Happy Monday. If Monday is not your favorite day of the week, then I offer you a wonderful bouquet of flowers Inkido style just to cheer you.
Today I want to show you the wonderful stamp I received in addition to the gorgeous papers and embellishments.
This is Vintage Rose Garden. I received the most wonderful Inkido stamps in the mail and had to make them the focus of this project. Gosh I love stamps and the Inkido stamps are magnificent.
Here are some of the Inkido products I used and a little tutorial to follow.
Step 1. To create my vintage feel and look, I need to ink the edges of my background paper. I used some light brown here and rub on the edges.
Step 2. I want to tone down the background paper a little so that my photo image and stamped images are more noticeable. I use a sponge brush and paint little gesso lightly over my page. I actually do this often when my background paper is "busier" than I prefer or than I need.
Step 3. If my gesso is heavy or I applied too much, I will thin out by spraying some water right onto the page. Then use my fingertips in a circular fashion to blend in and thin the gesso. This technique also takes away any harsh lines created by the gesso - makes then soft and blended.
Step 4. Rip a piece of Beautiful Memories Butterfly Border paper as a photo matte.
Step 5. Now to have fun with the Inkido stamps. I stamped the Summar Collage K stamp onto cardstock and then colored with Distress markers - that's what I have available.
Step 6. Start building your layers and gluing them down.
Step 7. Ink the edges of the paper flowers to give them some definition and make them look a little more aged.
Step 8. Cut out some butterflies from the Beautiful Memories Butterfly Border paper. As you are cutting, make sure to cut some butterfly antennas. I will color my antennas in with a black marker.
Step 9. Complete with your favorite Inkido laces, trims, flowers , leaves, and decorative pins. You can see the adorable little leaf pins in the following two photos that help complete my Inkido flower cluster.
Here is a better close up of the leaf pins.
Image credits: Magic Moonlight Free Images
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