Hey everyone! Monday Inspiration time over at the CI blog....

Once again, I thought I would share here too... this technique works well with ink as well as CI paint, so I feel it is totally worth sharing with all of you who may not be familiar with this technique

That said, this is actually really cool with the Creative Inspiration paint... I wasn't sure it would work with the paint, but I think it has a better effect than with ink...

So, ready to start? Let's go!

This technique is often known as second generation stamping... for those who don't know what I'm talking about, here is the basics...

first, ink your stamp, and stamp as normal. This is your FIRST generation stamp.

If you stamp again without reinking, you get a lighter image... this is your SECOND generation stamp.

Ok... Now let's take that and give it a new shimmer!

Step 1: make a CI stamp pad with your choice of CI paint. (you can find a step by step tutorial on this step here) I am using Aqua Marine here.

Step 2: give your paint pad a spritz or two of water. Because of how quickly this paint dries, a little extra water helps to extend the paint to the second generation.

Step 3: ink up your stamp with paint.

Step 4: stamp your first generation image. If you don't want this on your project, you can use a scrap paper. (if you want, you can keep this for another project...)

Step 5: stamp your second generation.

(wow.. I think this is one of my simplest tutorials to date!)

Ok, here is what your first generation will look like. Full of color, full of shimmer.

Here is what your second generation will look like. Hint of color, still FULL of shimmer. Pretty cool, huh!

Here is a card I made to showcase this technique. (however, I thought I would get double milage with this one and make it fit into a challenge over at Olive Juice Studio.
Paper: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, white card
Stamps: Hero Arts "Antique Engravings", "Speckled Ornaments"
Creative Inspirations Paint: Garnet
Cricut: Accents Essentials
Other: ribbon, rhinestones

I used the second generation of the swirl, and the first generation with the butterfly. I love how they are the same color, but there is so much more dimension by using different intensities.

As for the challenge requirements...
1. must include at least one stamped image. *check*
2. must include at least 1 cricut cut *check... the patterned paper with window*
3. must include fiber *check*
4. must include at least one piece of bling *check... rhinestones AND shimmer paint*
5. must include at least one piece of patterned paper *check*


Have a fabulous day!


That is pretty cool! Awesome idea Kassi!