Today's Ways to Use it challenge at SCS was to decorate a tin! This is a Making Memories tin I had lying around and I thought this set would be perfect!
I used Smooch ink in Silver Fox to ink up my stamps. I was over the moon excited when I heard Jeanette was stocking this in the store. I only have a few colors but will be getting more for sure! The ink is very wet and I did feel like my first panel smeared a bit so I stamped a second one and left it to dry while I got some other things accomplished this morning. The Smooch ink is very easy to use - it comes in a bottle much like a nail polish bottle. However, instead of a brush there is a (foam?) applicator that makes it very easy to apply the ink.
I did find that a light pressure was needed for stamping the stars and just a little bit more pressure was needed for the sentiment.
I cut some blocks of paper to put in the tin and stamped them with the large journaling block in the set. Since I had so many to stamp, I used a silver pigment ink for quick application. It may be hard to see in the photo but the Smooch silver ink is a little more vibrant and silver-y looking!
I think this would be a great gift to give to someone, highlighting some of their accomplishments on each star. Or write down your dreams/goals/accomplishments that you'd like to see happen. When you reach it, add the date. Either one is a perfect little walk down memory lane on a day when you might be feeling a little blue.
Be sure to stop by the rest of The Bananas to see their sneak peeks - you won't regret it!!! And the stamps will be released on May 18th. You'll find great paper and embellishments at the store too in addition to the stamps! You'll see some other great sets that they are using!!
I want to close with some special thank yous to all of you who have sent me cards this week! I have eagerly opened each one, ooh and aahed over it and am still smiling!! You are terrific to remember me! I hope to get some time this weekend to get them photographed so I can share your beautiful work with everyone else!
Have a beautiful day everyone!!