Hello and Happy New Year!
2020 seems to have started quickly with January almost over in the blink of an eye. I’m popping in to inspire you to get your year off to a creative start.
Darkroom Door has released a brilliant new collection of stamps and stencils and Rachel has kindly gifted me with some stamps so I can share a bunch of new projects with you. First up are some projects using the wonderful Darkroom Door Warm Wishes rubber stamp set.
I love the fineness of line in these stamps, they are so delicate and I think will become a firm favourite with me and hopefully many of you. They are so easy to create with, simply stamped onto book paper as in this tag trio or coloured up with any of the myriad of supplies available.
There is something about simple black and white, classic and modern at the same time. To create this trio, I simply stamped the stems onto book paper then glued it onto small tags. A bit of black ink around the edges, some sentiments and a bit of fussy tying at the top and the trio were done. Warm Wishes comes with a nice set of words and phrases that will suit a range of occasions.
The lovely long stems make it so easy to ink different parts separately. I’ve done that with the stem for this tent folded card using Wendy Vecchi inks. The bottom was shaped using a Spellbinders die but you could just as easily add a punched edge instead.
The stems from Warm Wishes work well as single flowers but also in pairs and trios. I’ve used a pair of similar size for this colourful tag, simply stamped onto book paper then fussy cut. I love the soft creaminess the book paper gives to the images.
If you are wondering about the background – it was made using Dylusions Shimmer spray. I simply sprayed a couple of colours over my tag then laid some crinkled clingwrap over the top. Once it was dry, the tag had a wonderful abstract background with a beautiful shimmer. Of course, being Dylusions smearing a scrape of gesso over to knock back some of the colour results in a faded, pastel type effect. I love the tone on tone effect in this type of background – perfect for my flower stems.
- Darkroom Door Warm Wishes rubber stamp set
- Darkroom Door Wander quote stamp
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology metals
I hope you have enjoyed this little snippet of inspiration. Make sure you pop over to Darkroom Door to see the rest of the January 2020 release!