Here is our new Poinsettia Flourish stamp set, on glass, with Speedball inks.
Speedball (along with Liquitex) inks are great for paper, they are permanent on fabric when it is heat-set, and they work on wood or glass, too. NO other special additive or process is needed. They're archival, non toxic, they have no fumes, and they wash up and thin with water. And I've found that the Speedball inks in particular come with the ready-to-use consistency for our particular application.
Like any of the fabric inks we sell, whether in containers or tubes, all you need to do to thin the ink is to add water!
More from the jar...
At first I intended to use a swatch of fabric to embellish the lid... but it became apparent that, with the stamped image on the front, the holly-stamped ribbon, and the medallion on the lid, the fabric would have been too much. Then I remembered that Carey, in last week's blog, had said that would like to see some samples of stamped fabric used on cards. All righty, Carey! I decided to use the small quilt block that I had stamped as an embellishment for the jar-- on a card instead!
Here's the quilt block, which measures 6 x 6 inches.
The fabric started out as plain off-white muslin.
And here's the quilt block used on a card. When placed on the card, I noticed that the white circle needed a border of green so I used a green Fabrico marker and made a wavy pattern around the border of the circle. Easy! There was no sewing or cutting involved; I left the edges as they were and folded the corners under. The person who gets the card can either keep it as it is or they can remove the quilt square and use it for something to remember me by!
Burgundy and Green paper
Versacolor Pigment Ink - Bamboo (to smudge the Green paper)
Gold Paint Pen
Fabrico Fabric pen (works great on fabric because it doesn't bleed!) - I used "Forest"
Cuttlebug embossing folder (D'Vine Swirls)
Adhesive Pearls - Green
Any Color card stock half, sheet folded (card base)
Burgundy card stock quarter sheet
White card stock quarter sheet
White card stock scraps
Tools and Embellishments -
Oval die - 2.75 wide x 3-5/8 inches tall (I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large - S4-110)
Gold Paint Pen
Take the Burgundy quarter sheet and run it through the die cut machine, cutting out the oval from the center, slightly above the middle.
Then stamp a background pattern with the following stamps and inks:
Stamp the Flower in Pinecone ink.
Stamp the Leaves in Narcissus ink.
Then use the Gold Paint Pen to draw a wavy border around the oval you cut from the center.
Set aside for now.
Take the White card stock quarter sheet and stamp the following:
Stamp the Flower in a Peony / Grape ink combination.
Stamp the Leaves in Green Tea ink.
Glue the wreath you just stamped behind the Burgundy quarter sheet. Then tie the ribbons around the quarter sheet and glue it to the card base.
On a White scrap of paper, stamp "Life is Good" in Burgundy ink. Then use the Flower stamp and Memories Soft Wheat ink to stamp a background. Cut the sentiment out using a square punch. Edge with Bark ink and then edge again, this time with the Gold Paint Pen. Glue the square to a slightly larger piece of Burgundy paper and mount the medallion with PopIt! foam tape to the card base.
Stamp various Flowers and Leaves on White card stock and then cut out.
I stamped some Flowers in Peony ink, some flowers in Split Pea / Neptune inks and some Flowers in Burgundy ink. I stamped the Leaves in Narcissus ink. Arrange among the ribbons on the card base. I used foam tape on only one side of the images to create unusual angles.
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Until next week, Happy Stamping from Susan and rest of the gang at Rubber Stamp Tapestry!