Thanks for popping in. Spent the day with my parents today. Took Mum to Macknades – a very posh Greengrocers / Delicatessen / Fine Food store in Faversham. Fabulous store. Even if you go there adamant you aren’t going to spend much – you do. Lovely drive through the Kentish countryside to get there. I do love the magnolias in full bloom right now! Superb, aren’t they?
Blimming traffic though! Everyone and their brother was on the A2 today – and the driving has changed. People are driving like they stole the cars! Total nutter, no regard for anybody on the road. In fact, when I came home, there was a horrific accident literally 50 yards from the house. Helicopter, fire engines, the works. Somebody’s day went very very wrong…
Maybe that’s why I came straight upstairs and felt the need to do some stamping. Just to withdraw from the chaos that is the world for an hour. I’m definitely ready to build the moat, pull up the drawbridge and lock myself in again!!!
Anyway. Stamps. It being such a beautiful sunny day, I decided to reach for a set of our clever 3-way overlay printing stamps: There are six of these fantastic printing stamps – I went with Daisies, top left.
Are you familiar with our 3-way overlay stamping system? If my opinion is worth anything, I would say that 2-way and 3-way overlay stamps are the BEST thing we have ever come up with stampwise. It never ceases to amaze me how easily you can create superb artwork. Let’s see, shall we? Let’s have a play…
- Outline stamp first. Black Archival ink pad on 3.5” square Clarity Stencil Card
Let’s just use the background stamp now, to see how that looks. In fact, let’s add a little moon, so you can see how you are only stamping the colour into the background. Dab Distress Oxides onto the stamp with a make-up sponge. (Broken China and Peeled Paint)
Spritz inky stamp with water , and plant directly over the black line art. Very easy — especially if you use one of our Clarity handles, so you can hover over the work.
Tidy up the moon/sun with a blue pencil and add a sentiment using another super cool set of general message stamps.
Here are the message stamps, if you want to find them.
CLICK HERE Filigree Essential Sentiments Stampset. £10
Now let’s see what happens with other combinations using the same stamps. How about the third stamp without the lineart,
and the second stamp, the one which colours in the lineart flowers etc. But without the line art too…
Mmm. Now let’s see what you get if you use the lineart stamp No. 1 and the infill one No. 2 , but without the background stamp No. 3…Nice!
And what happens when we use all 3 together? I think we need a different background colour though. How about a Dried Marigold… and I shall just keep darkening the background at the base by going back over with only ink at the base of the stamp. See how it works? Like Screen printing.
So many cards using the same stamps in various combinations, with the same colour inks. Time to edge with Perga Colour Pens and finish up the little cards.
The Waimea Falls Designer papers match these colours beautifully.
Yes. These 3-way overlay stamps are very lovely and very clever. Original illustrations by our Mel – brilliant artist. This Floral Friends Collection is so fabulous, we have made them into:
- 3-way stamps
- Fresh Cut dies
- petite stencils
- Groovi Plates.
CLICK HERE TO INVESTIGATE THE ENTIRE FLORAL FRIENDS COLLECTION Big saving on the bundles of stamps and dies!
That’s better. The head has slowed down now. The helicopter left a little while ago. The road is open again.
Time to switch the lights off and go indoors.
Time to find winners for the competitions and limericks and quiz and giveaways!
Love and Hugs