Today’s cards feature the new ‘handwoven’ background stamp from Darkroom Door it two quite different ways.

To create this first card I inked the handwoven stamp with blue and green papertrey ink cubes, spritzed the stamp then pressed it on hot pressed watercolour paper. The result was some green areas, some blue areas and some pretty blended areas where the inks overlap. The blue-green background created a pretty pattern as it was and I could have just added a sentiment and called it complete but I decided to take the risk of adding some flowers. I would understand if you wish I had left it flower free because it is a busy panel but I like the look of a patterned geometric roof or canopy over the flowers.

The flowers are from the new DD set ‘you are everything’ as are the words. The words in this set are great; there are eighteen negative space words that can be stamped and cut out to make countless sentiments. I embossed both the flowers and the words to give them more prominence over the busy background.

The second card I am planning to use as an Easter card. Filling the spaces of the handwoven pattern with pearlescent paint reminded me of a stain glass window so I looked through my sentiments and found this one in the DD ‘Christmas bush’ set and decided it works for many occasions, including Easter. I stamped the handwoven stamp on black watercolour paper in versamark then embossed in clear powder before painting all the little spaces with Coliro paints and a fine point brush. It did take a while and I didn’t do it in one sitting as the fiddliness factor was high!

I matted both the patterned circle and the sentiment in gold shimmer cardstock and embossed the front of the card base using the ‘subtle’ embossing folder from SU.


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8 Comments on “Handwoven”

  1. Kathy says:

    Beautiful “back lit” effect on those top cards. Never seen it done so perfectly. Well done.

  2. cakewizzardhotmailcom says:

    Beautiful as always Heather the stamp would be great to use with Gelli printing too.

  3. nancystiz says:

    What gorgeous cards with that stamp! I’d have never thought to do something like this. These both caught my eye. Love the silhouette against it and love the stained glass effect on the second one. I can appreciate the fiddly factor on that one. What patience you have and such a wonderful flair for design!

  4. Pat says:

    Well, how different they both are using this interesting DD stamp and I love the look of the first inked in the two pretty colours which also mixed to make the third like areas of light shinging through foliage, and the added flowers and sentiment strips go beautifully Heather. The second like a stained glass window is so bright and brilliantly done with your Coliro paints, and can understand why you had more than one session to finish it as filling all the spaces and randomly filling them with all those different colours must have been very time consuming, but the end result is stunning! x

  5. Loll says:

    Two amazing ways to use this versatile background Heather. The first one looks like it’s looking up through garden netting to the sky. The second definitely looks like a stained glass window. Both are gorgeous! I have been buying more and more background stamps lately and find they really make a statement on cards. xx

  6. Rose Guerin says:

    Beautiful work. Love this..

  7. […] Door added four new background stamps to their line up recently and I’ve shown you ‘handwoven‘ and ‘daisy delight‘ in previous posts. Today I have three very different cards […]

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