Use them or lose them #13 project 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I’ve been using the Simply Sketched stamps and already know this is a keeper.  I did however want to try out a technique I’d never tried before.

I took kraft card blanks and stamped the image using white craft ink and let it dry.  I did this on the envelopes too.

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Once the pigment ink was dry I used my spectrum noir pencils to colour the images. 

As the images weren’t particularly big I felt the cards needed something else so grabbed some stencils, stencil brushes and light distress inks (wild honey and Pumice stone) so finish them off.

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This one is using the Clarity bubbles stencil and I tried to add more pumice stone on the bottom of the stencil to provide more depth.  I then added the sentiment last using the white craft ink.

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This one I kept to the circle shape but this time in addition to adding the Pumice stone down one side I also added the dot fade stencil too to provide a little texture.  This didn’t work as well as I had hoped but still provided some depth and interest.

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I kept the envelopes simple with just the colouring (these were taken before I added the stenciling.).

So most defintely a technique I liked and stamps to keep.  Win win!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One thought on “Use them or lose them #13 project 2

  1. Really beautiful Catherine I love the white on Kraft look and your whole colour scheme is just stunning. I’ve been trying in a small way to use up things I never use. I have a pile of printed digis never coloured and I’m working my way through them ( mainly because while moving into my new craft room I’ve lost a box of stamps – hope they turn up soon! Hugs Judith

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