So, I love clean and simple cards. They tend to have an air of class and sophistication, but they can be fun and playful as well. That is what I chose to do for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 116 Clean and Simple Fall. Instructions and video below.
To make this card, I decided to use some pumpkin dies and a gel printing plate by Gelli Arts with red, yellow, and orange craft acrylic paints. I used regular copy paper and a swivel x-acto knife to cut out a frame. I also had to cover the edges in the image below where you can see the paint so that only that wonky boarder would print on my card. BTW, I used a soft brayer to spread the paint on the gel printing plate.
Then, I used the pumpkin dies to create a pumpkin template. I had to apply paint to my gel printing plate a second time to pull the pumpkin print.
When it was all dry, I used a Uniball Signo white gel pen to add some doodling details and a cute stamp set by Your Next Stamp (http://www.yournextstamp.com) called “Fun Faces” to add the faces to the pumpkins. I used versa-fine ink for this, but I should have used my Pitt artist brush pen in black to apply ink to the stamps instead. It works better on top of acrylic paint – less smudges. Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed the card.
Check out the YouTube video:
Here is a list and links to supplies I used:
Fun Faces Stamp set: http://amzn.to/2wzpZTp
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen: http://amzn.to/2frPrUT
PITT Artist Brush Pen by Faber-Castel (to add ink to stamps): http://amzn.to/2yhXsUn (Use this for the faces on the pumpkins instead of the Versa Fine Ink)
VersaFine Ink by Tsukineko(for the sentiment): http://amzn.to/2xrpgYh
Gel Printing Plate by Gelli Arts (6X6): http://amzn.to/2yjVP8O
Acrylic Paint Set: http://amzn.to/2wmzf1D
Swivel X-acto knife: http://amzn.to/2xcxYYj
X-Acto Knife: http://amzn.to/2wnL9Zb
We R Memory Keepers Magnetic Mini Cutting Mat: http://amzn.to/2xgXZaC
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool: http://amzn.to/2yowBWK
Impression Obsession Pumpkin Die Set (Steel Dies): http://amzn.to/2xjUIXS
Speedball Brayer set (with 4 different brayers): http://amzn.to/2xaiOml
Nature Stamp and Stencil set by Recollections from Michael’s Item # 10467067 (unavailable at Amazon) – I used the sentiment “Hello” stamp from this set: https://goo.gl/QPTfyy