Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Stamps To Play With

This card was made with part of an energy-drink can as an embellishment. The lace was coloured with my home-made shimmer mist.

I just love this stamp!! I didn't realise, when I bought it on Trademe, that it was a single stamp rather than a set of many. I'm so pleased with the way this image comes out.
I used a dye ink over patterned paper and then covered the entire image with a Shellac solution to age it. I then coloured parts of crocheted doily's (good find Mum) with shimmer mist, added a long pin and some buttons and highlighted the butterfly with sepia dimensional product.

The stamp used here, and on the next couple of examples too, is another Trademe treasure!
I can't help but think that this image looks a lot like my Aunty Norma in her younger days. Again, I added coloured crochet work and a long pin. The top right corner of the patterned paper was inked over a Tim Holtz Mini Mask and the mask left in place while I stamped the main image with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

The same stamp with a totally different look. This time I stamped on pre-printed paper with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and coloured the lace with shimmer spray. The pearls just top it off, I think.

Here, I made a tag using a technique I saw on You Tube. Image was stamped with White Stazon, onto white cardstock. Dye ink (in this case two colours of Distress Ink)was applied over the image then wiped with a paper towel to lift off any stray ink from the white stazon. Then I applied the black rub-ons and an inked Swirly Snail from Buzz & Bloom.


  1. You have some awesome stamps Esther so tell me more about the home made shimmer mist sound interesting..
    Your cards are excellent love the colours.

  2. Love all you stamps Esther, great collection.
    love all the different ways and colours you use!! Great shimmer mist too !!!!