As you can see I am back with another Spotlight Feature over at the STAMPlorations Blog.
Today I'm showing you how to transform a stamped flower without colouring by simply adding some lines using a Micron pen to create an etched look centerpiece for your cards, a technique I picked up at my monthly Craft Club meetings. I think Gloria was showing us how to do it, it was a while ago, and my memory for names is terrible. Sorry, if I got it wrong, but I did ask if I could share this fab technique and got a resounding 'yes'.
For today's project I combined my etched look Dogwood Large with a mixed media style background using stamps from the Mixed Media Elements, STAMPlorations current Stamp Club set, and Mixed Media Grunge sets plus a sentiment from The Birds And The Blooms set.
For my background, I applied some Summer Sun and More Mustard inks to my blending mat, spritzed with water and picked the colour up with a piece of white card.
Next I added the script in Summer Sun and some texture in Summer Sun and More Mustard using stamps from the Mixed Media Elements set before finishing my background with the chevrons from the Mixed Media Grunge set, some doodles and spritzing.
I then stamped my sentiment, layered on my black base card, added matching paper twine, fuzzy cut the dogwood and popped it up on foam pads to finish my card.
I am entering my card at:
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use a stamp or digi
As mentioned earlier there is a video tutorial which covers how I made my background and how I added the lines to all three flowers and stem. This should hopefully give you a good idea on how to do this technique.
That's it from me for today. I would love to see your creations using the etching technique. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog and leave a comment to win. :-)
Have a lovely day!
here is what I used:
Baisc Black Stamp'n'write Marker, Summer Sun and More Mustard ink - Stampin'Up!
paper twine - The Works
Black Memento ink, Micron Pen 05