According to the new, we’re supposed to stay home today. I guess that means we’re force to stamp, right? I mean, what else would there be to do? Certainly a magic FREE day shouldn’t be spent doing laundry or dishes! (leave me a comment if you agree 🙂
If we can’t go out, and the UPS man isn’t going to deliver a box of NEW supplies today, then we’ll have to use what we have at home.
You probably have Ink Refill bottles, plus stamps, plus a piece of old felt lying around, right? Here’s what you can do today!
The technique here is a lot of fun, and perfect for stamps with a lot of rubber: silhouettes or other large surface area images.
- Ink your stamp with a light color of ink and stamp directly onto a piece of felt from the craft store.
- Use your Ink Refill bottles (here Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Old Olive) to fill in the stamped image on the felt. (Optional: place your felt piece on a tumbled marble tile — this will help hold the ink in place and prevent muddying of colors with repeated use)
- Press your stamp onto your new ink pad to ink it, then stamp on card stock as normal.
This technique is perfect when you want to use a stamp that you’d normally color with markers, except that you need to stamp a LOT of them. I used the Felt Pad technique here for my calendars this year, since I usually make about 500 of them. That would have been a lot of markers!
I sent these to my stamping customers from last year, plus all the demonstrators in our LovenStampfuls team. Actually, that reminds me to tell you… the Demonstrator Starter Kit is ALWAYS a great bargain! You can get about $375 in Stampin’ Up! supplies for only $175… plus a discount on your own orders… hard to beat that deal!
If you are one of my customers or if you don’t have a local demonstrator that you work with, I’d be happy to talk to you more about the opportunity to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (learn more on my website).
There’s another fun thing to do on a Snow Day… sign up to be part of the Stampin’ Up! family 🙂 You can actually sign up right online through my website!