Digital stamps, Handcarved, Spectrum Noir Aquatints, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #10 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’s stamp is Handcarved and I used it with Brushos and inks to created a pretty and multicoloured background on Sunday.   Today I decided to use some inky backgrounds up and created this card using the stamp in black with a digital image as the focal point.


I am pretty sure that the background was made with spectrum noir aquatints but it could have been Dylusions? ?? Who knows!  There is a bit of pattern through a stencil but it is not very good.  So instead I added the handcarved in black ink.  This made the background far more graphic and funky.  The Tiddly Inks houses I had printed out a long time ago and so they were to hand. I added the bit of colour to the image using Promarkers then layered it all up.  The sentiment was from a random magazine set.

I do love the handcarved stamp and need to remember to use it more often… but it is not going anywhere.  This is defintely a stamp I am keeping!

Happy crafting!


Tally so far for Use them or lose them… 
Keepers = 6
Losers = 3
Undecided = 1