29 June 2012
Today we have a couple of cards to share with you using the new Explore Collage Stamp. This stamp is all about adventure...finding your way... exploring the world...finding your own paradise.
Details from Rachel:
I stamped the Explore Collage stamp onto matt white cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. Then using a wax crayon, I coloured in areas where I wanted the background to remain white. I then sponged a combination of Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Stormy Sky Distress Inks over the top. Since the Distress Ink is a waterbased ink, it will resist the crayon, so the ink will only colour areas where there is no crayon. It gives a nice highlight effect!
Here's a card from Teresa:
This collage stamp has lots of wonderful elements that lend themselves toward a masculine card. I stamped the image in Coffee Archival ink directly onto a size 8 buff tag, covered it with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain, and then sponged over it with various brown shades of Distress Ink. After spattering some water onto it to create the droplet effect, I sprayed it with Goosebumps texture spray. The tag is layered onto some scrunched glassine paper. The overall effect is of a leathery, aged piece of ephemera, and given the images on the stamp, I thought would make a brilliant farewell card for a male colleague who is leaving work to explore the world. The bon voyage is from the All Occasions set, and the arrow is from a pack of Grungeboard shapes.
Here's another cool thing about this stamp... the compass is sized the same as the compass in the Sail Away stamp set, so if you'd like to use the Explore stamp with the full compass, you can do so by combining both of those stamps. You can see an example here on the cover of my Stamping Cruise 2102 album:
Hope you liked these few ideas using the Explore Collage stamp... wishing you all a fabulous weekend!