Saturday, May 26, 2018

Love and Kisses

Hello friends, it's Ann here with a beautiful stamp by Penny Black which I've stamped using the Misti tool.  The stamp is 'Spontaneous Joy' and is a red rubber stamp, which means it is possible to apply pigment to the rubber and stamp the colour directly to the paper.  I have used mainly Distress Markers, and a couple of Tombow markers for these cards, (a water based ink is ideal) after watching this youtube lesson by the very talented Jill Foster.  I used watercolour paper, even though no water was added to the pigment.  I will try using regular card stock next time, but the effect of dry stamping on watercolour paper has given a lot of texture to the surface.

This was my first effort, and you can see the depth of colour is more concentrated than my second attempt below, where I tried to obtain a softer look.  I have to say I like them both!

The process involves a lot of repeat stamping - no brushes or water!

  • Firstly ink all over the flowers in a very light ink - the first one I used Antique Linen Distress Ink, but found the outline a little difficult to cover in some areas, so on the second card I used Memento Angel Pink.
  • Next ink up the stems and leaves with memento Bamboo Leaves - take care not to cover any of the flowers so for this the little dew drop inks are perfect!
  • By this stage, you will be able to see the whole image, and from here on you just keep applying pigment, through markers or ink pads, to wherever you want more colour.  
  • Please be patient with this technique, as it can take quite a while to achieve the look you're after - and avoid the impulse to touch it with a brush or water - it doesn't help!  Just keep adding to one section after another, until you are satisfied with your result.
  • It is a lot of fun, and I encourage you to give this a try with any of Penny Black's beautiful red rubber stamps.  You do need a stamping tool too - because you need to repeatedly stamp in the same place to achieve the layered look you wish.

I decided to follow Jill's idea of masking around the stamp, and sponging inside the masked area with Distress Ink Antique Linen, then adding some very light script stamping, as it seemed so perfect a finish for this lovely image.

The sentiment is from Altenew Heartfelt Sentiments stamp and is embossed with some random red embossing powder from my stash and Ranger platinum embossing powder.

The card fronts are adhered to kraft card and cream card which seemed to suit the watercolour paper best.

Products available from Scrapbook Boutique:

Stamp:  Spontaneous Joy by Penny Black, Heartfelt Sentiments by Altenew
Markers:  Distress Markers - shades of pink and burgundy, and green
Embossing Powder:  

Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope you can enjoy some crafty time too!


  1. So so pretty - I love how you achieved that depth of colour!

  2. So beautiful Ann, love Penny Black stamps


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