TToday we're going to have some fun with the new Buffalo Check stamp and show you how Buffalo Check Be,comes Buffalo Plaid. The Buffalo Check stamp was easy to miss in the new Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog--it's on page 38 right under tha cute little Spirited Snowmen stamp set...so it's easy to check out that set and completely miss this awesome Buffalo Check!
This is the stamp itself--it's the large size that fits the entire card frontI find that laying the rubber stamp on the table (stamp side up), inking it, laying on the cardstock and the applying Block F to the top of that stack works great. Sometimes the large block with the mounted stamps can be a bit cumbersome for some hands to handle. This method works great for any hands and lets you place the paper very precisely where you want it:
This little cutie may look simple (and it is simple) but the options for creativity are almost endless...depending on what color ink you choose and the cardstock color--you can create endless numbers of "designer paper" for your paper-crafting needs. We're going to explore one set of options today....
Here we are using the Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock:
And lastly, this is Crushed Curry ink on Very Vanilla cardstock:
Now Stampin'Up! has 52 colors (I'm leaving out Basic Black for obvious reasons) and the same number of ink colors (plus Stazon Jet Black ink)...so imagine mixing and matching inks and papers...if you multiply 52 X 52---that's a lot of combinations, right. (This may not be the right formula but I'm an artist--not a mathematician so just go with me here! LOL)
Now one more thing--I told you I'd show you a plaid--ok, here goes:
So I stamped first with Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla, washed the stamp, and inked up with Mossy Meadow...I positioned the stamp so that the solid square of the Mossy ink would hit the blank square of the Curry stamped image...and here's what this looks like:
Now you see that there is an "aged" look to some of the solid squares--this is the way the stamp is dessgned...depending on the amount of ink on your ink pad, you will see more or less of this feature.
And, speaking of more or less ink on your ink pad--you will get lighter and darker images of the "check" so this is another variation that you can play with in your experiments.
Check back on Friday and you'll see some final results of our experiments today!
If you try out some of these variations...send me a picture so we can share our fun with each other. Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplies I used today: