Friday, May 7, 2010

Treasure Life's Little Moments

I sat down to make the cards for our swap at work.  I recently discovered a new technique, and I thought I'd use that to make the cards.  I think you're going to like, so I'll share.

This is a negative image stamp from Hero Arts - Silhouette Bells.  The first thing I did was take a 12x12 piece of white cardstock.  I misted it with Moonlight and Yellow Daisy glimmer mist.  After I dried the paper with my heat gun, I stamped Silhouette Bells with Versamark and embossed with Vanilla Zing embossing powder.  (I was able to get twelve of these rectangles from my cardstock.)  As you can see, the glimmer mist shows through the negative image.  I left a little edge and then mounted this on Bazzill splash cardstock.  The card base is made from CTMH Key Lime.  A layer of two ribbons and an embossed sentiment finished off this simple card.  If you'd like to see this card in more detail, just click on the image.

UPDATE: A negative image stamp is when the background is brought to the foreground.  For instance, the flowers in my card do not have ink on them but rather the background is inked and embossed. 


Sheila H said...

I love the card. Can you explain what a negative image stamp is exactly? I'm fairly new to stamping and don't quite understand. Thanks!

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL...and what a fun new technique. I'm going to have to try that!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card, love the soft pretty colors.