Snowy StampingPosted: October 26, 2015 Filed under: Snow time, Winter moments | Tags: Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks 8 Comments
Last week Penny Black released ‘Winter Romance’, a sweet new collection of snowy stamps and dies. I have featured both a new stamp and a fresh die sets on today’s card. I chose to use a technique I haven’t done in a while to make a crisp wintry scene. If you look closely you can see a dusting of snow on top of the hedge. To create this look you need a stamp positioning tool. I used the MISTI (of course) but when I first dreamed up this technique I used a stamp-a-ma-jig.
I stamped the hedge first in versamark on white cardstock then, with the help of the MISTI I stamped the hedge again ever-so-slightly lower in green ink. Next I embossed the hedge with clear powder. I brayered the sky with two blue inks, first the lighter ‘Summer Sky’ then the darker ‘Nautical Blue’. The embossed hedge resisted the ink revealing the fine snowy edge. I splattered white wink of stella over the sky to look like snow or stars then added the four snowflakes cut with the new ‘snow time’ set.
Stamps: Winter moments (PB)
Dies: Snow Time (PB)
Inks: Versamark, Memento Northern Pine, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Markers: White Wink of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110lb
Also: clear embossing powder
I think I need more coffee, but I’m wondering from your directions, did you say you stamped the hedge versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder first and then offset and stamped it again with the green? I think this is a gorgeous look!
Hi MaryFran, you need to do both the versamark and the offset stamping before you emboss in clear. Glad you like it.
What a great technique and beautiful application. Thanks, Heather!
I find it pretty- like a print for the season. That hedge is different.
This is a great technique Heather and the versamark and clear embossing work beautifully for the snowy top to the hedge and the wonderful snowy night sky and then the snowflakes make this a magical scene. x
this is such a calming card. I love the techniques you used. loved the colors. Thanks, Heather
This is beautiful. I do love this technique; must try it someday! With a SAMJ, at least for now.
Dear Heather having newly discovered your site – your cards are truly beautiful – works of art! and really somethg to aspire too. and this one is no exception.. and have to say thanks for paying me a visit and saying such lovely things on my first ever attempt – Jan in the UK x