Friday, January 6, 2017

Working with a Large Cling Stamp

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I was intrigued by Elizabeth Background from "Hey Love" Release over Simon Says Stamp.
This stamp is quite large and can only be used properly with the original MISTI (sorry Mini). 

What I love about this stamp is its symmetry and intricacy.
Those little space provides tons of inky goodness.
Take a look at my card, you'll see what I mean.

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You know me...I love bright colors!

I love using a piece of acetate to ink up Distress Inks (with a spray of water) to add colors. 
  Because it is such a large cling stamp, you may not get all the embossing perfectly at one try. It actually took me 3 tries with the help of MISTI. However, if you miss part of the embossing, this messy watercolor is perfect and looks intentional.

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I also use the largest Stitched Rectangle Die for the entire card front. I think it's great to maximize the use of this ornate image.
happy birthday

 What do you think? This cling stamp offers SO much. I love that it covers a large surface area. Imagine that you can stamp your own pattern paper, book marks/tags, gift bags ...etc.
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
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14 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Virginia. It makes an awesome background

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow thats a beautiful card! Inspiring me to use my large stamps the same way. Thanks!

Cindy C. said...

Just one word Virginia, awesome!!!

Elaine Thompson said...
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LV K said...

Did you color background first, then stamp with black (?), then emboss with white? Thanks.

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks, everyone, for your positive feedback.
LV K: I simply white-embossed the image first and then add watercolors. Easy as 1-2-3! :)

Sheila H said...

Beautifully done, Virginia. The card is stunning.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Virginia - you really made the most of that yummy cling stamp! And I love the black sentiment blocks with it!! Happy New Year!

Harriet said...

Beautiful colors, Virginia. This stamp reminds me of lovely, lovely lace. Beautiful, beautiful.

Lisa said...

Stunning card Virginia!! Love how artsy is is!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours, Cathy x

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a gorgeous image! I love the resist!!!

Misty Elam said...

Oh my gosh!!! The more I scroll down, the more excited I get!!! I LOVE this Happy Bday card!!! WOW!!! I love the colors you chose, I LOVE the stamp. The gold thread with the white on black sentiment is perfect! This card is perfection!!! Wow, I didn't realize this stamp was so intricate. It wasn't on my radar until now... Thanks Virginia. <3 <3

Melissa L. said...

This is beautiful, Virginia.