Monday, December 16, 2013

Smeared Ink Design Team Call

Yes, you read the title right.....Smeared Ink is having a Design Team Call!!!

Smeared Ink Stamps Design Team Call

Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Do you LOVE working with different and unusual mediums in your stamped artwork?  Smeared Ink is looking for design team members for our Smeared Ink Design Team! 

Smeared Ink is a rubber stamp company that features edgy, unique, wild, sometimes dark, and fun art stamps and digis. We are looking for team members who are not afraid to think outside of the box and express themselves in interesting ways through their projects, who enjoy using many different techniques and materials, who aren't afraid to try new things, and who have the capability of interacting in our online Smeared and Smudged forum.

We pride ourselves on being one of the first alternative/gothic stamp Design Teams, and we are looking for team members who want to push their artistic limits. No prior DT experience is necessary to apply, only a creative mind and a willingness to try your best.

Here's What You Need To Know

Requirements for Smeared Ink Design Team Members:

*You must have an active blog related to rubber stamping/paper arts or mixed media arts where you can talk about and post your DT projects.

*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Forum on Ning.

*You must be able to actively participate on the forum.This includes commenting on a minimum of 5 member photos per week, and actively participating in The Vent group (discussion group) on the Smeared and Smudged forum. A minimum requirement is two posts per week.

* You must be able to meet team deadlines.

*DT members are required to produce a minimum of 1 project per week that features Smeared Ink stamps exclusively. This project must be posted to your blog and the S&S forum. 

* You must promote the Smeared and Smudged Forum/ Smeared Ink Stamps through your blog by adding your  Design Team Badge, and whenever you see an opportunity.

*You must actively participate in our Smeared Ink Design Team discussion group.

*Prior Experience not required.

*International Applicants welcome.

Benefits of Smeared Ink Design Team:

* Your projects will be showcased on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, Smeared and Smudged Facebook Page, and Smeared Ink Facebook Page, as well as our Smeared Ink Pinterest page.

*Your blog will be linked in all Smeared Ink DT badges and in all above-mentioned feature links.

*You will receive free access to all of our Smeared Ink digital stamps and a 50% discount on Smeared Ink rubber stamps.

*You will receive exclusive DT Member discounts on non-stamp products, including Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz, Ranger, and any others that we choose to offer.

* You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.

*You get to share your ideas and mentor other stampers in their artistic journey.

* You get to sport a really cool Smeared Ink Design Team badge on your blog.

To apply, please follow these steps:

Email the following information to with the subject line: Smeared Ink Design Team Call

Blog URL (home page):
Attach the Following to your email:
Pictures of three card, scrapbook page, or other paper art  -AND-  one altered item that best represent your style of stamping. These projects must use rubber or digital stamps somewhere on the project. (No all digital projects, please)

Please answer the following questions in your email:
What do you think you can bring to the Smeared Ink Design Team? We want to know what makes you tick!

If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

What is your favorite mixed media technique or supply and why?

What is your favorite non-stamp product or tool to use in your art and why?

Do you feel you can meet all the requirements listed above, including the deadline requirements?

Please list past and present Design Team experience. (Experience not necessary to apply)

Deadline for Submissions is Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Winners will be contacted by Friday, January 3, 2014 and announced by Monday January 6, 2014
DT term will run for 6 months starting January, 2014

For questions please contact us at
Good Luck!

Terra & Tori
owners, Smeared and Smudged Forum/Smeared Ink Stamps

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