely NEEDS a place in your stamping stash!

But wait just a minute! This doesn’t have to only pertain to the wine-loving groupies out there. Take a peek and you’ll see it WILL work equally well for orange juice, soda pop and other beverages! So I predict you’ll be sending this card to teetotallers too when you can make it lickety split like this!

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Isn’t it simple? Two stamps, a couple colours, and Bob’s your uncle! (where DID that saying come from anyway?)

Well…I have fancied up the colour just a wee smidge. Take a look from a slightly different angle.

half full stampin up

See how the liquid is shiny? Cool right? There’s a super fun little technique I’m going to share below to get that effect no matter which beverage is going to fill YOUR glasses. Before I get to that, take a look at the full stamp set.

half full stampin up

You may have thought it was only for the Christmas season! And while I did have a ball making this fun fold card with my Blends during the holidays, it’s WAAAY more versatile than that! And BONUS, it’s still available to order!

So now you know it’s not gone…

here’s all the deets to make a quick and easy Half Full Stampin Up card just like this:

Ingredients

  • Fresh Fig cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Shimmery White cardstock 4” x 5 1/4”

half full stampin up

Recipe

  1. Fold card and adhere Shimmery White to centre front.
  2. Stamp the image on bottom right of Shimmery White with Basic Black Archival ink.
  3. Centre words beneath image and stamp, also in Basic Black Archival ink. Allow to dry or speed up by drying with a heat gun.
  4. Squeeze out a small amount of Fine Tip Glue into two circles about 2” apart on your Silicone mat.
  5. Drop one drop of Fresh Fig reinker into one circle and one drop of Daffodil Delight into second circle. Use a clean toothpick to mix each colour.
  6. Pick up glue/ink with clean Aqua Painter and “paint” wine in glasses. (TIP: clean Aqua Painter as soon as you are done “painting” to remove any glue)
  7. Use Aqua Painter to then pick up very small amount of Smoky Slate ink from top of stamp pad and create LIGHT shadow beneath wine glasses.
  8. Allow to dry fully. (TIP: Up to overnight if possible so the glue won’t stick to envelope when put in the mail!)

So go grab your supplies…it’s your turn! And if you haven’t ordered the Half Full Stampin Up stamp set yet, there’s no time like the present!

half full stampin up

Wine is really a universal beverage don’t you think? I do think those monks were on to something hundreds of years ago! And now you can send greetings celebrating this mainstream drink.

Heck, why not grab a glass yourself before you start to make this quick and easy Half Full Stampin Up card – I think you’ll find this is such a light-hearted and fun set, you’re going to use it again and again – maybe even for hundreds of years!

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A Fun Stamp Pad Ink Refills Technique | VIDEO

A Fun Stamp Pad Ink Refills Technique | VIDEO

Want to learn a fun stamp pad ink refills technique to make gorgeous backgrounds? Watch my video below showing you how to get the same cool result two different ways.

And the best part, they both take only seconds – seriously – SECONDS!! Now who DOESN’T have a couple seconds?? And as soon as you’re done, take your backgrounds and turn them into fantastic cards like this.

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Neat swishes of coordinated colours on a shimmery white cardstock, offset with bold black and a soft pastel really make this card pop! The colour placement looked so “happy” to me, it was a bit of a no-brainer to stamp the verse on top from the Ribbon of Courage set. But you can so easily play around with your card colours and shapes and get a version like this too.

You won’t believe how easy this is. Take a peek and see for yourself.

Cool right? The bold swipe of colour and the lighter sketchier areas together create such an intriguing background.

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Now if you’re a paper crafter who likes to know the outcome, this technique might be a teensy bit stressful. That was me at first. Now I love how random it is! In fact, I double dare you to try and get the same result twice! It’s practically impossible!

So tell me, with this fun stamp pad ink refills technique, which colours do you like better? The pinks or blues from the card in the video?

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fun stamp pad ink refills technique

Today I’m kinda partial to the blue. But no matter which colour refills I use, I really do prefer the look of the Shimmery White card stock. The sheen you get is unbeatable. My number one TIP? Start with a larger piece of paper and then cut it down. It’s amazing how what you thought was a throw-away dud turns into a work of art!

So get out your refills, cut up some Shimmery White paper and see how much fun this ultra fast technique is. Just click on the pics below to round out your colours of refills.

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Did you take the couple minutes to view this technique in action on my video? I sure hope you did so you can see how this fun stamp pad ink refills technique can add variety and WOW backgrounds to your paper crafting!

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