Eeep! My new order from Hero Arts arrived today. I'll share a picture of the goodness soon. Oh, my. So much fun stuff to play with!
Today, we're looking at a totally different use of the Wonderful Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts. Yesterday, we saw what happens when you white emboss the wonderful word outline stamp and create blended colors with Arteza markers and a paint brush.
Today, we're exploring a gorgeous distress ink background and simple die-cut word. I'm getting all technique-y on you!
The background was inked up with crushed olive, peeled paint, fired brick, and spiced marmalade distress inks, and then I repeatedly stamped two different Stampa Rosa leaves that were spritzed with water. The distress inks respond beautifully to water, and I love how the leaves look sort of ghostly. The effect is lovely.
The card base and die cut are Papertrey's rustic white cardstock. I ordered it accidentally, meaning to get the rustic cream instead. I won't make that mistake again but feel compelled to use the rustic white. It's a little too white, and I think the rustic cream would look better here, but we work with what we have, right?
Anyway, this fabulous stamp-and-die set moved from yesterday's spring-like card to today's autumnal splendor with no trouble whatsoever. Which is really the point behind this series. When a stamp set is this well-designed, it can be hugely versatile.
I wonder what tomorrow's wonderful will bring!?!?
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Hero Arts Wonderful, Stampa Rosa (PSX) leaves
ink: Distress crushed olive, peeled paint, fired brick, spiced marmalade; Archival potting soil
paper: Papertrey rustic white
accessories: mini inking tools, coordinating die, water spritzer