I have been working on some postcards for a class next week. There are four with different techniques for each. In the upper left corner is a fabric postcard with some stamping on muslin. This is stitched on a machine. In the upper right I used a Cuttlebug folder and inked one side of the folder before inserting the paper and running it through the CB machine. It was embossed and colored at the same time. The lower right postcard is a simple "scrapbook" type card with room for a small photo. The background is stamped. The last one on the lower left has a painted and stamped background. I used a white gel pen to outline some areas of the design to make it pop. The focal point is a tape transfer added to a torn piece of music paper.
Today I was at Walmart picking up a prescription and decided to check out the Martha Stewart products in the craft section. I didn't buy any of those, but I did purchase a stamp pad I had not seen before. It's called Stampology and is made by Autumn Leaves. It says that it is specially formulated for clear stamps. As soon as I got home, I tried it out on some brand new clear stamps that had not been inked before. The impressions are very nice - the ink didn't bead up like some other inks do and I did not have to condition the clear stamps either. I suspect this might have something to do with the fact that the inkpad is not really juicy. There were only black pads there today so I don't know if they come in other colors. The good thing is they were approximately $2.00! I have also had good luck with the Palette inks with clear stamps.
Today's mail brought my two new Donna Downey stamps from Art Declassified. I love these! They are approximately 3" x 3 1/2" and are mounted on EZ Mount. They were packaged very nicely in separate clear CD cases. I can't wait to play with these. If you haven't seen this stamp company before, check them out as they have really nice stamps and they ship quickly.