Thought I would try and use up some stuff I've had lying around forever with a few cards. Not entirely successful, I must say. I'd started off by stamping some tags using the emboss resist that I've been playing with all week. I forgot to take pictures before I started, so you'll see the tags on the cards.
The quote on the tag is a stamp by Inkylicious, called Live Life. The tag is sponged with DI's in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. I overstamped it with some Lavinia Stamps fairies, a group of stars and Running Water, another Designs By Ryn stamp.
All stamped in Spiced Marmalade.
The image is on a piece of card I had started to brayer in yellow, so I stuck on a post-it note mask,and brayered oranges and blues over it. The image is a Stampscapes stamp,Lakeside Cabin,stamped in Staz-on Timber Brown ,the birds from another Inkylicious set,Take Flight, which has a lot of different sized Bird flocks in it. Both image and tag are matted onto dark brown card. I ran a sheet of marbled cardstock through my 'bug in Tim Holtz's Woodgrain folder twice, and added that to the card front for a bit of interest.
The second card uses Inkylicious stamps again, the same quote stamp, and a Birch Trees background. The Birch trees were stamped in Smokey Gray Versafine, and the background had been brayered in red, getting paler towards the bottom. I just brayered over the pale end with Adirondack blues. Both pieces are matted onto dark blue on a black base card. The tag had Raindrops stamped over it, I randomly patted the stamp with Festive Berries and Salty Ocean.
The final card is the one I am least happy with. I though I would try using up some of the ridiculous amount of patterned paper I have. 6x6,8x8,12x12- you name it. At the time I bought them, I loved them. Really. Now-not so much. The tag is fine, its the rest of the card I'm not overly excited about.
The tag has a different quote from Inkylicious on it, called Always Remember. This tag was inked by putting DI's in Spiced Marmalade and Salty Ocean on a craft sheet, misting with water and dipping the tag in, after I'd done the resist stamping. Then I overstamped it with the Birch trees stamp, in Spiced Marmalade again once it was dry.
When I first started card making, I used a lot of patterned/textured papers, and possibly cornered the world market in mulberry paper. Nowadays, since I discovered stamping, its really not my thing anymore. I will have to try inking and overstamping some of them- maybe that will work for me.
Inkylicious stamps, Live Life, Take Flight,Birch trees,Always Remember.
Designs By Ryn, Raindrops and Running water
Stampscapes, Lakeside Cabin, nature Sheet 6
Lavinia Stamps, Small fairies and star cluster
Adirondack inks, Blues pinks, Yellows, Orange
Distress Inks, Oranges, Blues, Reds,Yellows
Staz-on Timber Brown
Smokey Gray Versafine
Brayer (or sponges/brushes)