Kaisercraft Inking tutorial with Fran Tynan

February 8, 2010

Kaisercraft have released 12 new mini pigment ink pads in a range of colours…..

Check out the full range here. At only AU$1.99 they’re a great buy!!

Today we’re sharing a little inking project with Fran!

*Using die-cuts and die-cut sheets as stencils and masks*

Cards by Fran Tynan: Dear Santa papers,Ink – Lipstick (IP714) & Brown (IP702), Stamps – Loire Valley, Dear Santa, Pack Your Bags & Rewind.

Here’s how Fran created her gorgeous cards:

“I actually saw this technique on a Heidi Swapp tutorial, but I thought Kaisercraft fans would also appreciate this great technique!”

I’ve used the Kaisercraft die-cuts and die-cut sheets as the positive and negative (or “mask” and “stencil”).

Step 1:

Using the actual die-cut I placed it over the patterned paper and stamped a bunch of images over it so they overlap the edges. (I’ve used “Brown” IP702)

Step 2:

Then take the die-cut ‘sheet’ and using the same shape, place it over the space you’ve made and ink in it lightly, using a blending tool. I’ve used “Lipstick” (IP714). Place a butterfly mask in the circle and ink over it again to make it a bit darker around the mask.

Step 3:

To take this technique one step further, while you still have your butterfly mask over the area – stamp a script image (or similar) over the top lightly to add a bit more detail to the inked area.

To celebrate the release of our 12 new mini ink pads we’re going to give away a full set to one lucky blog reader!

Just comment on this post with your favourite Kaisercraft ink pad colour and how you would use it (in 25 words or less) to go in the chance to win a set.

Competition closes 9 February 2010, 10am (ADST).

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  • Reply Amanda Watkins February 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I’m going to say forest because it will challenge me to try something different – maybe on an “outdoorsy” layout. I use pink, blue, brown, black, red all the time so something different is in order!

  • Reply Sarah (byclops) February 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I love the look of the sepia – I love to distress the edges and ink and it looks like a perfect colour for that.

  • Reply Danielle Sheehan February 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Jeez! That’s a freakin’ awesome tutorial!
    I love getting my hands inky so definately giving this a go.
    I love the brown and I’m going to use this technique to make some wicked journalling spots,
    thanks again

  • Reply Becci February 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Sepia! I am about to start decoprating my own new scrap room and love the vintage look!

  • Reply fong33 February 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I really like the antique blue! I would love to try the technique that Fran showed us. IT has given me some great ideas!

  • Reply BethM February 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Actually, I love them all, but to pick one, I’d have to have Hot Pink! I’m starting to visualize it more in my projects & I don’t have it!

  • Reply Margaret February 9, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Love the sandstone colour, it can be using for layering onto different colours

  • Reply Kathy Aho February 9, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Definitely would love a sepia. I am into that color family lately. It must be all the genealogy I am working on! :) And it’s not a color that is very common to find so thanks for making it!

  • Reply Melinda Wilson February 9, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I love using different colors of beige and brown so my favorite is Sepia!

  • Reply Pam February 9, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Great tutorial Fran!!

  • Reply Melanie M February 9, 2010 at 4:05 am

    For most commonly used I would have to say Brown…But as all things Aqua-Turquoise are my signature colour I gotta love the jade! Thanks for the comp!

  • Reply Wanda Contreras February 9, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Hi! Love the sepia but all the colors are amazing!!! Thank you for the opportunity. Oh, I forgot, I ‘ll use it to scrap my Paris pictures!!!
    Best regards,
    Wanda C.

  • Reply Emily W February 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

    My favorite color is lilac, I’d use it with a blending tool, too! Love that it works well with it!

  • Reply Laurie February 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

    My favorite is the brown because I want to use it with my Duchess stamps!

  • Reply Helén February 9, 2010 at 9:06 am

    What a great tutorial, thanks!

  • Reply Lisa February 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I would use the ink to try this technique out as I think its a brilliant idea, as for colour well it has to be purple :)

  • Reply Linda Shewchuk February 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    just one… ack, so many beautiful colors – Hot pink!!

  • Reply Virginia Cuda February 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Red is the only colour I really need as I have so many other kaiser inks already. I would love to use the red ink with my Loire Valley stamps to make lovely cards for my hubby and family

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  • Reply Kerri February 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Hot pink would be my favorite colour of Kaisercraft ink, but I would use them all.

  • Reply Gwen February 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Love the Hot Pink! I’m such a girly scrapper so it’d be on almost every page in some form or another!! thanks Fran what a great tutorial :)

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