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Archive for the month “October, 2011”

Those experimental pieces :)

In my post Experimenting I showed all the pieces of cardstock where I had tried to get to grips – and practise – with a roller ball brayer. The brayer work will never win prizes but I kept the pieces to use for stamping on and perhaps make up card fronts with them.

Here are a few of the pieces I used:


This first piece I stamped the feather (stamp unknown) in Versamark three times and used silver ep, black detail ep and gold detail ep and heat embossed. I cut the card into three and matted onto black cs and edged with a gold pen.

corner stamps

One of the pieces that Leslie said looked like a kaleidoscope! Using a Clarity corner stamp to create a central pattern made it appear like those patterns that show in the bottom of a kaleidoscope! Well that was the intention 🙂 Another Clarity corner stamp used in the four corners. This was matted onto cream cs and edged with a silver pen.

corner stamps

Yet another corner stamp by Clarity; didn’t quite get this centralised on the card! These corner stamps are so versatile and love experimenting with them to see what patterns can be created. This panel is mounted on to navy blue cs (looks black in the photo!) and edged with gold pen.


second dragonflies

The stamp used on these two pieces is quite a large one from The Stamp Man’s Aspects of Design line. These are lovely deeply etched rubber stamps with lots of detail. The first panel is matted on to gold cs and the second one is on black cs edged with gold pen.

I used either Versafine Onyx black or Stazon black ink for the stamping and the panes can either be used as card fronts or as postcards in their own right.

With the stamped images on them it doesn’t matter whether there are any brayer lines on the backgrounds!

Many thanks for looking 🙂

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