Tonight I am beyond excited and very honoured (not to mention nervous) to be aiding and abetting the launch of the lovely Lin Brown's brand new stamps for PaperArtsy. If you've come straight to my blog then do hop over to PaperArtsy's fabulous hangout too because I think these are Lin's best stamps to date (and I have most of the others too, lol) and I just know there is going to be some awesome inspiration from Lin herself and a few other DT members and guests.
The sets I had the privilege of playing with are ELB21 & ELB22 and I decided to keep it fairly simple for my contributions. I designed three cards with a similar format but each ending up looking quite different. So that this post doesn't get too long I am showcasing one card at a time over the next few nights together with a couple of other things I made with these gorgeous stamps. Before I explain my card though, if you haven't already seen it over on the PaperArtsy Blog this is Leandra's video intro to Lin's new stamps.
All the stamping on this card was done with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk paints except for the phrase which was done with black Archival ink.
I used the mesh stamp from ELB22 and Limelight FF to stamp round my base card.
I took a smaller square of card and 'rolled' the edges by scoring along them with a bonefolder. This is a nice alternative to distressing as I don't like bare/flat white edges, lol! I did the same thing with three 5 cm squares before stamping images from ELB22 using Limelight and Bourgainvillea FF.
I then masked the edges of all the squares with Eclipse tape and painted them with Bourgainvillea. I was really pleased with this as an alternative to matting and layering.
I very lightly marked off a 5 cm square in the bottom right corner and stamped the first line of the phrase from ELB22. I had already cut this three phrase stamp into three separate lines (which I can still fit back together if I want to stamp as a whole) and to fit this phrase into the square I inked up a few words at a time, masked the rest of the stamp off to make sure I hadn't got ink on a bit I didn't want and stamped into the marked square. I then adhered two squares flat and the top left with thin 3D foam.
This whole week on the PaperArtsy Blog is devoted to the new stamp releases and there is so much gorgeous inspiration over there it's mind boggling. You really need to pay them a visit if you haven't already and how lucky am I that I got to share in the build up!
Drop by again tomorrow if you get chance for more of my playtime makes with these beautiful new stamps.