Monday, January 18, 2010

This card was made using a new set of stamps from TPC and Basic Grey background paper.
This card was made using a background stamp from Great Impressions, a Route 66 stamp from Seaside Stampin Ink, luggage from Hero Arts, and a car from Classic Status Stamp Co. I have had the car stamp for a long time, but I think the company is now out of business. If not, I would love more of their classic cars.

This card was made using a Hero Arts penguin, but I'm not sure which clear stamp set the "Snow Place Like Home" was from. The snowflakes in the corners were punched from a shiny cardstock which doesn't show up here.

I used the Candy Stripe folder for the Cuttlebug as a background and colored it with Salmon ink from Adirondack using the direct to paper method. The frames are from DeNami Designs, and I can't tell you where the shoes are from. I took them off the wood blocks, remounted them on cling foam, and didn't write down the name of the stamp companies.
Until the next inking, have fun stamping and scrapping!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Since I have been stamping for so many years using numerous techniques, I find it strange that I had never done the Soot technique until I made the above card for a group swap. The one I chose to do is the Reverse Soot Technique. After applying the soot to the glossy card stock, I inked my stamp (Forest Fairy from Elemental Doodles) with VersaMark ink and stamped it. I then used a soft paper towel to lightly remove the soot from the card stock and ended with an image that looks as if it had been stamped with black ink. To keep the soot from further smearing, I used a spray sealer to set the images. The little "ovals" in the corners are actually round dark pink flat-backed pearls, but the light from the scanner makes them appear to be ovals.
It's hard to believe that the month of December flew by without a single post from me. It was a wonderful month filled with family, fun and laughter. I sincerely hope that all of you had a great holiday season.