This card was created using another stamp by LaBlanche
. The name of this one is "Bird Cage"
. Isn't this a beautiful stamp. Joan's Gardens
has a nice selection of these stamps. Both Joan and I have had some questions about these stamps, so I have prepared a mini tutorial to explain a little about them. The stamps are different from any I have previously owned. Here is the description from Joan's Gardens
" La Blanche Stamps are mounted on very lightweight, hard foam and the stamps themselves are made from high quality silicon, which results in very detailed images.The stamps are extremely heat resistant and they can be used with Archival Ink, VersaFine ink pads and also with StazOn ink."
This picture shows how the stamps are packaged. Also you can see the package of "Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs I colored with. The stamp I am using is out of the package (there is only one stamp when you order the Bird Cage). Today I am stamping on a piece of glossy card stock.
Here is a picture of the supplies I used to create my card: The Bird Cage stamp, some Websters Pages design paper from a pack that came out last year, a Tim Holtz cutting tool, Nestabilities Label Seventeen dies, Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink and applicator.
I colored the design using the Cut-n-Dry nibs by touching the tip onto an ink pad. I always like to try out new products and really like these nibs for coloring. You can also use reinkers to pick up color. I just put a dot of ink on my Teflon mat and pick up a little of the ink on the tip of the Nib. The Nibs have a very fine point and are especially easy to use in small areas. They only pick up a little color so it helps the design to show through very well. You can also use Copic markers for a nice finish. I stamped my design on a piece of glossy card stock. When using glossy card stock, you always need to be sure the ink is dry before coloring, or it will smear. You probably already know that. I love how easily the color glides across glossy card stock; the ink doesn't sink in like it does on regular card stock.
I cut the colored stamped image out with the Labels Seventeen Nesties and sponged around the edges with the Distressed ink. I didn't want to cover up any of the design in the dp, so I used the craft knife to cut around a few items so I could slip the stamped design under them (leaves on the bottom left and flowers on the bottom right).
The sentiment is from the JustRite "You Inspire Me", stamp set. A few flowers were punched and assembled to add to the top corners.
This is a picture of the stamp. It looks really different doesn't it. You can't really tell how very detailed this stamp is when looking at it like this.
Here is what it looks like after you have applied the ink. Now you can really see all the detail. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and first rubbed it across the stamp to get ink on it, then tapped all across the design to be sure the ink was applied nice and even.
This is what TOTALLY surprised me. I just sprayed some plain water onto this stamp to clean it and look how amazingly clean the stamp is. This stamp did not stain like my other stamps.
I love this new line of stamps. Please go over to Joan's Gardens to see all the beautiful LaBlanche stamps she has in her store. The Cut-n-Dry Nibs and all other products used on this card can also be ordered from Joan's Gardens
Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog.