What about making your own stamp with stamping foam? You can even emboss it to enhance the image.Using the TL deep dish stag die we are going to have a go.
It looks something like this:
Project 3 – stamped card
This is what you will need:
You will also need a white A5 white card blank;watercolour card;pink , white ;blue and lilac cardstock; stamping foam and deep dish stag die from Tattered Lace.
To begin I cut stamping foam using the die and die cutting machine. I then heated the faom with a heat gun just for a few seconds and then quickly pushed in an embossing folder to transfer a snowflake impression.
I then inked up the stamp with a multi coloured ink pad and stamped on to water colour card.
Next I covered the image with drawing gum and then painted a simple background with pastel aqua tint inks.I rubbed off the gum.
I die cut the picture using a torn edge die and inked the sides with an alcohol marker.I highlighted the snowflakes with stickles. I cut another mat from lilac card with a pin dot edge and another mat with the inverted corner die. I matted these together.
After this I embossed some white card. I cut a blue mat and corner punched the corners. I edged the embossed card with ink and stuck white organza around the bottom and fixed this to the blue card. I stuck this mat to the card blank and then stuck down the main matted image with foam pads.
Finally I added pearls to the corners and a diamonte pearl embellishment to the centre of the bow.
It would be nice to experiment stamping the stag in lots of different colours for different effects! Wish I had just stuck to blues. Next time!