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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


This is my desk this week,starting with the completed card I was working on.I'm back with my favourite colour theme- Black, lol.

The base card is white pearl cut to 15cm square, scored & folded then sprayed with black webbing.I wanted to do a monochrome piece, and went for the trickier option of white stamping on black!

I tried a few images using different inks & embossing powders, and these are the results.
The greyish looking face section in the top left is White Staz-on & White pearl embossing powder. The music score, script and the tickets are all White Staz-on, no embossing, apart from the bottom left one which has a little embossing powder on it. The other three face sections are Moonlight White Brilliance ink, and White Detail embossing powder, which was much more successful.

However, the combo I finally went with was good old
Versamark and White Detail powder.
 I got a much more solid white print with this. These are leftover pieces from the various images I stamped, and as you can see from these and the card,  I cut them a bit randomly to give some movement to the compilation.
These are some of the stamps I used for
the images.I can see some Paper Artsy,
and some from Stamp Francisco.
I punched out some images,and cut out others to the width of one of my Clear rulers (which happens to be 3 1/2 cm, or 1 3/8in. ),which is the same as one of my Woodware punches, so it was easier to vary the orientation.You can see the punch in the bottom left of this picture.

I chose 9 of the images which seemed to work well together, and matted them onto white card with a gap between them then matted this onto black card, both trimmed to leave the same border. I gave the base a couple of blasts with black webbing, then tied back and white organza ribbon in a knot around the left side when it was dry.
The rest of my desk looks like this:


There are some black on white images cut to the same size, so I can do an opposite version, and the flower panel is a stamp called Mixed 3 Square, F1276, from Impression Obsession.

 I came across these while looking for stamped images I could cut down. I stamped them ages ago, and never got round to using them.
So out came the Promarkers, and this is the result for one square. I have separated them into individual tiles and also covered them with Anitas  3D Clear Gloss Finish, which is the same as Glossy Accents, as when I had finished the colouring, I was reminded of Victorian tiles. Thats my desk for this week, so off to the Lady Julias domain to view this weeks offerings, and a Happy WOYWW to everyone.


Kathleen said...

Fabulous card I can see from your post that a great deal of thought has gone into the making of it. Thank you for sharing.
Kathleen x

Amberbop said...

Sooooooo cool! I loved the black and white but then I got so excited by the bright color. Girl, you got it going on. xo, Amber #20

Kim said...

I love black & white cards! Yours looks fantastic! And the finished flowers do look like tiles...a very successful desk this week!

Angie said...

I loved all your experimentation with white ...very useful ...and the resulting card was wonderful. Like your coloured tiles too

April said...

The black and white card is great, and the flower tiles are lovely. Thanks alot for the Cuttlebug info, very helpful. April.

Sue said...

Hi,thanks for your visit,had my coffee and still walked away from that card lol.You have a very busy desk,love the images on your b/w card.
Sue :)

Sherry Edwards said...

Your monochrome card has turned out fantastically! Love your shiny 'tiles' too!
Thanks for your visit ot my desk earlier x

Sherry (47)

Minxy said...

I love the positive negative effect of the first card, really striking :D
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card, lots of lovely goodies there, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself to me. I love your blog and I learned some really cool things from you. I am not much of a stamper, I like them I've just don't have many and haven't used them much. But, you just gave me some excellent ideas...thank you!

SueH said...

Wow, you have a very busy desk Sharon!

Don’t think you can ever go wrong with Black and White and I especially love the flowers.

Happy Crafting!

Helen said...

Love that card and your desk looks busy!

MaggieC said...

Love that black and white card, Shaz, simple and stylish. Now you have done the work to decide how to get a good effect, I shall have to have a go, and get some detail white powder. Those flowers are rather good too, and I look forward to seeing how you use those.

Ciara said...

I always go for Versamark & white detail powder as they work so well everytime. I find the anti-static bag is a must too.

Love your white & black card and I've now seen the black & white one too which is just as cool, xx

Jane said...

Love this card!!

Alicia Redshaw said...

Fabulous desk and cards and stamps and stuff. And thank you so much for sharing what you are working on, so inspiring.
Thank you for the inspiration boost and happy WOYWW.

okienurse said...

Love the black and white inchies! Awesome card! I think I could get into doing some of those! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #35

KanataNewf said...

Thanks for the peek at your desk this week - the finished card is gorgeous! And thanks for already visiting my WOYWW post!

Sheena #79

Susan Allan said...

I love monochrome too. The tiles are very pretty. I think it is nice to embace all colours at some point....the tiles are very professionally done!
Sue xx

RosC said...

G'day Shaz. Happy to visit again, and your desk holds lots of interest for me considering my recent fling with inchies. I like black & white and reversal images too. Great work.
I always gives me a thrill to see those handsome faces at the top of your blog. They are very beautiful, intelligent faces.
Ros. (90)

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love the flowers and think the card is stunning.
Happy woyww
rebecca x (38)

Morti said...

Lovely work Shaz!

Mary said...


I'm glad I found you....or you found me, so I could find you. I really am enjoying your work. Very, Very beautiful!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful card - I really like it. I also found out that I always come back to Versamark and white embossing powder if I want white stamping on black paper. Yours looks classic!

Spyder said...

I haven't done white on black stamping for ages..(never on my blog...so that but be at least two years) when I get home that's the first thing I'm going to do, (open the door first...take off my coat...loo....cup of tea....remake the bed...open the mail....and then into the craft room...!) your card looks fabulous!

Samantha Read said...

Loving your blog, glad I found you via woyww99! Sam

Elizabeth said...

Hello Shaz, a very interesting desk this week - love your black/white cards - I've looked at all your most recent posts too. Liked seeing all your test pieces - I've only tried stamping white ink on black card once and it was not successful but have, like you found VersaMark and white embossing powder works better. I've never heard of black webbing before - what is it exactly, I wonder. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #108

Nicky said...

Love your black and white cards and your flower tiles - the only reason I am organised with my Christmas cards is I do a couple of challenges each month that is to make them lol

Sam said...

A little late this week, but your cards are fab. Gonna have to make some in a similar style.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Running very late here happy WOYWW - thanks for popping over! and do love your projects there Shaz!! some gorgeous work with multi coloured/ monochrome stamps in tiles, I really love your ideas.. what patience!!! Shaz in oz.x

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful creations. Love the black and white!

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Sorry to be getting around so very late!

Your white stamping is sensational. I will have to look into that white detail powder as the result is fantastic. TFS

Happy WOYWW on Sunday!!
Sam xx # 77


Jovita said...

Your black and white cards are so pretty and I just love the flower images your creating. Look at all those fabulous unmounted in your binder, a great collection.