Friday, August 26, 2011

How To: Make Your Own Ink Pad

Yesterday, I shared this card where I used an ink pad I made... using a baby wipe!  Here's how...

First, gather your supplies.  You'll need a craft mat (I use a silpat!), my stamp + paper, baby wipes and ink refills:

Next, take two baby wipes out:

Then fold in half, then half again... you want it to be squishy!

Next, randomly add ink drops in your first color, making sure to leave space for other colors:

In this instance, I wanted two shades of blue - Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I used the darker, Island Indigo, first, then came back and filled in with the lighter color, Pool Party:

Next, ink up your stamp and stamp your image:

If you look closely, you can see the slight variations between each version - I reinked in-between stamping:

Doesn't it look cool?!  I love this technique:

Of course, I had to finish it off by coloring in the continents green.  I wanted a subtle watercolor look, so I used my blender pen and Lucky Limeade ink pad to color the image.  It's easy, simply push the lid of your closed inkpad to the ink, then open, and take your blender pen to pick up some of the ink from the lid:

So easy!  Love it.  Next, I planned out my card by laying the clear stamps on my cardstock base:
And, of course, here's the finished card!

Now it's your turn!  Go grab some baby wipes and make your own ink pad... then link your projects back to here so I can see them!! :)

Supplies for this project:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Ink:  Crumb Cake Classic, Lucky Limeade Classic, Island Indigo Classic
Stamp Sets:   Paz y Amistad
Punches:  Scallop Edge, Full Heart
Accessories: Pool Party and Island Indigo Ink Refills, Blender Pen, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot machine, Stampin' Dimensionals
Other: Baby Wipes


  1. Super cool! I never would have guessed about the baby wipes.

  2. Great tutorial! I'm going to give this a try! Thanks for taking the time to share!

  3. Nice Tutorial. Australia doesn't get a look in on your stamp though :( Poor forgotten Australia :) Thanks though. I'll be doing this over thee weekend.


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