CrosswordPosted: April 20, 2021 Filed under: alphabet medley, crossword, Darkroom Door, Gazette, gel press, Nature Walk, torn text, you are everything | Tags: Darkroom Door stamps, gel printing, Ranger Distress inks, Tsukineko Versafine inks 4 Comments
Darkroom 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 featuring the ‘crossword’ background stamp.
On this first floral card I have used the crossword stamp as a background. I stamped it on scrap first with versafine clair morning mist ink then on a panel of watercolour paper to get a pale grey image adding interest behind the silhouette flowers stamped in different distress inks. I used the same grey ink to stamp words from the ‘you are everything’ set to pop up along the bottom of the panel.
In this second card the stamp functions as both a background and a crossword (of sorts). Although the stamped image is a solvable crossword which comes with printed clues in the packet I have populated it with coffee themed words to work on my coffee themed card. I feel like coffee and the crossword is not an uncommon past time. I stamped the background with fallen leaves versafine clair ink and stamped the sentiment and coffee cup in the same ink on a gel printed panel. I added some blending and ink splatter in both brown and gold before popping up the coffee and sentiment over some gold cord.
Although it took some time to stamp the background and foreground images the hardest part of the coffee card was definitely finding and arranging coffee themed words in the crossword!
My last card reminds me of the riddle, “what is black and white and red all over?” A newspaper!
“Read all over!”
On both the second and third cards I used bristol cardstock for sharper stamped images as I wasn’t adding any water or waterbased inks. I stamped a strip of three different DD background stamps, blended the edges and attached them to a red panel then used the ‘alphabet medley’ set to stamp the words in versafine satin red ink. I’m thinking I can use this card for any exciting occasion and stamp another sentiment inside which is more specific.
Goodness, Heather. These are such fun cards. I love crossword puzzles. To see how you used them is unique and clever.
Tish in S C
I like these! You are very creative.
Dave McDonald PO Box 21 Bonny Hills NSW 2445 firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 557 775
Thanks, I was definitely thinking of you when I made the coffee themed one!
What fantastic cards featuring this new crossword background stamp Heather and the first using second generation inking as a soft background to these pretty sillhouette flowers, and the coffee themed second on with the crossword partially filled in with coffee related words is a clever touch, and the last is so eye catching in black and white with a touch of bright red for the words, and love the accompanying newspaper themed stamps with the piece of a crossword in the centre..a great design! x