Updated: May 18, 2022
Have you noticed that every time you look at a catalog, if you're really trying, you can see something different? Some things get spotted quickly while others get overlooked quite easily. If I, as your demonstrator, don't point those hidden gems out to you, you may not have ever even seen them at all.
I believe the special host items in the back of our catalogs are often these easily overlooked items, which is why I wanted to point them out to you. The host items in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are pretty sweet. There is even a thick Designer Series Paper stack in the host benefits this year! It's awesome!
But this host stamp set is the one that really first caught my eye, and I'm not even sure why. Probably because it's unique:
This is the first stamp set I stamped with after the demonstrator pre-order period. Again, I'm not sure why, but I was drawn to this one and immediately made several cards using the stamps in the set. Here was my very first one.
I have no earthly idea if this technique I used has a name or not, but I decided to call it "Ink Omit & Marker" because that describes it pretty well, I think.
-First, I inked the entire stamp with Basic Gray ink.
-Second, I omitted the ink from the leaves and branches using a cheap cotton swab. A Q-tip brand cotton swab has too much cotton on the end, which would not work as well.
-Third, I added ink back to the leaves and branches using Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Markers.
-Fourth, I huffed on the stamp to make sure the ink was wet, then stamped it on a piece of Basic White cardstock.
Thick Basic White cardstock: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Basic White: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Pool Party: approximately 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Basic Gray: approximately 3 3/4" x 5"
For all the details, watch below, and for products used and links to my online store, make sure to see at the bottom of today's blog post!