Today I have three cards I have made using the stunning Lynne Perella stamps from Paperartsy. I stumbled across these stamps in my stash and as they hadn’t been used in a while I thought I would make a few cards with them.
All three were using the linen cardstock I have a huge amount of so I thought I would use it for the main feature as well as the card blanks. It adds a different texture to the inking.
The first one I inked up the card stock in abandoned coral, fossilized amber and Twisted Citron in distress inks and then using a stencil I added micro glaze. I then added black soot distress oxide over the top and spritzed with water. This created a dark and subtle background.
I heat embossed the image and then took some colour away from the face using water and a brush.
This second one was more distress inks this time Mermaid Lagoon, fossilized amber and Twisted Citron. I did lots of stencilling again and then added the main image using embossed again and then blending some of the colour out of the face and adding a touch of abandoned coral watered down.
Finally I grabbed the oxides and creates a very busy background from lots of layers of inks and some stamping. I also added some frantage to the border stamping which also caught on some other parts of the background. Whilst this was an accident I love how it looked.
I created a card topper from the Perella stamp and edged that with the frantage too and mounted it on foam. I then partially coloured the image using distress inks.
For all three I added the Emma Godfrey sentiment which works perfectly as a simple font.