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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Good Monday morning. Hope your weekend was great. I can't say mine was but that is a long story and you don't want to hear it.

I'm here with a card for the CAS286 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is to use a stencil.  I used a burlap stencil but I want it to look like a brick wall behind my scene. I inked it in red and brown inks. Hmmmmmmmm....I guess the jury is out on whether it looks like a brick wall. :-)

My tree is really a branch from A Muse Artstamps. The pumpkins are a border punch but I cut the pumpkins out and made a couple of them smaller by cutting with my scissors.

I'm not really ready for summer to go away but kind of getting in the mood for making a few Fall season cards.

Stamps-A Muse Artstamps/branch, Inkadinkado/pumpkin patch mini
Paper-PTI white cardstock, green and orange scrap cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Ink/barn door
Accessories-Copics, brown and white gingham ribbon, Tim Holtz layering stencil/burlap, EK Tools large edger punch/pumpkin patch, Martha Stewart grass edge punch, handmade banner