Sunday, April 12, 2015

Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Set

I recently found the Rectangle and Square Inkadinkado Stamping Gear set on clearance for $5.97 (original cost $49.99) and at that price I couldn't very well resist. Unfortunately the concept is really too big for most cards and work better for 12" x 12" backgrounds for scrapbookers. After several attempts at using the set; which is basically a stamping version of the old Spirograph, I realized this was not my thing. Instead of trying to force a design I decided to just use the stamps themselves. here's my first card - an elegant masculine card.

I started by stamping the Art Deco Inkadinkado stamp four times in permanent dark brown ink from Staz-on on a beige piece of paper. Each image was cut down to create squares; which I stacked one over the other after edging each square with more brown ink. I mounted the panel on a piece of chocolate brown paper from Die Cut with a View and then on a size A2 white card.  To finish the card I added color using Sharpie markers and some square rhinestone from Mark Richards.