Today a card using the new La Blanche Stamps. Firstly, these stamps have amazing detail. They are a silicone stamp and apparently that's how they can get such fantastic detail.
The company that makes the stamps also has their own brand of white cardstock. Yes, I bought some and I did the stamp test. Normally I'm a big fan of Stampin' Up's white, so I stamped the image twice - once on each piece of paper. There was a difference on clarity of the fine lines. Also the paper works great for blending the Tim Holtz inks.
So on the card I used their paper brand of paper - Deborah is selling it over at FargoCat Shops by the individual sheet if you want to try it out. She also has the stamps, ink and Cut & Dry Pen Nibs that I used.
Click on image for a close-up!
I started with Momento Ink and stamped image on white cardstock. Make sure it's dry before you start coloring the image. Using their specialty paper it takes a little longer to dry. Using the Cut & Dry Nibs I colored in the flowers with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey. The blue around the clock Weathered Wood. I can't remember exactly which green I used or the brown on the clock. Possiby Brushed Burlap or Frayed Cordoroy. Those nibs are wonderful little tools - my first time using them. They come 10 to a pack so you can either have one for every color ink or you can rinse them out when you're finished and let them air dry.
This is the neat part... once you have the image colored and it's dry take your blending tool and start with a light color for the background. I used Tea Bag and blended the color over the entire piece of paper. That's how I got that light brown in the background. Next I took my Mini Mister and spritz just a LITTLE water in a couple of the corners and then blotted it with paper towel immediately. Blended Vintage Photo around the outer edges of the cardstock avoiding the image area. I added just a little of the Wild Honey here and there too. Adding the water effect helps to give it an aged look.
Tea Bag was also used on the edges of the cardstock and the embossed background.The little flowers were stamped with Worn Lipstick on the brown cardstock and punched out. A pearl attached to the centre. The edges of the image were also distressed for an aged effect.
Now I told you yesterday I was waiting for the Little Brown Truck - UPS - well it finally arrived around 4:30. I was starting to panic that he wasn't going to deliver my new toy. I bought a Cricut Imagine. It will print and cut your images. You can also print your own cardstock and pattern paper. After deliverying hubby to the airport - I almost made him jump from the car with his luggage while it was still moving - I came home and spent the evening setting everything up. It appears to be in working order so I plan on creating something this week-end.
So I know what I'm doing this week-end...what about you?
If you're looking for a Spring Time Crop FargoCat Shops is hosting one in Port Hawkesbury April 1 - 3rd. Info can be found on the website.