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Saturday 31 January 2015

Hubby's Birthday Card

I recently bought some new stamps from Stampscape Stamps and finally got round to trying them out.  All I can say is, I love them!  
When I make this kind of card, I always stamp in black Versafine and heat emboss using clear embossing powder, that way when the coloured inks are added there's no smudging.  I wasn't sure if that technique would work with these stamps as they're so fine, but it worked brilliantly.

If you love stamping, and haven't tried these stamps yet, then you must.  I felt a bit unsure of them at first, but the really are lovely to work with, and stamp lovely with very little pressure.

I coloured the log cabin with ProMarkers once I'd finished the inking.  I used Distress Inks and Adirondaks with blending brushes.


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous birthday card Karen
love the nature
hugs Tamara

Cheryl W. said...

This card is so beautifully done! Thanks for the tip re: stamping with Versafine and heat embossing. I'll try that whenever I use similar stamps.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Karen - love the inking and fabulous image.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Wow! This is stunning. Fabulous - such a lot of work but soooo worth it! I really wish I could make a card like this!! Beautifully inked. Gorgeous. Hugs, Jayne x

Judy said...

omg girl..these are gorgeous! You oh so need to do a tutorial, they look like paintings!! LOVE THEM!!