Monochromatic – Bork video series, Day 2

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, video series, Australia

Welcome to Day 2 of this 7 part video series!  Yesterday I showed you shadow & highlight colouring for each of the 6 dogs in this ‘Bork’ stamp set.  If you missed that video, you can check it out HERE.

All week I will be featuring the adorable ‘Bork’ stamp set by Ink Road Stamps, showing different techniques and ideas to get the most from this flexible stamp set.

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, Australia Compliments Volume 2, Ink Road Stamps Australia

In today’s video I’m going to show you how I used different shades of purple ink pads to create a monochromatic all-over stamped background, highlighted with more purple cardstock and pattern paper.

LESSON 2 – By sticking with a monochromatic colour scheme, you can pull together a well coordinated card quickly.

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, video series, Australia

The first thing I did was dig into my card & paper scrap folder.  I use Cropper Hopper 12×12 folders, which I like because they have the capacity to expand, but mostly because there is a pocket up high on both sides to keep smaller pieces of card & paper from being trashed by the larger pieces.  I keep pattern paper on one side, and cardstock on the other. It’s the perfect system for me!

The second thing I did was to trim down the card & pattern paper pieces into strips, and angle the ends so that everything on the card was neat, but not all perfectly squared off.  Putting all of the pieces together … well … let’s call it a nest … kind of like how a mama bird gathers bits & bobs together into a nest … that’s what this felt like.

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, video series, Australia

MATERIALS
Ink Road Stamps – Bork + Compliments Volume 2
White cardstock – 1 x A5, 1 x A6, scrap
Purple cardstock & pattern paper scraps
Tonic Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad
Hero Arts Ink cube set – Floral Hues dye ink
Tonic Tim Holtz Guillotine
Foam tape 12mm
Double sided tape 3mm
Scissors
Ruler + mat + craft knife
Copic markers (see Day 1 blog post & video HERE)

I made a few of these cards while I was at it … the perfect way to build my card stash, using different sentiments on each card. Right now, though, let’s take a look at the video!

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