Hello everyone, KALI Here 🙂 Today I am proud to present my first two projects as an official Hip Kit Club DT member. Our June 2014 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits are fabulous and I was really inspired by the Webster’s Pages Our Travels paper and just had to use it as my background for my page. I love the large circle. I started with two photos and then began layering different papers from the kit behind my photo. I also added 3D foam adhesive to give volume & lightness to my project. I hope you like it.
I am also sharing a card made with our June Hip Kit and our June Stamp Add-On Kit. I created a custom background with the 2 Distress Ink Pads included in our Stamp Add-On Kit. I also created a sentiment with the gold Thickers from our Embellishment Add-On Kit. Be sure to scroll all the way down because I have also included a little tutorial showing you how I created the custom background for my card. I hope it inspires you to give this little technique a try! xo Kali
CREATING A FUN BACKGROUND USING YOUR INK PADS
To create the background for my card I began with a sheet of white cardstock, some water in a spray bottle, 2 ink pads, a plastic bag and a roll of paper towels.
I took my ink pad and stamped it directly onto the plastic bag.
This is what it will look like after you have stamped your ink pad. The more ink you transfer onto the plastic the more pigmented your background will be.
Next, you spray some water onto the plastic to dilute the ink and allow the colors to mix a little a bit.
Then you fold your plastic in half and allow the colors to mix a little bit.
When you unfold your plastic bag it will look something like this.
Next you take your plastic and lay it over your cardstock your d press it down lightly. This is how you create the pattern on your cardstock.
Then you take your paper towel roll and roll it across the cardstock to remove the extra ink. This will keep the paper from warping and allow it to dry a little quicker. You can repeat this entire process over again to add a second color if you would like.
This is what the end result looks like. If you would like smaller splatters, use less water. I hope you feel inspired to give this a try with some of your ink pads, or you can pick up one of our June Stamp Add-On Kits to recreate exactly what I have done here. xo – Kali