Saturday, 20 August 2016

Stamped Sentiment as Main Focus at Twofers.

It's time for our 26th challenge at Twofers - a whole year of challenges now! - and it was my turn to choose the theme, which is to have a stamped sentiment as the main focus of your work.

I chose the sentiment "Be bold or italic, never regular" from Dylusions. I backed this with a die cut panel, stamped and chalked while the die was still in place, using Versamark ink, a few shades of brown chalk, and a very old manuscript stamp of unknown origin.

I embossed a panel of cream card with a text embossing folder from Crafters Companion to use as the background, but when I did a trial assembly of the card I didn't like the cream, so rather than starting again with a new piece of card in another colour, I changed the colour by sponging it all over with Alchemy Wax and then adding a little distress ink around the edges.

To keep the script theme, I stamped a flower with the same text stamp I had used for the chalking, to add with a few buttons as embellishments.

I am sharing this with
Fab'n'Funky - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Words/Letters on the background
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes


cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jane, such a great sentiment.

Pia S said...

I see on Twofers you're considering to closing it down. I just wanted to say I've so enjoyed your challenges. You've forced me to rummage through all my stamps to see what I've got that could work for your themes and I've used both favorite stamps, some I thought I'd never use and some I've Wanted to use but have lacked ideas for. No other challenge blog has had this effect on me. I'm sorry you haven't had the number of entries that your hard work deserve. I'm going to enter this challenge as well. Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration.

Greta said...

Love how you stamped the flower to match, Jane & inking the dry embossed background was a great idea!

Joan said...

Lovely card Jane, love the stamped flowers

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month