I wanted to play with the magnificent giant flower stamps, new from Katy Leitch. I started by applying Distress Inks to the stamps, graduating the colours roughly from top to bottom. I used Faded Jeans, Broken China, Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint.
And I also put some ink onto the craft mat from Distress Markers in those same colours (except the Iced Spruce - don't have that as a DM as yet), and then let them soak into the nib of the brush. Then you splatter delicate little ink droplets over your image.
Obviously they were chosen partly because the font is similar on each, but also specifically for the shaping of the words - a long tall one, and a wide flat one!
I inked both the sentiment panels and the borders of the card with the Coffee Archival ink pad, just brushing the pad against the card edges.
And inside each card, there's just a little echo of the image on the front.
This time they're stamped in Coffee Archival.
It's nice to get both versions of the stamping - the sharp clarity of the Archival, and the delicate softness of the "watercolour" Distress Ink.
Two cards, and they really hardly took any time at all... I could get into this simple thing!!
Though it seems the post isn't that much shorter than usual. I just like having lots of pictures, that's the trouble.
Artistic Stamper stamps: Katy Leitch stamps - Jumbo Bouvardia and Jumbo Flowering Branch
Distress Watercolour Cardstock
Distress Inks - Faded Jeans, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint
Distress Markers - Faded Jeans, Broken China, Peeled Paint
Archival Ink - Coffee
Kraft Card A4 sheet
From my stash: Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamps