Tuesday, February 16, 2016
One stamp, two styles
I'm finally getting around to some of my 'new' purchases, and by new I mean Black Friday, and sadly, I have many other new things that are way older than this, but this is the first thing that caught my eye when I was perusing the stack of unloved items yesterday.
I really love this stamp, I love the detail, and I love that there's really not much else you have to do/think about once you stamp it. I mean, you color it and what not, but beyond adding a sentiment, it really doesn't need embellishments or anything else.
I used my MISTI to stamp it. This is a cling mount stamp, so you just remove the foam pad from your MISTI and it's just the right depth. It's great for a detailed/intricate stamp like this because if you miss a spot or a section isn't as inked as you would like, you can easily fix it which you'd never be able to do otherwise.
For this first card I inked the background with Versafine, then I used a spoon to drop some gold embossing powder over random sections of the stamp. I wasn't being careful, I really wanted just a bit of a dusting over portions of the stamp. Then I went through and added some very soft watercoloring using my Kuretake Gansai watercolors.
The panel was trimmed down and I added an embossed sentiment from Neat & Tangled's So Good to See You stamp set. The panel was then popped up with foam tape over my card base.
This second card is a bit more straightforward. It was also stamped with Versafine, and watercolored, but I omitted the gold embossing and went much bolder and brighter with the colors as well as the sentiment.
Which do you prefer? Soft and vintagey, or more bold and colorful?
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