Ransom Alphabet cards

Darkroom Door recently released the ‘ransom alphabet’; it looks like letters cut from random newspapers or magazines. I decided not to cut my stamp into separate letters yet, so stamped it as one large stamp containing both alphabet, a few symbols and numbers 1-10. I embossed one sheet in gold powder and another in silver. I also stamped again on some small strips of cardstock to get the extra letters I needed to complete the greetings.

Both cards and alphabets are neenah solar white cardstock. I stamped a tree and star from the Darkroom Door ‘Brushed Christmas vol 1’ set then blended three greens over the card front using blending brushes. I spritzed water over the panel then blotted it with a paper towel to get a twinkly effect. A pearlized spray would have been even better but my workroom is upside down and inside out at present so locating the shimmer spray was asking too much!

I used the same process to create the ‘O Holy Night’ card but used a blue and a purple ink for the blended background. I wondered if the ransom alphabet was perhaps a bit too funsy for such a theme but then I remembered Mark 10:45, ‘the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

I’m looking forward to putting this set to use in my art journal. I think it might be necessary to cut the rubber stamp into separate letters eventually but for now it is still one large stamp.

Darkroom Door has so much inspiration on their blog. They are currently featuring all the products from their new release one product at a time. So many styles, colour schemes and projects.

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6 Comments on “Ransom Alphabet cards”

  1. Tish Rowe says:

    This is unique. Thanks for sharing.
    I wondered why you did not post designs for awhile. Hope your father is recovering nicely. Guess you left cold weather for a bit. Isn’t Australia warm now?

    We are all so blessed by your beautiful cards. Plus your instructions are perfect.

  2. nancystiz says:

    Two great cards that look so fun to do! My wish list continues to grow. Love the embossing on your rich colors and those letters have so many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Pat says:

    The tree and the stars are so pretty and love the bright backgrounds you have used Heather with the greens and blues, and the water spattering gives some great texture. The alphabet with those large random style letters finishes the cards with a totally unique look. x

  4. Anjali says:

    These cards are very pretty and creative, also you described the process of making them perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Loll says:

    Beautiful Heather. xx

  6. macarisms says:

    Which daughter did the pre ious design and uploaded to Etsy site 

    Dave McDonaldPO Box 21Bonny Hills NSW 2445macarisms@gmail.com0419 557 775


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