Friday, November 21, 2014

brushstrokes2stamp {The Stamps of Life}

I'm happy to introduce you to brushstrokes2stamp, from The Stamps of Life
I had a blast creating backgrounds, sentiments, and designs with this stamp set! 

On this card, I paired brushstrokes2stamp along with new tag dies, that Stephanie Barnard created for Sizzix.  (affiliate link) I'm a sucker for tag dies. They have so many uses, and I love putting them on cards or using them for journaling blocks (plus, well. . .using them as tags.) I stamped the brushstroke in three colors of pigment ink to create this fun effect. Then I died the ribbon to match. I used color-ready ribbon from Close To My Heart, and I just got it slightly wet and then brushed ink onto it. It spread and blended and turned out really fun!

On this card I tapped my stamps into some diluted ink, to create a watercolor effect, and then added a few splotches with a brush. Super simple, but kind of fun, right?
On this last card I overlapped the brushstrokes to create a background and then just stamped my sentiment right on top. I'm just realizing I need to reproduce this card about 20 times, because how EASY is that, and it's the perfect card to mass-produce. I think it will be fun to play with different color combinations too. I know what I'm working on tonight! :)

1 comment:

Susan aka Mimi said...

I do like these cards. CTMH has a few sets that are brush strokes but I wasn't liking them until I saw your creations! Now I guess I need them!!! Funny how that works! Thanks a lot! ;)