Welcome to another NC Demos Blog Hop!  I am going to show you something I have named the ‘Raised Ink’ Technique, and it is soooo cool!

The first project I am showing today is one that was also a project at our recent January Quarterly Meeting of our NC Demos FB Group.  My team of TaDa! Stampers and I were the hostesses for this quarterly, and with such a talented bunch of stampers here in NC, it is always a bit of a challenge to WOW these folks… yep, they have seen it all!

So when I saw something NEW done by the Shelli and Sara at the OnStage Live in Brisbane, Australia this past November, I just knew this was to be at least ONE of the QM projects!  They were using the fine-tip glue with a few drops of reinker in it to color in the ‘monster’ on one of our fun new stamp sets, Yummy in my Tummy!

Now this kinda blew my mind.  The good part of our now retired Crystal Effects, with faster drying and the coloring control of the fine tip.

My ONE reservation was that I might want to actually use it as glue again.

And I would want it to dry clear in that case, so I started playing around to see if the only way to use it to ‘color’ with was by adding reinker.

NOPE!  It is cool on it’s own without color added, too!

This technique works on the Framelit shape, or the stamped image.  As a matter of fact, it ‘raises’ the ink a bit and makes the early espresso ink really look like hot fudge!

I warned the meeting attendees not to lick their cards, but it looks just that fudgy!  Amazing!

Here is another card I made for some swaps earlier in January.

Once I started, it was really hard to stop.

So I was playing with the other colors of ink to see if they did as well as the Early Espresso did.

Talk about yummy!  I love this technique!

So what about on a popcicle for another color?

This COOL looking popcycle was Emerald Envy Marker on a Crumb Cake cardstock cut out thinlit popcycle.

The lines made by the marker made this look even more ‘icy’ and cool.


And what kid (or adult for that matter) wouldn’t love a card whose whole purpose was to comment on their coolness?

I know I would like it!  😉

Here is yet another swap card I made with this and a super close-up.

Can you  see the thickness the glue adds?

It behaves really well, too.  These runs were on the stamp, no ‘extra’ ones since the glue is nice and thick!

Since this is close but NOT the same thing they did on stage in Brisbane, that adding the fine-tip glue over the ink of a stamped image and ‘raising’ it up was something that came out of my playing while working on swaps…I am going to say that I MADE THIS TECHNIQUE UP!

Yes, I said it, and the other TaDas and the other stampers at our Quarterly meeting had never seen this either, so I am taking full credit for this bad boy!

Feel free to pin these images and tell your friends to try my ‘Raised Ink’ Technique done with our Stampin’ Up! Fine-Tip Glue!!

I can’t get enough, and hey, no calories!

Now on to the next player this month, the talented JoAnne Hewins!

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Here is the whole list if you get lost –

Tamra Davis –   You are here!

Jo Anne Hewins

Michelle Irinyl

Tracie Evans Langley 

Sharon Maranich 

Laurie Meier