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Clean & Simple…with Smeared Ink?!?!

There’s something you probably don’t think about when you think of Smeared Ink stamps. Clean and simple. It’s certainly not something I usually think of! But I figured that some folks may be intimidated by the “typical” (I use that term very loosely!) Smeared Ink style. So, I wanted to show you that everyone can use these rad stamps, even if you like the Clean and the Simple!



I started off by coloring Glam Vamp Anya with my watercolor markers. I cut her out, but I could have just stamped her directly on the card too.



Then, I used 5 of the awesome sentiments from the Lil Grumpies set, stamped directly on the card. I purposely stamped them askew. I punched out a Drippy Goo Martha Stewart border and stuck it to the top. Two red Dew Drops to represent bite marks and a thin marker-made black border around the whole card and voila! Easy, clean and simple!


I hope that I have shown you how to use these images in a different way. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Micki said…
OMG, I have to say I LOVE IT! So love that sentiment and love how you colored her with that hot red dress. Something about white space always stands out to me, so this card just sprang off the page when it pulled up. LOVE it!
Carol said…
Love the siplicity of this card! TFS
~Lady B~ said…
Gorgeousness, my dark sistah!
DonnaMundinger said…
Just saw this on Smudgy Antics! FAb job with the CAS! Great color scheme too. it really POPS! xxD
Laura said…
gorgeous card x
cleans, simple and sensational.
Cheryl Valadez said…
Hi Alison! I love this clean and "simple" design! After reading those comments next to the image, however, I am thinking maybe it's not so simple after all...LOL! I'm thinking more like deep, dark, and complex. This girl needs a therapist...LOL! Fabulous!!!
Haseeb said…
i like your card it is gorgeous is that your scag at the side of article ? nice!

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