Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yay! I stamped today!

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.


sarita said...

this is a gorgeous card - love the "sunset"!! very nice.

sarita in apple valley ca
birthmothers never forget

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow this is so pretty!!! Did you see ISC is having a tag challenge and a winner will be chosen for a free stamp sheet?? Go check their blog! The deadline is Sunday!

PS I just got this set....and it is LOVELY!

Starla said...

This is just STUNNING Melody!! I love your sunset!