Hi Folks, I wanted to create a masculine card with an oriental feel using the new oriental stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I created a background by embossing some kraft card with a stencil through my die cutting machine and then adding some Distress Inks for definition. I added a wash of colour to a piece of handmade paper and stamped the tree and bird from the Serenity stamp set using brown archival ink.
made a 'stone' by cutting a piece of card into an oval shape and
punching a hole in one end before applying some texture paste. I stamped
the word Tranquility taken from the Tranquility
stamp set. I added some acrylic paint over the top in various shades of
brown, and blue, drying the paint after each application. Note: you do need to make sure that the piece cools down before you add the next stage, or the paint cooks. Finally, I
added some dark brown paint, which I wiped away before it was dry. The paint
settled into the letters.
I tied the 'stone' to the card using some string in a criss cross design.
Thanks for stopping by, xx