Reverse Chalkboard Trick
Hi friends! Lydia here with a super fun accidental technique today.
My intention for my card today was a crisp black and white design, but I had a lightbulb moment when I was inking up the Circles and Cylinders Bold Prints background stamp.
The MISTI has made it so that if you have an imperfectly inked stamp - you can easily stamp it again and get perfect inking. But as I was applying Intense Black ink to this gorgeous stamp, before I had it inked completely, because of the smooth red rubber on the solid parts of the design, I could see a texture that looked like newsprint! I was so excited, that I stopped inking the stamp and stamped this "imperfect" image onto my cardstock, and then I squealed! It looked to me like the opposite of the chalkboard technique, and it completely changes the look of this image - giving you twice as many possibilities!
One tip I will share with you when using Bold Prints, is that I frequently cut a piece of cardstock that is the same size as the inside of my MISTI so that I can stamp the entire Bold Prints image. Then I cut it down into panels for two cards as I've done here today.
I finished these with a thin mat of black cardstock, and then used the Hello Message Fancy Die in red cardstock on the white card and then I layered a white and black die cut for the black card.
Have a great, creative week!
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