I love leaves… REALLY, really love leaves and especially at this time of year!!!
So, I’ve been playing with some old (VERY old) stamps I found in my leafy collection and a bit of watercolour.
Firstly, I tried my old way of stamping them – they’re big stamps – inking them up with a few colours of Distress inks and placing the paper on top. I then pulled out the colours with a damp paintbrush – damp because anything more than that completely takes out the detail.
Here is the first one after stamping…
With the second one, I thought I’d try overstamping… BAD idea! I didn’t manage to line it up correctly, though I suppose it looks watercoloury… is that a word???
So, I went a bit rash and decided to mount the stamps…
I stamped the images exactly the same way, but then overstamped with Versafine ink and embossed.
I’m much happier with those results
I’ve photographed them side by side, so you can see the difference.
I’ve found another two large stamps, so I’ll try them next…
I do have another couple of Oxide cards to share, but I’ll do that another day. I also made a Baby Congratulations card for my niece in New Zealand – well outside my comfort zone! I developed a new respect for you die cut users when I kept having to redo bits of this…
I’d like to enter the leafy cards into the following two challenges:
Thanks for looking.