FernsPosted: January 16, 2018 Filed under: ferns, Leaves, Stencils | Tags: Darkroom Door stamps, Darkroom Door stencils, Ranger Distress inks, Tsukineko Stazon inks 4 Comments
Darkroom Door has a wonderful range of stencils that co-ordinate with quite a few of their stamps. I used the ferns stencil to create a soft background for the fern stamps from the ‘leaves’ set. I used neenah natural white paper and sponged with the antique linen distress ink through the stencil. I did it three times to create a few soft background images.
Over the top I stamped both the large and small ferns from the leaves set in stazon ganache ink. I have been pulling out the stazon inks whenever I’m working with the fine details of some of the Darkroom Door stamps. Initially I bought the stazon inks to pair up with my alcohol ink backgrounds but they are very good for fine detail stamping.
Once I had stamped quite a few ferns in ganache ink I stamped one large fern and one small in versamark then embossed them in gold. The sentiment and ferns on the envelope are stamped in stazon ganache. I added a narrow dark brown mat and a wider brushed gold mat also and attached it all to a natural white card base.
Stamps: Leaves, Thank you
Paper: neenah natural white, brushed gold, textured brown
Inks: antique linen distress, stazon ganache, versamark
Also: metallic gold rich embossing powder
I adore ferns as they are so detailed and pretty, and these look as though they are laid down on the card and you could just pick them up, they look so realistic Heather. I love the gold ones over the top and the pretty soft stencilling in the background too. x
This card is stunning Heather. You have taken such pains with the layers of stencil and stamp that the final image which appears simple belies the work involved. The clarity of the stamped ferns is superb. I will get out my StaZon ink pads again. It is so long since I have used them they probably need reinking by now but worth the effort to get such amazing detail.
Very happy to learn that about the Stazon inks. I find the darkroom door stamps so interesting and am hoping they become more available in the US. Your card is beautiful.