A Tie-Dyed Thank You

Tie dyed thank you

I owe this card idea to fellow demonstrator Missy Shipman who had the idea of taking the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and doing some tie dying with it.  This is so fun and can be done in any colors you choose.  For my card, I picked Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry – all from the Brights Collection colors.

Start out by creating your own stamp pad.  I used an old-style stamp set case, but you can use anything that won’t soak through the bottom like a styrofoam meat tray or plate.  Lay a baby wipe on the bottom of the surface, then squeeze 5-6 drops of Ink Refills onto the baby wipe.  As you are adding colors, try to fill in so that there aren’t any white spots in between the ink refill dots.  It’ll look something like this:

make your own ink pad

Then just dip your stamp into the ink without moving it around.  Stamp down on the “ink pad” you’ve created, then stamp onto your cardstock.  Clean your stamp before placing it back into the “ink pad” or the colors will become muddy.

I added a thank you greeting from Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set and I’m done!  Easy but very fun and effective!

Tie dyed thank you closeup

My card is 4″x4″, so I used my Envelope Punch Board to create the perfect-sized envelope for my card.  I wanted to create a matching inner flap, so I used a long post-it note at the fold line to keep the stamping just on the flap.

Tie dyed envelope

This would be a great card to make duplicates of.  They go so quickly and are such a wow!

Don’t Forget!

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