Thursday, 25 March 2010

Dragon Fly

I bought this stamp a while ago online from Addicted to Rubber Stamps. It's from Magenta which I understand is a Canadian brand. (Amazing variety and great prices on this website, but beware Aussies, shipping costs are steep so you're better off ordering in one big bundle!) It's all in one piece mounted on woodblock, but I guess you could use the Direct to Rubber technique with markers if you wanted only one or two of the images.

I haven't had much chance to play around with it, altough I did disover it looks much better when embossed rather than simply stamped. That said, after getting the "Stained Glass" tutorial in the recent marker club, I'd be tempted to stamp this on vellum with stays on, and play around with colouring the images!

That said, here it is,(sorry photo taken during that crazy Melbourne storm a few weeks back). I'v stamped it with versamark and embossed it in black on whisper white cardstock. I've mounted it on SU Basic Black cardstock and then mounted that with dimensionals onto Old Olive.

For a change, I've used 12x12 cardstock that I've cut into three equal pieces  this one has a normal left hand side fold, however I wouldn't mind having this in a top-fold card which I think might work better.

And there's that 'best wishes' sentiment from short and sweet again! (I ended up embossing the sentiment too in the end as it looked a little dull simply stamped next to the embossed image). Thank god for the stamp-a-ma-jig is all I can say!

HINT:  Dont forget to use the emobossing buddy. It really shows up badly when you forget!!!!

Hope you like this one.

Next I'm on the hunt for a simple but 'fiddly' card. All my cards seem to be very 'clean and simple'. It's generally what I prefer, but I'd love to pull off one of those very pretty detailed cards! Any ideas I can case would be greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful - what a stunning image. How clever of you to not get stray flecks of black embossing powder everywhere (I'm good at that)!