I would appreciate suggestions. I just got this stamp which I really like - the image is large so there is not much room for extras and I would use ideas. Also can't decide what color ink/cs is best. Does anyone have this stamp? Thanks in advance, and thanks for looking.
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 GMT Views: 442
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: OHIO Posts: 605
Wed, Mar 07, 2007 @ 5:31 AM
This is my first click of the day. I love your card, and I love the color. It jumped right out at me. I really like that stamp and think it would be fun to play with. I would probably play around with yellow paper and even clear embossing, and then shading a little. Have fun with it!!
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 60004
Wed, Mar 07, 2007 @ 7:15 AM
I think your card is great the way it is! It caught my eye. I actually posted a comment to it earlier this morning but it must not have sent because I don't see it here...
Anyway, I think this is one of those stamps that would be really nice embossed in a dark brown or even a black and then colored in with markers or water coloring.....It would be alot of work but the embossing makes it much easier to color in with markers. I think bright sun-flowery colors would really enhance the images in the stamp....
This is a wonderful card...you did a great job on it. I like it alot!
Registered: January 21, 2005 Location: In a wooded area (again - finally!) Posts: 21301
Wed, Mar 07, 2007 @ 10:12 PM
Really love this stamp image and your card is gorgeous!!! I am glad you shared it with us!
One thing I do when I am less-than-thrilled with something is to try stamping the same image on different colors. If I were doing it with this image I might use the same ink but stamp on So Saffron or Barely Banana cardstock (or both to see which worked better or if they work at all). I do have a personal preference for yellow sunflowers but I think these yellows would look nice with the rusty reds in yoor card.
Embossing can make a big difference and is usually an enhancement (can't actually think of an instance where I didn't prefer the embossed version). I personally love copper - cardstock, ink, embossing powder, even cookware (I don't cook!). It could be a good color choice to use with the reds in your card.