Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Never Inked Stamp

On a private facebook group, we had a challenge to use a stamp that had never seen ink before.  This stamp was sitting there along with my new pad of distress ink - the February color of the month.

The stamp set is from Hero Arts.  It has an outline stamp and then a stamp of the full image.  I first stamped the outline.  I colored the bloom with the distress ink.  I then inked up the full image of the bloom and stamped it over the top of the colored bloom.  This is how I got the depth of color.  I had first practiced on a piece of paper so kinda knew what I wanted to do.  I colored around the flower with a very light wash of a watercolor.

For the sentiment I inked up a piece of watercolor paper and let it dry.  I then stamped the sentiment.  The little dots are punched out of the remaining colored watercolor paper.  I put glossy accents on top and have my homemade enamel dots.

I colored the thread with distress ink also so it matches perfectly.

I am entering this in the monthly Our Daily Bread Designs challenge on Stars and Stamps - Operation Write Home's card blog.  The challenge is to have the focus on the sentiment.

I am also entering it in House of Cards monthly challenge to use enamel dots.  Well mine are fake enamel dots - hopefully that counts.

Enjoy your evening - I am cleaning - ugh.


TangledBlueRose said...

I love this color Barb! It is so pretty, so fun you finally inked such a gorgeous stamp!~kim

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful card, Barb. The color is stunning and I really like that you used your hand made dots. I've done that too when I wanted to match something exactly. All and all a wonderful card. Enjoy your day.

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the beautiful image and your coloring is amazing! Just fabulous! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Cynthia T said...

Beautiful stamp and awesome coloring!

Rocky said...

I too have some un-inked stamps, this is a lovely card using yours. Thank you for joining us at HOC.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous card - love the embossing and that beautiful flower!Thanks for playing with us at HOC this month!

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Barb, very classy!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards
Lorry :o) xx