Hello and welcome to Tuesday’s Tip, it’s Adriana here and today I am sharing a couple of ways to use the wonderful Kaiser craft Clear stamps along with the Kaiser Mists, and Kaiser Ink pads.
Every month a set of new clear stamps are released along with the new paper collections. They work so well together with the paper collections. They are packaged in a clear easy to peel acetate sheet and you mount the stamps on to a clear stamping block.
TIP 1: once you have finished stamping with your clear stamp, ensure you wipe them clean before storing them away on the clear acetate packaging.
Today I am going to demonstrate how to create fabulous and unique backgrounds for your cards, with your clear mounting block, Kaiser Mists, Kaiser Ink Pads and a spray bottle of clear water.
TIP 2: Kaiser Mists have an iridescent shimmer to them, be sure to shake the Mists really well before spraying them on to your project, and place a small round bead in the bottom of spray Mist bottle, when you shake the bottle, this will stir the glitter up inside the bottle.
Shake and Spray a couple of sprays of Kaiser Mist Pink onto one side of the clear mounting block. Then, shake and spray a couple of sprays of Kaiser Mist Yellow onto the other side, as shown below. (Note: choose colours that blend well together, these two colours when blended close to each other turns a cool orange. Another combination is Turquoise and Yellow – the middle colour once blended is Green)
While the misted ink is still wet, place a piece of card stock on top of the sprayed mounting block, press down firmly with your fingers in ensure that all the colour is transferred to the card stock. Gently, lift off your card stock, peeling away from the mounting block.
Now you have a unique strip of blending colour on the top half of card stock. Once it is completely dry, you are ready to use your clear stamps set. I have used the stamp set from the CS211 Clear stamp – “Oh So Lovely” and CS212 “Antique Bazaar”
For this one below, I used a sentiment from CS211 Clear stamp – “Oh So Lovely” and CS212 “Antique Bazaa”r Clock face
Here are three cards I created using this technique.
TIP 3 :Frame mount the stamped cardstock before placing the completed card stock onto a folded card. This will highlight your image.
Now, I will demonstrate another method to create a unique background with the Stamping or Mounting Block and Kaiser Ink Pads. Using Kaiser Ink Pad IP722 Red Gum & IP733 Green.
Stamp the entire surface of the stamping block with IP733 Green Ink pad. As shown below.
Then, Spray the entire inked surface of the mounting block with clear water in a spray bottle.
While the block is still wet, gently apply a piece of card stock on top, ensuring that the rectangle shaped block is in the centre top half of card stock. Press down firmly with your hand, gently peel away from the card stock.
Clean the mounting block and then do exactly the same process with Red Gum Inkpad IP722. Be sure to align the same mounting block in the same position as previously, over the Stamped Green image.
Once the card stock is completely dry, you should have a unique background like this.
I have diecut out a “Love This” frame from brown cardstock and Kaiser Decorative Die DD711 Love-Frames, once cut I placed this on top of the stamped background and added some Kaiser flowers and die cut leaves (Kaiser DD516 Vines).Here is the completed card.
Here is another card I created, using the Kaiser Mists Turquoise , Kaiser Mist Yellow, and a spray bottle of clear water and a paint brush.
Spray the Mist colour onto a piece of acetate or even a small plastic lid or disposable plate & then spray some clear water onto the top of this sprayed paint, this will dilute the colour to a watery consistence.
Using a paint brush, dab some colour onto the brush and using your fingers, flick the misted colour onto the cardstock. I flicked the Yellow first and then the Turquoise.
Once it is completely dry, stamp your selected images and sentiment with black ink pad.
Happy Stamping and Misting, Cheers Adriana XX