Simon Saturday- Ink Swiping

Welcome to Simon Saturday. I hope you are all having a great week.

Ink Swiping is a really fun and easy technique that you can get so many different results from depending on how you swipe.

If you have never seen ink swiping and you are wondering what I am talking about let me explain.

Ink swiping is when you take a ink pad and swipe it across card.

You can use any ink pads, but for me personally I prefer Small ink cubes and Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink Cubes are perfect.

Below shows two examples of the difference depending on pressure.

This one has had a fairly hard even pressure applied to the ink pads as I swiped them across .

This one I started with a normal pressure and then eased up to give a faded look.

I played around with different pressures and different patterns and got so many great results.

The top one I used very very light pressure and literally did a quick swipe across the middle of the paper.

As you can see this gives some fun results that can be used in so many ways.

I wanted to share three cards I created using some of the above pieces.

For my first card I used Simon’s Star Medallion Stencil and applied some Ranger Embossing Paste through it.

Once dry I heat embossed a small sentiment and adhered it into the centre and mounted this onto an A2 Top folding black note card. I finished off with some sequins and it was done.

For the next card I wanted to create a very clean and simple card. I die cut Simons Corbel border die from some Neenah card and adhered one of the ink swiped panels behind it.

To finish this card off I just added a simple sentiment.

For my last card I didn’t do much as I wanted the ink swiped panel to be the main focus so I just added a word die, a sentiment and some sequins.

I do have to say I had lots of fun with this technique and encourage you to give it a try.

If you do then don’t forget to tag me on social media.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I hope you have a great day.


Posted by Tracy

A lover of all things crafty, avid book & film geek. Wife & furmomma. Addicted to coffee, ink and stamps.

15 comments

Thanks Tracy will have to try this out, great inspiration my friend…hope you are well.xxx
[aNNie]

Thank you lovely, it’s a lot of fun and cannot wait to see what you create with it.
I’m ok thanks lovely, hope you are too xxxx

I have an image I’ve coloured and I don’t want it to just go on a plain white card, so I’m giving this a try later with my Altenew inks!!! Looks amazing with the rainbow colours. Xx

You will have to show me, they are so much fun to create x

Just the inspiration I needed today, Tracy! Gorgeous cards & a technique I can actually do! Thank you!

Aww Greta that’s so kind and lovely of you, I am so glad it inspired you and cannot wait to see what you create x

I did it! So far I’ve only used a strip of my panel, so more to come. Here’s the link in case you want to check it out, Tracy https://ggnursecreations.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-rainbow-of-blooms.html
Have a great week!

Stampdoldandrepeat

What a fun and colorful technique! Have to try it out sometime. Thanks for the idea! -Jeanie

Thank you Jeanie, it really is so much fun x

Such a great technique Tracy. Stunning cards!
Laine
xx

Thanks so much Laine xxx

Gorgeous cards! Love the technique!

Thank you so much Tara xxx

Love your ink swiping cards, what a great idea.
luv
Debby

Thanks so much Debby ❤

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