Monday, January 14, 2019

13@arts | One Stamp Set, Four Cards

Hi everyone and welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog! 

It's Jenny here, and today I'm showcasing a stampset by Polish company 13@rts.  The set is called Flourish Garden, and has a shabby chic/mixed media feel.

I'll show you four different ways to use the set in different ways, to get very different looks.  I've created a video to see how I did it which you can view on YouTube:

Card 1 - Watercolor Rose
I took a panel of Arches Rough watercolor cardstock and put it into my MISTI. I placed the rose stamp in the centre of the panel and picked it up with my MISTI.  I then used a mini ink dauber to apply pink ink to the flowers.

I spritzed with water and then stamped onto the paper.  I dried it slightly with my heat tool and then repeated the step on the leaves with green ink.  I used my paintbrush to add more details with darker green ink and darker purple ink.  I heat embossed the sentiment in Antique Gold embossing powder over the top.

I die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and popped it on craft foam onto a white card base.  I then added a few spatters with  black ink and dark green ink with a little water, letting the spatters go into the border.  I then decided I needed to add a bit more contrast, so I used my Faber Castell Polychromos and a white gel pen to add dimension to the leaves and flowers.

Card 2 - Heat Embossed Repeated Pattern

For my next card, I heat embossed the flourish from the set multiple times in embossing ink onto rustic cardstock using an acrylic block.

After each stamping, I heat embossed the image, re-applying the powder tool in between.  I alternated using WOW! embossing powder in Oyster Glintz and Rose Glintz.  I then trimmed the panel down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8".

I took a strip of vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in WOW! Primary Ebony embossing powder.  I then wrapped the strip around the panel and secure it on the back with tape.  I also added a could of glue dots at the front.  The whole panel was added to a coordinating card base.

Card 3 - Layering Images

This card layers images to create the illusion of dimension. On a panel of white cardstock I stamped the scripty stamp a few times in pale grey ink.

I then layered the flourish image in embossing ink and heat embossed in WOW! Seaglass embossing glitter.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx black ink and adhered the entire panel onto black cardstock and then a white card base.  As a finishing touch I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in Morning Dew and Sea Breeze.

Card 4 - Black and White

This card uses the rose cluster stamped multiple times in black and white and actually creates two cards for the price of one.  For this you need a panel of white and a panel of black cardstock of the same size.  Using a stamp positioner like the MISTI, stamp the rose image on the black cardstock in Versamark and then heat emboss - I used WOW! Opaque Bright White.  Don't remove the stamp - clean it off and then stamp a panel of white with black ink, and clean it off.   You can then move the stamp around and alternate in this manner.  You'lll then end up with two panels with the exact same pattern in black and white.

To finish the card, I trimmed the panel down diagonally in the exact same place on both panels.  I then adhered them onto a white card base, switching one piece so that the card is half white and black!  I stamped the sentiment in Be Mine pink ink for a pop of colour, and added some pastel sequins.

I hope I managed to show you the versatility of this stamp set - as you can see in the video, I had lots of other ideas!

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