When I get a new artsy stamp, I like to play around with it and figure out how it works best. See how it looks stamped, what colors work well, and what I like.
#1: Plain black archival ink
First up, I always try archival ink in black. It’s a good primer for a new stamp and also is really basic. I definitely like how this looks!
#2: various colors of ink
I put a bunch of distress ink colors onto the stamp (I used mini pads directly onto the stamp) and misted it with a bit of water before stamping. The blended watercolor look is cool, but not strong enough to really become a focal point image.
#3: black embossing powder + blended colors
I like parts of the color and parts of the black stamped image, so I stamped + embossed (black powder) the stamp onto specialty stamping paper. Then I rubbed mini distress ink pads directly onto the stamped image. Finally, I blended the colors a bit using a water brush.
The great part about this? Use a cool stamp and you can just attach it/make it the focal point for a card! I really like how this one came out, and I look forward to playing with this stamp a lot more!
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15 thoughts on “One stamp (what way?)”
Cool.stamp. I love playing around with my stamps, too. It makes a lovely card, too. Michelle t
Cool new stamp, May! Love the coloring with it too… very pretty!
Simon Says stamp!
Really cool stamp – and I love the finished card too
Wonderful results May and great idea to play with a new stamp to see how it works best! Just got some new TH releases so off to give them an ink up :O)
love the black embossed look. I do not think I have ever done that when experimenting with a new stamp. My go to ink is Ranger’s Archival Coffee for breaking in a new stamp.
Love that stamp! You are such the enabler…….pretty card with the embossing. Thank you!
cool too see those different effect with that stamp! it’s so artsy! Hugs, Sandra
This stamp is fabulous! I love the technique that you used! Amazing card! BArbarayaya
Love these great techniques! Your card is gorgeous! 🙂
This is Such a wonderful card, May which showcases this beautiful stamp perfectly ~ a really cool piece of artwork and I love it! 🙂
Beautiful card May! Great way to showcase that artsy stamp!
great card, amazing colour choice.
The misted distress stamping gives a spooky effect to the image.
Stunning card May! Love the colours!
i loved seeing this stamp done in such different ways and am pretty impressed at the various looks you were able to achieve. Thanks for thinking outside the…stamp? and sharing such great techniques!
Beautiful demonstration of how to showcase the stamp in multiple ways. Lovely card!
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