Friday, September 29, 2006
I've been so absorbed with making ATCs and ARCs that I haven't been making as many regular cards lately. I changed that trend today and made a square Asian card featuring Inkastamps' stamp of the month.
The stamp of the month is the image in the center, called Tsubasa's wings. I stamped it using Castaway ink, which I was using for the first time. It worked beautifully! I tried something that Dymphie on 2Peas had mentioned, which was stamping with this ink on paper colored with Ranger's Distress Inks. Thanks so much, Dymphie! The above was stamped on regular white cardstock to which I'd applied Fired Brick distress ink by DTP technique. I stamped the image with Castaway, waited 5 minutes and then heated it with an iron. It has the look of ivory, not quite a pure white, and though I originally intended to color it, I decided to leave it as it was. The rest of the images are also by Inkastamps, the background stamped with Peeled Paint distress ink and the sentiment with Brilliance Lightning black ink . The border is paper from Stone House Stamps, punched with a Fiskars lace border punch. I think that this technique of using Castaway ink and distress inks is going to be a keeper!