Thursday, August 13, 2015

Our Day Trip to Vermont and Ghost Stamping with New Umbrella Craft Inks

Happy Thursday!! This week has gone by fast!! We have been out and about almost all week doing something. Monday we went to the Ben and Jerry's Factory in Waterbury, Vermont. They were making "Cherry Garcia" that day.

It was kind of hokey but neat at the same time. Plus, part of the tour is a free scoop of ice cream!! Charlotte and her cousin made tie dyed shirts too.

Charlotte with one of her cousins. I had to make her pose!! Then all three posed for me!!

We were not allowed to take photos inside the factory part. I don't think the employees wanted to be in shots of tourists. I know I would not want to be in someones photo that I did not know! Char had fun tie-dying, though. It was cheaper then buying a ready made shirt!!

Her cousin, Sydney made one too!! I am glad they both wore aprons because this could have been a potential mess. Charlotte is not known for being "neat!"

Okay, now for my card. I was able to play with some new inks that has in stock. They are made by Umbrella Crafts. Below are the inks that I used to create the card. (Adding the green was an afterthought.)

Today I am showing you a "ghost" stamping card that I created. I used Umbrella Crafts white dye ink to do the "ghost" part of the stamping. In the past I used pigment ink so I was not sure how a white dye ink would work. In fact, it worked fine!!

First, I stamped a bunch of flowers in white dye ink on Kraft card stock with My Favorite Things "Build-able Blooms" stamp set.

When I first stamped it, the ink was a bit light but as the time went by, it darkened up. I really liked it because I did not have to heat set it. I could have put my finger across it and it would not smudge!!

I then stamped over the white with the orange ink, making sure the flower was off set a little so that the white would show up. I love this effect!!

I then added other flowers. One I used the white as the color and then stamped inside with others. After I looked at this panel, I  knew it needed something so I added some green leaves.

This is the card I wound up creating with that stamped panel. I die cut the kraft into a square and added scalloped green border and some green twine. I then used foam adhesive to mount this to an orange A2 top folding card that I scored every half inch.

I added the flower that I had stamped on white card stock and then die cut with the matching die. I then die cut a green leaf, mounted it on the kraft and then used foam adhesive to mount the flower over it.

My last two steps were to stamp the sentiment and add a little Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella in the middle of the white flower.

I really like these Umbrella Inks. They stamp really crisply. I LOVE the white especially. I have not tried it on darker paper but will be doing this in the future.

I am really busy this weekend so I will be offline. Have a great weekend!!

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Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for sharing your fun adventure and photos, Nora! And thanks for the details on how you made your pretty card! You have definitely sold me on those inks!! Hugs, Darnell

Marika said...

I absolutely love the colours you used on the panel. Stunning!! AND, I DO make mistakes, all the time but that is the best way to learn - at least for me. And if in the video it feels that I don't really think what I'm doing - it is jus an illusion. I have speed up the colouring part 250% so in real life I colour slower than a snail moves. Just take a brush, a marker or a pen and just have fun. The main reason why I colour in layers is that I really don't know where to put the shadows before I see them, that's why I start with light and if I like it I add more colour and depth. I'm a bit intimidated with copics because with them I can't really do it that way, so if you see my copic work, it is probably not the first one that I coloured. :) You're work is always very neat, really love to visit your blog, Nora!

Inkyfingers said...

That orange is such a warm, sunny colour and is a perfect background for those pretty flowers Nora. That shadow stamping technique is so effective and I must give it a try soon.
I'm so glad to see you have been out and about with the family and your trip to the Ben and Jerry place looked like great fun.
Have a great weekend.
Carol x

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Sounds like a fun day! I love tie-dying shirts, but can be a bit messy! :) I love your card! Thanks for showing your process. I love that part! It's so much fun to see how others make their cards. I also love the subtle line embossed on your card. Adding something like that is always an extra "omph" to the card. Love it! Have a great weekend!

Kim Heggins said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time...would love to see the tie dye shirts if you have a photo. And your card is just wonderful. What a fun design and I love those sweet flowers, too darn cute.

Taunya Butler said...

Nora, this ghost stamping technique looks so cool and it is one I might have to try very soon!! One if the reasons I love coming to your blog is because I get new ideas and inspiration!! This card is super lovely and just WOWED me with the special details that you added - super awesome and u am so glad that you enjoyed your factory tour! Thinking of you and wishing you the very best life has to offer!!

Karen D. said...

super cute card...

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love that technique with the white pigment/dye ink! We went to the factory a couple years ago, it was so fun!