It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Gettin' Inky, and we'd like you to use your oldest ink.
This one was easy for me, since I tend to procrastinate necessary tasks. I have a cabinet in my craft room annex I'm supposed to empty out since I'm giving it away, but I haven't yet. One of the drawers of said cabinet is filled with all my old-don't-use-them-much-any-more inks that I haven't figured out how to re-home in my new craft room storage arrangement. So, I opened the ink drawer and spied my collection of Fabrico and Encore inks. So many from which to choose! I opted for the Encore Ultimate Metallic ink pad, which is a rainbow, and I used it with a sentiment to make this:
I stamped the sentiment with the Encore ink and clear embossed it. Then I went to work on the background. I smooshed some Distress Tattered Rose ink onto my craft mat, and mixed in some white embossing paste. I then spread that through a heart stencil and set it aside to dry.
Once it was dry, I trimmed the panel, rounded the corners, and put it onto a light purple Hero Arts card base, then mounted the sentiment over it with foam squares.
The sentiment is actually shiny, see:
The rainbow ink goes from purple to light purple to blue to green. It's very pretty, and I really should use it more.
So, I think you should go dig up some old, unloved ink and play along with us over at Shopping Our Stash. :)
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