Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Make it Monday, #116, Adding Texture to Stamps

I'm supposed to be getting ready and packing for my trip to Winnipeg on Thurs., but I wanted to try this technique before I went! (I can always find time for card making, but the dusting? Nope--no time)

For this week's Make it Monday challenge, Betsy has shown us a unique way to add texture to our solid stamps by using a comb. So I tried using a toothbrush to swipe the ink across. Unfortunately, it just removed some of the ink, and the texture I saw on the stamp didn't come across on the paper. So my Sweet Life flowers here don't really show any texture. So for the grounding oval and the leaves, I just swiped the ink pad directly across the stamp, then stamped. I'm happier with that result.

All materials are PTI. Thanks for looking!


  1. Love the crackled vase with the roses!

  2. I love it.
    Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. A very lovely card. I love the die cut images. It really gives it a realistic feel.

  4. I tried a toothbrush too and wasn't happy with the result - ended up using a comb like Betsy. Swiping adds a nice texture - I'll have to try that next!

  5. Such a beautiful floral arrangement in the crackled vase ~ grounded and all. Super results!