Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping a One Layer Card

Hello friends!

If you love stamping like me, today's card is all about stamping. 
Good old-fashioned stamping, that is.
A first glance, you might think this cling stamp is way too large...
At least, that's what I thought. 

There are something very satisfying about cling stamps.
 This one called "Dreams of Love" from Penny Black stamps so beautifully.
you're so loved 

Gradually, I sponged, yes.... sponged each color to the cling stamp and added color one tiny bit at a time. The Distress Oxide used in this card are: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Pickled Raspberry, Candied Apple, Peel Paint, Ice Spruce and Pine Needle. Because it was sponged, the colors were very subtle and the Oxide would blend on its own. I merely highlighted the area with more intense color.

you are so loved -001

I didn't use any fancy sponges or applicator for the ink transfer.
You do not need Fancy Ink-Blenders to do this ( I just saved you $50! 😁!

you are so loved

Once I am happy with the colors, I decided to add one "Square Frame Die" and stamped the sentiment "you are so loved" from an older Valentine's stamp set from Penny Black (sorry, I can't find the link).
you are so loved -002

I hope you enjoy today's post and perhaps you can try using a sponge to apply various inks to achieve organic and unique color combo. To me, this is the beauty of stamping. offers die cut sale. You can find all the Penny Black products here.
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Thank you for stopping by!


Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! The frame die really looks great along with that pretty flower!

Maura said...

Beautiful, Virginia - I too like the soft look of sponging on the stamp and that frame adds so much unique interest! Thanks for inspiring as always!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous! Love the frame!

conil said...

Absolutely glorious bloom perfectly outlined by that frame. The colors reach out and grab you immediately. said...

Love the softness of the colouring. And the frame really makes it pop!

Sue D said...

I like the colors you used for sponging and the framing.

Linda BL said...

The Distress inks blended together to make such a gorgeous color for the flower. The Square Frame Die in black is such a great contrast to the flower. Such a great card!

Dawn T said...

Stunning Virginia. The Penny Black stamps really make that watercolour look so incredible. Love the black frame around your flower