Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sense of Time

Sense of Time is one of those retired stamp sets I often use.  To show you versatility of this stamp, or any other stamp with similar images, I've put this post together for you to inspire the use of different techniques.

Polished stone is such an effective technique for stunning backgrounds...

Pale Plum and More Mustard are the colours used on this card.  The images are stamped on in Stayz-on.
Same colours but much darker...
This one was a bit over powering with the Perfect Plum and More Mustard so I put a sheet of vellum over the top...
There are many embossing techniques and this one is purrrfect for a clock - layer upon layer of clear gives that shiny glass look, a watch face has.

I often leave off the greeting simply so that I am not tied down and can use for any occasion.
 Then there is chalking 
I love chalking.  It is so soft and the tones one can get... love it.

and a touch of distressing to create this look...
A little vintage on this one, with the stamping in black - Baroque Motifs is the flourish in the background with ink pad drag on the card edges.
A closer look shows how randomly I chalked the clock/watch face with greens, yellow and lighter blues.
Made for a dear work colleague, the clock is chalked and clear embossed to again resemble a clock face, the background crimped after it was stamped.

With the launch of the new catalogue and all the new stamping sketches, don't forget to pull out a retired set occasionally and rediscover why you fell in love with it in the first place.

Thank you for visiting, stay warm and keep crafting.