Thursday, July 30, 2009

What is yellow?

I joined a swap with the theme, "What is Yellow?" and designed these cards: Marilyn's Hair, and Golden Sands.

I am still struggling with photo stamps. Because they are screened, they are fussy about ink and types of paper. I stamped the Maryilyn stamp using Document Stamping Ink by Stewart Superior, after I found that my StazOn Jet Black had gone dry. These permanent inks are a little sticky and normally produce a good image when used with photo stamps. I used a clay coat paper, but should have used glossy to get a crisper image. I colored her dress and hair with chalk. I want to say the Marilyn stamp is by Stampsmith, but I am not sure.

I had some wonderful metallic card stock from, and used it as the mount for this simple card. The John Donne quote is from Silver Crow Creations. This company is an excellent source for quotations! I paired the quote with an old PSX stamp of the beach. It is hard to see, but I used gold, green, and silver inks on glossy paper for the card, hoping that the metallic stock on the bottom would make the veining pop.

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