A while back I posted this entry about mosaic stamping. After I made that card I went in a little binge doing a bunch of cards with emboss reveal and the mosaic. I love the effect it gives you. This weekend, my dear cousin Amber came down and we had a little craft-o-rama on the afternoon. One of the techniques I showed her was how to make this mosaic stamp. It's a great way to use all that left over rubber. If you don't have one of these made already, I suggest you do so. You'll love it!
After a nice jog with a friend this morning followed by a few cups of coffee, I headed out to the room to see what I could come up with. There were bits of rubber all over the place, so I decided to make myself another mosaic stamp. Then of course I had to play with it, so here's what I did. I took my Old Olive, More Mustard, and Pool Party re-inkers and blotted them directly onto the rubber. Then I spritzed my stamp with some Stampin' Mist to make the colours run a bit and to get the ink to space out a bit. I stamped the ink off once on a window sheet so I could squish the stamp down to get the ink to fully cover all of the blocks. Then I misted it again and stamped it onto some Very Vanilla cardstock.
I then decided I wanted some texture, so I ran it through with the Chevron EF before matting. At first I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with it, but then I had a moment of inspiration and pulled out Daring Adventure. I love the effect it gives since the ink doesn't completely get into the depressed part of the paper. Finally topped it off with a sentiment and voila!