Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

The Ton – Summer Challenge

by | Aug 1, 2017 | Blog, Challenge Entry, Happy Thoughts, Stamp Layering

Welcome to today’s installment of sunshine! I am back from a revitalizing week at the beach and am excited to share with you The Ton Stamps August Challenge. This month’s theme is “Summer”! I’d say it is perfect timing as August tends to be our hottest month here in Central California. Though, it also means that the school year is fast approaching. Just 10 more days or so to hang on to to these last lazy mornings!

This month I tackled stamp layering. Honestly, if you’ve got a stamp positioning tool like the Misti, it is nearly foolproof!

These are my tips:

  • Use a stamp positioner like the Misti.
  • Check for air pockets between stamp and positioner lid/acrylic block on larger stamps. Having air pockets will cause uneven stamping.
  • Use clear acetate over your stamped image to line up the second step and subsequent steps. One- to protect your first image from smears, and two- take a trial stamp run on the acetate to make sure you are in the right place. Wipe acetate clean with alcohol.
  • Allow each ink layer to dry. Stamping the next too quickly will cause image edges to blur.

To complete: die cut palms and flamingo and layer in/around die cut oval. Pop elements for dimension. Add clear Wink of Stella to wave and Glass Slipper Sequins for sparkle.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. Remember, this month the theme is “Summer.” Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop. The odds are ever in your favor!

Come play along and see what all the fuss is about! And even if you choose not to enter, it is a great place to check out inspiration created with The Ton products by the design team and by all the entrants. View contestant entries or enter your own by clicking the blue froggy InLinkz button near the bottom of the post. You can also search Instagram and Facebook using #thetonchallenge!

Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss! See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

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