Today’s card features the ‘title stamp’ (like title track) from the new Penny Black release.This big bold rose stamp, ‘Timeless‘, is such a versatile one. I used blended distress stain for my card but it will be great for embossing, no-line colouring and pencil colouring as well.

I used my stamp positioner so I could work with a few colours at a time but it would work without a positioner. I inked the top petals in festive berries distress stain, stamped on cold pressed watercolour paper then inked the lower petals with dusty concord stain and stamped again. If you still have the daubers you can ink direct to stamp but if you have the sprays you need to paint some stain on your stamp for this technique. You could use inks or markers but I like how wet the stamped image is when I use stain. I am able to use a brush and water immediately to blend the stain to fill the petals. You can see on some of the petals I added extra stain for shadow and depth

I stamped the leaves in two green stains and blended them also. I finished the panel off with a cool new sentiment then added a frame cut with the new ‘square frames‘ dies. I have kept my dies joined together so I will get both the decorative frames and the plain frames when I run it through the machine. It does mean that I get several frames each time I use it but that’s ok; I’m keeping them in reserve.



9 Comments on “Timeless”

  1. ednamburgess says:

    Very pretty Heather. Very nice job of blending your colors together. No lines. How did you do that>?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Edna,
      Thank you, glad you like it. I get the no line look by stamping with distress stain then blending it into the petal or leaf. It’s one of my favourite techniques.

  2. Lynn Leduc says:

    Really beautiful!

  3. Sharon says:

    Hello Heather I am a huge fan of your work. I order most of my supplies on line, many times only a US company has what I need. However I would like to order Canadian. You deal with The Foiled Fox a lot, and on their site it is hard to tell if they are Canadian or US. Could you suggest the best site to work with?
    Thank you.

  4. Pat says:

    These roses are gorgeous Heather, and I love the combination of Festive Berries and Dusty Concord for the no line colouring, and also the two pretty greens used on the leaves, and another beautiful frame design with a great sentiment too. x

  5. Oh WOW! What a beauty! I’m breathless.

  6. memalagene says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS creation!

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  8. Clelie says:

    Oh, Heather…so gorgeous! Thank you very much for the in-depth descriptions of your steps for using stains, etc. for no line colouring! I have a friend that says you have to hear something eight times before it ‘sinks in’. Well, you know me, I am well past the ‘eight times’ and still gleaning and learning from your wonderful tips…one day it is all ‘gonna click’!..and I am loving’ the process! ♥♥♥

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