Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing card using the Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set. I don’t know about you but I have really looked forward to seeing the different designs that Godelieve Tijskens comes up with for her ‘carved’ series of Darkroom Door stamps. They are always so versatile and this one is no exception! For the card I’m sharing today, I decided to have a play with adding a doodled look to the stamped images.
1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 9 cm x 14 cm and stamp multiple times using one of the leaf stamps from Carved Leaves Vol 2 and Forget-Me-Not Archival ink. Vary the direction of the leaf and stamp some so that they run off the edge.
2. Select a variety of paint pens in coordinating colours and doodle over the solid section of the stamped images. Vary the patterns or use the same across each leaf – the options are endless!
3. Allow the paint pen lines to dry as you are moving from one leaf to the next so that you don’t smudge the pattern. Use a heat gun to hurry the process.
4. Tear a strip of vellum approx. 3cm wide and stamp with a greeting from String Sentiments. Layer the stamped cardstock with a coordinating colour and then wrap the vellum across the lower edge. Attach to card front.
5. Add a few colourful buttons and the card is complete.
• Start your stamping in the middle so that you can be sure not to overlap images or leave large patches unstamped.
• All inks can take a while to dry on vellum – gently heat set to hurry the process.
• Gel pens will also give you a great effect if you don’t have any paint pens.
• Sequins or adhesive rhinestones will give the card a totally different look.
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door String Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not
Paint pens – I used a variety of Posca & Sharpie brands
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this card. At first glance it looks like it took ages but in reality was very quick. It would look equally effective with all of the doodling in one colour or using the simple contrast of white paint pen on black ink! As an art journaler, I have a bunch of different paint pens to play with but use whatever you have for different effects.
Until next time,