It's hard to believe that over a week had gone by without any stamping! I think I have spring fever, although I'm not really much of an outdoors type of person. I really didn't feel like stamping. But I've gotten a bunch of new stamps and today I really needed to put some ink and paper together. All the stamps I used today are from Innovative Stamp Creations. They come as sheets of unmounted stamps. Since I really prefer my stamps on wood mounts, that meant I had to add mounting foam and wood blocks. I still have a few that are waiting for blocks from my brother-in-law. (Thanks, Bob.)
I created this card for the ways to use it challenge on splitcoast. For the main image panel, I started by wetting a piece of watercolor paper and then dragging ink refills across it and letting the color bleed. I love sunsets, so I used yellow, orange and red. After it was dry, I stamped my image twice in black stazon. Parts of the image didn't cover well on the texture of the watercolor paper, so I used a black Copic marker to fill in where needed. The sentiment was also stamped in black stazon. I mounted this on a layer of black and then, using a piece of plastic canvas for even spacing, I added a column of black brads.
The smaller panels on either side are orange, sponged with red ink, and layered on black. For the card base, I used summer sun and randomly stamped a butterfly all over in orange, which toned down the yellow a bit.
stamps: all stamps (Innovative Stamp Creations)
ink: real red, only orange, yoyo yellow, jet black stazon
paper: summer sun, only orange, basic black, watercolor
other: piercing tool, sponge, black brads, foam mounting tape
I'm so glad you stopped by.