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Old 01-20-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question Do you ink the edges of your cards?

I've seen several designers that ink the edges of thier cardstock.
Do you? If so, what is the easiest way to do it?
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I do, almost always actually, even if it is tone-on-tone. I think my fave way is to use a sponge tip, although if I'm in a hurry, I usually just put the ink pad right to the card. HTH!
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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I use the sponge daubers from stampin up. They work great.

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I do quite often... sometimes it just brings the card together. I just run the edges and corners over the ink pad. Never daub.
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I would say about 50% of the time I do...90% of that I just ru the edge of the CS on the ink pad.
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I ink up the edges quite often ... usually just "finishes up" a card for me ... I dab my sponge into the ink and then rub it across the edges ...
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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I use the makeup sponges - the little triangle ones - in a pinch I will use the ink pad itself but I like the sponge better because it kind of molds itself around the edge.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:17 PM   #8
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On some layers I do like to ink the edges, but use a sponge that I have rubbed over an ink pad... I love the Stampin' UP! sponges and cut them into four pieces.

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Old 01-20-2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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Ahh yes. I have to ink my edges, as mentioned I use the ink pad and run the cs along it. Or use a make up sponge. In fact, I may have to start a support group called Inkers Anonymous...my name is cardmaker and I am an inker...

better than being a st-inker I suppose!
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depends on my mood... sometimes I do it sometimes I don't.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #11
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I only make a few cards or scrapbook pages without inking the edges. The easiest way I've found to do this is with the cat's eye fluid chalk inks. They run smoothly over the edges and the colors are beautiful. Using a regular ink pad, like SU!, results in the ink pad getting frayed over time.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:30 PM   #12
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Most of the time. I use the round sponges cut in quarters. I ink just the ronded part of the sponge.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:30 PM   #13
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i love the look of it!

i do it a lot. some times it is planned and some times it is to cover an oops!

if i smudge, smear or drop the stamp or pad or some thing like that is when i do it to cover an oops!
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One of the things I read in someone's gallery (Sure wish I had noted who, so I could thank her!) is to always, somehow, Define The Edges of the layers. This can be with inking, tearing, decorative scissors, embossing, etc. This little tidbit has helped me a lot with having finished-looking cards.
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I do sometimes, if the mood strikes me. The fastest way for me is to take a crumpled paper towel, dab it on the ink pad, and rub it on the edges. I put the piece I'm edging on a scrap and have most of the paper towel actually going over the scrap so that just a hint of color goes onto the card piece. Then if I want more I can rub harder or go further onto the piece, like if I want more color in the corners.
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I've found that I prefer to use my SU spots to ink the edges. I have better control than with the big pad.
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I do it frequently especially with lighter papers or when I don't want to add another layer, but it needs a separation. I usually use an inkpad or a marker if I want A lot of control. I used a black marker in this card I uploaded today to define each layer.

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Sponging the edges is one of the first thing I taught new stampers as a demo and tearing, of course. I personally don't do it that much anymore. I guess it takes too much time getting the sponge out and using it! lol. I'll have to remember to do it more.
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I do quite often i like the look... I just take the pad right to my paper and go for it!
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I do if I need that extra little "something" to finish the card. Usually I run the CS along my ink pad.
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I use the Colorbok stylus tool and tips. You can get round or oval. They also have a moldable tip too. I also use the $1 makeup sponges too.
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I've use round sponges, square sponges, sponge daubers, cotton balls, cotton swabs, woven ink pads, spongy ink pads, sea sponges, and anything else that'll hold ink!
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I use a spone that I bought at my LSS and I usually just ink the edges of the mat in the middle with the color that matches the outermost mat.
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Sometimes I do, but not very often anymore. I guess I'm in a different phase in my stamping. When I do, I use a sponge to apply the ink.
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Sometimes I do....But I use cosmetic Sponges and cut them into 2 pieces, This way I have more sponges and each spong has a certain color on it.


And sometime I use the ink pad itself to ink the edges.
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Somethimes, I use the distress ink pad to do it.
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I use the makeup sponges - the little triangle ones - in a pinch I will use the ink pad itself but I like the sponge better because it kind of molds itself around the edge.
I do the same. I put each sponge into a mini ziplock bag and, using a Sharpie, I write the colour of ink used for that sponge on the bag. I don't have a sponge for absolutely every colour; eg., I use the same sponge for mellow moss, old olive, always artichoke. I keep all the mini bags in one large ziplock bag so I can see which one I need at a glance.

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At last year's StampScrap convention I bought a little box that holds maybe 36 daubers. I use the SU daubers and label each one with the SU color when I use it the first time. It stays right on my stamping table and is so handy.

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I like just gliding the edge over ink pads that are the soft foam style like Colorbox.

Haven't seen anyone mention using a Krylon pen with a ruler for a gilt edge - almost looks like a faux layer, and gold at that. If you tape pennies to the ruler so it sticks up, you can avoid that ink drizzle thing from accumulated ink on the ruler...


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I have been inking a lot lately. I usually use my Distress inks, or else the ink I am using to stamp. And I use the pad directly on the paper.
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I generally use the ink pad on the cardstock. I actually bought the stampin' spots just for inking! I got to a lot of crops and can take my spots rather than all of my full-sized ink pads with me. I love them!
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I like just gliding the edge over ink pads that are the soft foam style like Colorbox.

Haven't seen anyone mention using a Krylon pen with a ruler for a gilt edge - almost looks like a faux layer, and gold at that. If you tape pennies to the ruler so it sticks up, you can avoid that ink drizzle thing from accumulated ink on the ruler...


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Thanks for the tip re: the taped pennies. I'll need to try that!

If I was a clean look I'll glide my paper across my ink pad- if I want a more vintage feel I'll use a sponge. (round SU! cut in quarters)
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i love the look of inking my edges!
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I ink my edges with stampin' spots (SU! or VersaColor). IMO, the more wrecked the pad gets, the better it works!
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I've used my one Krylon pen, the gold one, so much that it has a 'v' in the center of the nib! I just hold up the cardstock, and run the nib right on the edge, and it gives me about a 1/16" edge on the front of the cardstock and covers the edge at the same time. I've used it with a ruler, too--but I'll have to remember the pennies tip!

I haven't sponged the edges much--seems like I can't get it to look right to my eye. I probably need more practice!
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I love to ink my edges and I use the cat's eye chalk pads. Love them.
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