I’ve had folks ask me “what if my stamp pad is too juicy?” So I thought I’d show you in my latest JO-tips video three ways you can first TELL if it’s got just too much ink. And then share three different ways you can get the excess ink off!

But first, let’s look at today’s card design made with the Positive Thoughts and Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

Have you ever wondered What If My Stamp Pad is Too Juicy?
Perfect Friend Card to Send in the Mail

Isn’t it a wonderful way to wish a friend a special day? And so lovely with the mix of pink, purple and greens.

While this stamp set isn’t a DistINKtive set like the set I used on this card or this one, when you have an ink pad with just too much juice, you lose lots of the finer details.

Let me quickly show you how you can fix this issue!

What If My Stamp Pad is Too Juicy?

Click the triangle to see the video now!

Now let’s see what makes this card so pretty!

Stamping Tips

I love using multiple stamps from sets to build a picture on my card. It becomes even more special with a few stamping tips:

  • Add Depth: stamp one stamp multiple times without re-inking it to get more than one tone of the same colour. I did this for both the fern and the flower.
  • Play With Colour: I have three colours of pink/purple on this card – Rich Razzleberry is my large flower, Blushing Bride for the die cut flower and Blackberry Bliss for the butterfly. The three provide variation and interest.
  • Use Your Whole Card: All parts of my Basic White panel have colour whether it’s the fern, flowers or the greeting.

Try a Version of the Spotlight Technique

The “spotlight” part here happens since I stamped my entire card front first. Then I cut out the rectangle.

Then I elevate the rectangle with Foam Adhesive Strips. Why? So you can see the Rich Razzleberry underneath. (And BTW isn’t that stitching gorgeous on the rectangle?)

VIDEO Tip: What If My Stamp Pad is Too Juicy?
A Version of the Spotlight Technique Shows Off the Layer

(If you’d like a bit more info on what the spotlight technique is, take a peek at this other Easter idea which clearly describes it.)

Let’s see that layering on the bottom corner of our cutout.

Fix Your Stamp Pads! What If My Stamp Pad is Too Juicy?
Layer Die Cuts for Pretty Card Details

I stacked several elements here. From the bottom up, they are:

  1. Old Olive ribbon
  2. Gold foil sprig
  3. Blushing Bride small detailed flower
  4. Large Rich Razzleberry flower

The three gold glitter dots add a final touch of pretty!

Check Those Stamp Pads!

Check out your stamp pads and see if you were just a mite overeager last time with your ink refill. Make sure you can see the lovely details in all your stamped images. And if not, give my JO-tips a try.

If you’d like to make today’s card, please click on any image below to order to have it shipped directly to your home. Thank you so much for shopping with me and supporting my business.

Supplies I Used

Check Back Again

Did you get a chance to take a peek at the video? Thanks for watching!

Be sure to check back often for more JO-Tips videos to make your paper crafting more fun!

And if you have a question you’d love me to explore in a JO-Tips video, let me know!

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VIDEO Tip: What If My Stamp Pad is Too Juicy?
Make a Card for a Special Friend

Be sure to give the spotlight technique a try. Or this modified version too. It’s a wonderful way to highlight your card design.

And I hope you found today’s JO-Tips useful…what if my stamp pad is too juicy?

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