Here's a fun book mark I'm going to send to a friend I've been neglecting lately.
Perhaps you prefer it on a green backdrop.
Either way, you should know it took FOUR tries to get this very simple bookmark made. I struggled hugely with ink. The Hero Arts inks just wouldn't cooperate with the Papertrey stamps. Just. Would. Not.
The leaves looked blotchy and ugly. These are inks that I've used quite successfully with other Papertrey stamps, so it was particularly frustrating and annoying that they. would. not. work. with. Mighty. Oak.
Extra periods emphasize my pique. Because periods just aren't fun.
Speaking of which, have you heard the joke about periods being like Dementors? They suck the joy out of everything, and the cure is chocolate.
Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week.
Anyway, back to the inks. I really love the Hero Arts inks, but since they weren't playing nicely with this set, I pulled out my VersaColor, VersaMagic, and Memento Luxe inks. These are thick and creamy, and they've never failed me when it comes to stamping with clear stamps.
That's when I realized that I don't have the bright, happy greens that Hero Arts has in creamy, thick inks. The greens in my chalky, pigment inks are more olive-y. Which is fine, too.
But I love the bright, happy greens.
So the moral of this story is this: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF INK OR TOO MANY COLORS.
Go buy more ink. You'll thank me for it.
stamps: Papertrey Mighty Oak
ink: VersaColor, VersaMagic, Memento Luxe
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: ribbon, 1/8" circle punch, corner rounder