Scrapbook Sundays: Rainbow Ink

AR5A8771Hi friends! Happy Sunday. This week I'm focusing on colored inks. Ever since I got the ABM ink pad set in the mail a few weeks ago I can't stop playing with them. I am having the best time experimenting with different color combinations and, really, falling in love with stamping for the first time. (Like, really, really true love)

Previous to these inks I was an "all black" ink girl. So today I wanted to share with you a few of the fun ways I've been using the ink set to add color to my paper craft projects! 

AR5A8752Ok, so first up- a scrapbook page. I stamped the background of this 9×12 photo using this Aha Arts stamp. I used mineral, mint, peaches, peas and cement ink colors to create a fun, colorful background. 

AR5A8740You can see here how I got the stamping really close to our bodies without overlapping. Just create a little mask with scrap paper and you're good! 

AR5A8744And here is my completed page. Full page photos are my favorite. I'll use this one next to a page with lots of smaller photos from that autumn party! 

AR5A8756Next up, a simple greeting card! I used almost every color in our ink collection to create a repeating pattern with one of the Emoji stamps. I love how all the colors mix together to create a busy pattern and using one stamp keeps it clean and simple. 

AR5A8759Here's a detail photo of the stitching. I used my sewing machine to stitch some words onto the card with neon pink thread. 

AR5A8763And last, but not least, I used this holiday stamp set (designed by my pal, Cathy Z for Studio Calico) to make a few 3×3 cards for my upcoming holiday scrapbook pages. Truth be told, I bought the stamp set just for those adorable trees, but I love a whole bunch of them. The merry & bright stamp makes an awesome text pattern, right? 

K- that's all I have for this week. Tonight I'm having wine night with my little brother and we're making decorations for Penelope Bloom's 5th birthday party this week- mermaid theme!!!!

Love you guys, Elsie 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with Imogen from The Folk Collection

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