Saturday, March 30, 2013


Hi friends.  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Today I spent way too much time (overthinking) making a card for the inspiration challenge and the technique lovers challenge on SCS, but I'm finally finished.  For my inspiration, I used this gorgeous sealing wax stamp, which I think is probably ivory, but I can't read Chinese! 

I decided to use sepia technique, which is super simple.  I used ivory card stock and vintage photo distress ink for all the layers.  I stamped a PSX delphiniums stamp on a mini baroque die cut (Tim Holtz/Sizzix), and then used my water brush to spread the ink.  I also pulled some ink from the ink pad with the brush to make some areas darker. 

I used two background stamps, dotted diamonds (Rubbernecker) and pretty pattern paper (Cornish Heritage Farms).  Two other dies were used as well - baroque (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) and lacy ovals (Spellbinders). 

All of the layers were sponged with vintage photo and the edged darkened even more using a sponge dauber.  The front layer is raised on dimensional foam tape. 

I'm really happy with how this turned out.  Of course, I'd love to have that sealing wax stamp, too. 

Thanks for stopping by.


KC Inspired said...

Love this sepia effect! Really cool.

Starla said...

I have tried to mimic a sepia tone before, but couldn't get it to look right! I didn't think about using a water brush to spread the color. I will have to give this technique another try!! Your sample turned out LOVELY!!

Dawn Barrett said...

You have really knocked this one out of the park the monochromatic...over all the texture!