Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Background Stamping From Scratch...

I just want to thank everyone for all of the wonderful cards and wishes for June. Her treatments are going well and as I know more I will share it with all of you.

While visiting Leslie's Blog "Running With Scissors", I saw this really neat technique "Background Stamping From Scratch". Along with Splitcoast, Leslie is a huge inspiration to me!

For my card, the main image was stamped using Black Staz-on and watercolored paper. I watercolored the image using Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery & Mellow Moss inks. After the image was completely dried I masked it and took my En Francais Block stamp and randomly inked the stamp in different areas of the stamp. I then took the block stamp and stamped over the masked image. After lifting the stamp and masked paper off, I sponged Creamly Caramel and Close to Cocoa in the open areas.

3 comments:

My Paper World said...

Absolutely beautiful Jennifer!
I LOVE it!
Nicola xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Jennifer! You did a beautiful job on this. You did the background to perfection! Love your subtle hints of script and the shading. Just lovely!

Amy Sheffer said...

Wow!! This is awesome. Your coloring is divine, the distressing excellent. Thanks for the info on how you created the background. It's lovely!