Monday, August 4, 2014


Who knew? I have been on the Splitcoast Stampers website for quite awhile, but never knew all that was there to access! Looking at other cards and getting inspiration for SU stamp sets for a couple of years now, but never joined until Marie (SU Demonstrator) suggested that I think about posting some of my cards.

What a thoughtful person! Once the idea was out there, I had to try. I set up my own gallery and started to upload a card or two. Then came this blog... now I am trying challenges! Who knew?

DTGD Challenge 1:  Never tried this before...

The stamp is Altenew Sketchy Cities America ... The inks are Distress inks for the color wash background and the water. The greeting is embossed white and then stamped black and embossed with clear powder. The watercolor paper is added to the second layer of SU Sage Shadow with foam tape. That layer is attached to the white base with double sided tape.  

This second card is with Wplus9 Guiding Light, again using Distress inks for the water and background wash, wet on wet. I did use Distress Black Soot for the black second stamped image. The greeting is stamped with black ink and clear embossing powder twice to give it some added dimension.

Tim Holtz watercolor paper is attached to the black layer with foam tape. The black layer is attache to the PTI classic kraft with double sided tape. 

This was so amazing- hope to try it again!


Ellen Barner said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards! How are you getting the mirror image (reflection)? Are you stamping on wax paper, plastic wrap, clear block or rubber reverse image block? I'm teaching a class on Saturday and it has been a long time since I have done this technique. Ellen Barner

obee said...

So sorry that I didn't mention that I stamped the image on the clear firm plastic piece from a stamp set. I actually save all of the plastic packaging from PTI stamp sets and store the stamps in plastic envelopes. Then I cut up the packaging to use as windows, reverse stamping, etc.