Simonne’s hints & tips
Follow Simonne’s expert advice to perfect this creative technique
Don’t handle the Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper with your fingers when you’re stamping, as the oil from your fingertips will affect the way that the colour adheres when you apply ink.
Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper has a very smooth surface so it’s easy for the inked stamps to slide slightly when stamping over the top of the original images. Try not to apply too much pressure when stamping and ensure that you lift the stamp up cleanly, or use a stamp positioning tool.
Mini ink pads are perfect for making striped backgrounds. Don’t worry if you are left with some white areas after swiping your ink pads across the card, as this creates a trendy faux watercolour look.
When stamping outlines and details over the top of the original VersaMark solid images, don’t fret about lining them up perfectly. Often some misalignment can give very attractive results.
Use dark inks for dramatic contrast and lighter inks for a more subtle look when creating panels. If you don’t have Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper, create a similar look by heat embossing the stamped images onto white card using clear embossing powder and inking over them. However, you won’t be able to then stamp over the heat embossed images with coloured ink.