Monday, January 31, 2011

An Inky Tutorial for YOU!!!

Hello friends!  It's Vicki (Inspirational Inkette) here today to share a fun tutorial for you to try out using your Inky Impressions stamps!!

In case you are wondering why I'm posting over here on Nicole's blog, it's because this is going to be the NEW place where you can find daily inspiration from all of the Inspirational Inkettes!  We will be showing you tutorials, anything but a card projects and just other random fun things that you might want to learn about your gorgeous Inky Impressions stamps and accessories!  So please join us RIGHT HERE every day for something inspirational and be sure to follow us so that you don't miss a thing!

And if you try out ANY tutorials or anything you've seen here, please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your creation so we can check out what you've done! :)  So with all of that, I'm lucky to be able to post the first tutorial for you over let's get started!!! 
**Please click on photos for a larger view**
Sometimes it's hard to see that images can be combined together to make a wonderful scene and all you need is a bit of your "usual" crafty tools to make it all come together.  I want to show how I've made a "Pot-O-Gold Background Scene" using a couple of the Inky Impressions images:
Step 1:  Here are a few things that you will need to create your background scene:
1) stamped, colored and cut out images of your choice.  Here I've used the adorable Angelica's Daydream rubber stamp and the Pot of Gold background rubber stamp.  (You will notice that for the bottom of my pot of gold image that I've torn along the bottom of it and sponged green ink over it to match up for the scenery that I'm getting ready to create.)  *A helpful tip is after you've carefully cut out your image, to go around the edge of them with a light grey brush tip marker (Copic) so you don't see those "white areas" along the edges of your image.*
2)  Preferably a white piece of card stock the size you want your card to be
3) A torn strip of card stock the same length or longer than your sized card stock piece.
4) Green and blue dye ink (this will be "grass" and "sky" colors)
5)  several sponges
6)  various colors of chalk

Step 2:  You will need to take your torn strip and place it towards the edge of your sized white card stock piece and sponge the area that you'd like to be "grass".  It looks up-side-down in the photo, but you will see why you do it this way in the photo below...

As you can see, you want the torn edge to be the top of the "grass" and you can size it depending upon your image and how you want it to look.  You can also take your marker and add "blades" if you wish. (See finished photo for these details.)

Step 3:  For the next step, you will need to create your "sky".  You will need another strip of torn card stock or flip over the strip you used for the grass.  Move the strip around on your sized piece by sponging blue ink over top of the torn strip and move it around randomly like clouds in the sky would be to create various shapes.  You can sponge lightly or more in certain areas for your preferred look.

When you are finished creating your "grass" and "sky", it will look something like this.  You can choose to stop here and add what you want to it or take it another step further like I'm going to show you.

Step 4:  This is where you will use your chalks to create a nice colorful rainbow effect!
I haven't attached my pot of gold image yet, but as you can see in the photo, I do want to use it for placement of where to create my rainbow.

I went off the left top edge of the sized card stock piece and rubbed different colors of chalk that would end where I'm placing my pot of gold image...and of course keep adding chalk as you desire.
*Tip - if you don't have a handle as shown in the photo, you can always use Q-Tips to apply the chalk.*

 And of course this is what my finished Pot-O-Gold Background Scene looks like when finished.  All that is left is to add my images and a few other touches.....

And here's what my finished card look like!
I've used my Copic marker and added some "grass blades" and attached my Pot of Gold image to it. (I've got it placed just right because I sized it up with my rainbow when creating it.)  I've also added some glitter to the coin pieces in the pot and then I've attached the Angelica's Daydream image on top of that.

The only other thing I did was add the Pot-o-Gold Sentiment to the top corner and then layered my sized white card stock piece onto a folded green card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and will soon create your own background scene with your Inky Impressions stamps!!  Have a wonderful day!! HUGS


  1. What a great scene you created Vicki!

  2. Darling card and great tutorial Vicki! You are pretty darn good at drawing your grass blades!

  3. Great tutorial Vicki and beautiful scene!

  4. WOW !!!! Vicki this is sooo AWESOME!! Fabulous tutorial girl. I will be giving this a try for sure!!!

  5. Hi hun
    great tutorial, gorgeous card, sue,x

  6. Wonderful tutorial & super cute card you've created with this great little scene. Gonna give that a try ...
    Hugs, Janie

  7. stunning do a great job with your tutorials...and I may try to recreate!


  8. Oh Vicki, this is fabulous! TFS!!!

  9. I absolutely love this, Vicki!!! So gorgeous, girl!

  10. Oh, you are one talented lady, Vicki. This is fabulous. Love that rainbow and the blades of grass. Gorgeous card. Well done, hon.
    Lorraine xxx


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