Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CTMH Technique Blog Hop: Back to the Basics

This month's technique blog hop is to get back to the basics.  You are going to see so many variations on this theme, and you might learn a new technique or two along the way! (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Melissa's blog.  From here, you'll visit Miss Carrie's Creations next.)
My first "back to basics" is that I used the Hawthorn collection with a sketch from the (retired) Magic How-To Guide
 I used the October stamp of the month, Autumn Air, to accent my layout.
My next "back to basics" is rainbow inking, or inking up my stamps in more than one color before stamping.  NOTE: Always ink up with your lightest and then move to your darker colors.  For "Fall" I inked up the top half with Paprika and the bottom half with Sangria.  The small leaf was inked with Sage and I then rolled an edge in Paprika.
You can really see this stamping technique on the large sentiment square.  After lining up the two stamps onto my block, I inked up the top portion with Saffron and then the middle portion with Paprika, finishing with Sangria on the bottom.  (With a large image like this one, you might want to "huff," or blow some warm breath, onto your inked image to make sure all the ink is wet before stamping.)

Thank you for visiting!  Please leave a comment before you hop on over to Miss Carrie's blog to continue the Back to the Basics blog hop.


  1. Great layout! I love the multi colored stamps with the leaves and the saying!

  2. I like how your title looks with the layers of ink. Thank you for joining the Technique Blog Hop this month. I can’t wait to see what you create next month. ☕💙 MissC

  3. Yay!! I love the different colors we can use on our stamps! Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout! :)

  4. Perfect technique to fall stamps/colors!!

  5. I love this technique and the multi-colors on this stamp. It's perfect for your layout!

  6. The ombré technique looks so great on the summer/autumn title!


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