Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pilin' on the Ink-on-paper Stamping

This week at Pile It On! we're goin' old school with the theme of Ink-on-paper Stamping. You can use digi products, but actual stamping needs to be the focus.

We are sponsored this week by Rogue Redhead Designs, and even though it's not my week to play with the PIO team, I couldn't resist pulling out some of my own RRD stamps. I used this lovely scene from their Nature Notes set:

One of my favorite uses of Rogue Redhead rubber stamps is to ink them with markers (I use American Craft and Marvy stamp markers). The RRD stamps have such nice, deep edging that it makes them easy to color, and even when it takes some time to ink the whole piece, it always stamps very well (I always breathe on the final ink, to refresh it.) The stamped piece is cut-out and pasted onto the background.

I bought this set partly with a gift certificate that I won via Rogue Redhead Designs #31, but this is my first time inkin' it up. (You can see some of my other projects featuring RRD stamps here.) The "hello" was cut with a TCW die with paper I stamped with a Woodgrain pattern from the same set.

The background was inspired by the Quilted Tiles Tutorial at Rogue Redhead Designs, but I used a stencil instead (made in SCAL and cut on my Silhouette Cameo), so it's a bit more of a harlequin pattern, but I'm still linking it up! Thanks for the inspiration, Sharon and all at RRD. I inked it with one of my favorite inks, Barely Banana from Stampin' Up, which is very subtle in most light, but in direct sunlight can be quite bright. It's like a surprise of sunshine!

I wanted a little something extra, so I put a bird on it. I backed the wooden bird (from Prima or Darice) with a scrap of paper from the "hello" die cut.

CAS Colours and Sketches: Sketch #71
Eclectic Paperie: Wood
Rogue Redhead Designs: Quilted Tiles Tutorial
Scrapping4funChallenges: Use a Stamp/Digi Image
Simon Says Stamp: CAS (2nd entry)
STAMPlorations April Challenge: Stamps & Your Favorite Technique (using markers to ink stamps)

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. Darling! I love those trees. The little bird is pretty cute too. :)

  2. Lovely card, love the stamp.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  3. Gorgeous scene you have created and I do love that wooden bird. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations

  4. Ink is such a great technique to do isn't it, get some great results . Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations.

  5. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  6. So fun! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. What a cute interpretation of our sketch! The little birdie is awesome! Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches.

  8. So pretty and relaxing. Reminds me of the view at my parents' house - looking out towards the lake over a mound of cedar trees. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations this month.

  9. Super fun card - love the bird! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

  10. Love the nature scene and the bird is the perfect accent. Thanks for sharing at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  11. Lovely card, really capturing nature! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CAS this week :)
    Lizy xx


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