Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stamp Etching-Fall Sunflower


I'm back today with a card using a new technique, for me, at least. The technique is stamp etching and can be found here on Splitcoaststampers. The idea is to use a fine tip marker to make lines within the image (petals here) with a flicking motion so that they are finer at the end than the beginning. Then, you can use your marker for heavier shading if you like.  I tried to accomplish those things. This technique gives a lot of depth to the card.

See the stamp before I used the technique:
It is a beautiful stamp either way...but really different. It is really easy and fun. I'm quite sure I'll do this again.

My image is from Inspired by Stamping/French Country. I colored the image with Copics and used a black sharpie for the technique.

Copics-YR12, 18, 24--Y28--YG0000, YG03, YG61

I'm entering my card into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest here.
Also, Addicted to Stamps is having challenge #109 CAS so I'll enter there.

39 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous sunflower :)

Marianne said...

Amazing what just some simple lines can do. Love how your sunflower turned out, Brenda.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful sunflower card.
Gr Elly

Charlene said...

So stunning and perfect!!

Donna Ellis said...

Look at YOU! Not only is the image beautiful, but I love what you did with the SCS technique! WOW! Beautiful colors and I especially like the fallen petal. Benzi, you have really done a beautiful card. (I also like the etching in the leaves). I would not be able to keep the lines straight, so did not even attempt to do it, but what a wonderful technique! and it really changed your image - looks so detailed now, doesn't it? hugs, de

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card - I checked out the video and one day I will try that technique. You did a awesome job thanks for sharing!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow beautiful card Benzi, I love that sunflower!!
Kevin xx

jimlynn said...

Those little lines added so much to that stamp! Beautiful job and a beautiful card.
Lynn

Bonnie said...

Wow! I need to go back and five this technique another look! This is BEAUTIFUL!

Mynn xx said...

This is TOTALLY amazing! LOVE the gorgeous coloring and those lines really do make this image POP!!! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Cathy said...

Awesome all the way around! I love the single petal too! Gorgeous Benzi!

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing card and will check out the tut on this...xxx
The Journey is the Start

MiamiKel said...

What a fantastic technique, one you have mastered quite well! This is over the top beautiful and serene and just gives such a happy vibe! Blessing! ♥

Carol L said...

That's a fabulous technique, and I just saw it today on SCS! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love that the flower takes the entire spotlight! Beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool! I am going to have to go watch the tutorial on this! Love, love, love that image and your flower is so bright and cheerful. Super technique - TFS. Hugz!

Basslady said...

I love sunflowers!

Your card with this outstanding colouring is so magnificent, dear benzi!

Hugs and kisses from germany, Silvi xoxo

Hussena said...

This definitely deserves a big "Wow" !! I was just checking out this technique yesterday and you have done wonders with it ..Totally love your card :)

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning application of the etching technique. Love the beautiful colouring of the flower.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Vicki Dutcher said...

STUNNING! You did excellent with this technique - really adds a huge punch to the flower!

Linda said...

Your flower is so beautifully colored. Lovely technique.

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Benzi! Stunning. So glad you showed the original stamp, too. Love the one tiny sunflower petal and the dimension you achieved. Excellent work with that technique.

crafty-stamper said...

great CAS card love the sunflower image but the technique certainly gives it more depth and detail a brilliant result and love the fallen petal
carol x

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Oh my this is absolutely stunning! It took my breath away! Thank you for creating such a gorgeous card! Hugs, Joanna

Diane said...

Beautiful sunflower card and stunning coloring.

Hugs Diane

Deepti said...

Gorgeous flower and beautifully colored :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM !

lisa808 said...

Wow! You really brought this image to life! Your card is gorgeous and the falling petal is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing with us at IBS!

Sue said...

Gorgeous sunflower, beautifully coloured and totally lovely. Thank you for joining us at ATSM and we hope to see you again soon.

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous sunflower Benzi. Such a fun technique and it worked beautifully with this image. Loll xx

cm said...

You've worked magic with this technique; your sunflower is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
~c

Dortesjs said...

faboules love this, gorgeous colouring of this sunflower.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooheee your sunflower colouring is so pretty! Love the falling petal too :)

Becky said...

wow, this is gorgeous! Gorgeous coloring and love how you have the fallen petal.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Brenda, what a difference this technique makes and you demonstrated it beautifully. This card has to bee a winner.! Sorry last weekend wasn't so good and I hope this one is better.
Hugs
Carol x

Maria said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! Just love the sunflower and how you colored it! Great detail with petal to the side! This is definitely one of my favs...well done!!!

MaryH said...

Love this beautiful image, and you've done it beautifully too! TFS that link, and as soon as I get caught up, I'll be sure to check it out. You did a super swell job with the technique, as the sunflower looks so realistic. I like that little petal that has fallen aside. TFS & Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty! You are so good at doing these different techniques...really liked Lydia's video...another thing to put on my wish list to do! Thanks for sharing.

Irish Cherokee said...

I have long been a fan of sun flowers and daises. This is just gorgeous. The technique you describe is one I use all of the time. It is very versatile when used with markers. The detail you can create is amazing sometimes. - Jim

Joann Burton said...

Brenda, please forgive me for being so late in commenting. I've been a little under the weather. Your card is just beautiful. Sunflowers are my favorite. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! Personally, I prefer your way. :) It has so much more charm with all those little lines drawn in. I'm going to have to try that sometime; I have that stamp too!