This stamped imaged has been used many times by Angela (Arizona Maine) each having it's own unique beauty. It was this time and card that inspired or enabled me into getting the stamp. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=276266
I've never seen this stamp in the local stores, so I went in search of it using my LSS vendor. I found it and ordered it. My first attempt was no where's near Angela's beauty, but it didn't stop me.
Recently, whitewashing has become the new technique, though here I didn't do the coloring that is normally done after the whitewashing, and I used black c/s as my base. It was fairly difficult to get a good photo that captured the white blossoms and the Versa Mark and clear ep embossing.
Now using black c/s does have it's drawbacks, it leaves a grey residue on your white stamp pad, so I use the sides of the pad. For most of this I used a drier aqua brush, to get a deeper white.
The most surprising thing to me about this stamp, is it's size, it's about 3 x 4, though you'd think it was larger in Angela's photo.
So to Angela I say, Thank you for the inspiration and enabling. Looking back to link your beautiful card, Angela, I see that it has almost 4k views, and all totally worth each view!
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 GMT Views: 500
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 12458
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:40 PM
I Love it! The embossing appears silver and black and it's Gorgeous! I have this stamp, or something similar and time to bring it out again! Love your idea of using the black.
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