Today, I am visiting a very old “friend” of mine, Penny Black 3365K Casual woodmounted stamp.
Ok, I know it sounds strange, but since today’s card is inspired from CASology Challenge #129 - NBUS, I really have to visit a “friend” I have not visited before.
NBUS is an acronym for Never Been Used Schtuff, created by Darnell J Knauss, who has a personal handmade cards blog and runs the NBUS challenges.
I have this woodmounted stamp since 2007 and it was a MUST-HAVE at the time when I was browsing through the craft store. I never touched it, I even wondered why I bought it because I just didn’t know how to use it at all.
So today, I challenged myself to do something with it and this is what I came up with.
A little different from the other stamping I did. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink for this card as I intended to blend the stamped colors later.
I carefully inked Spiced Marmalade for the two flowers and Peeled Paint for the branches and leaves.
I mist the stamp slightly to let the ink spread a little and stamped on my hammered textured card base.
I heat set it dry slightly before blending the image with water.
I used a very thin paint brush, dab with water and spread the ink up to blend in to the pale card base color. After which, I heat set it again before stamping the sentiment as I didn’t want the ink to spread.
Lastly I stamped the sentiment using Peeled Paint. This sentiment is from Penny Black 3170F, which I used only part of it for this card.
Next, inspired by Darnell’s idea of scoring a CAS card to divide into three parts to accentuate the design, I did the same by scoring above and below the stamped image.
I hope you like this card and explore using Distress Inks for this kind of stamping effect.
It’s really fun to spread the stamped distress ink using a damp paint brush. Try it!
Tools and Supplies
- Penny Black 3365K Casual
- Penny Black 3170F …everyday
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint)