Monday, April 09, 2007

CPS Sketch 9

Here is my submission for CPS Sketch 9. You can get the weekly sketch here. For my project, I wanted to use Stampbord. I'm in LOVE with Stampbord! Supplies:
  • A2 size cardstock. I used Prism cardstock.
  • Flourish stamp is Magenta
  • Sentiment is unknown
  • Stampbord in two sizes: domino and 1.25 x2.5
  • Scratch knife by Stampbord
  • VersaMagic Inks: Tea Leaves, Spanish Olive, Key Lime, Spring Pansy & Purple Hydrangea
  • MicroGlaze

The first thing I did was line up the Stampbord the way I wanted it. I kept the pieces next to each other when I did the background on the Stampbord. I started with the purple center and used the Spring Pansy and then a little Purple Hydrangea on top applying the ink directly from the ink pad, not totally covering it, but just highlighting. Then the greens: first the Tea Leaves fairly heavy and making sure to blend just a bit with the purples. A little Spanish Olive on top of that and then a tiny bit of Key Lime for highlights. I let that dry for a few minutes. I then put the pieces back together, side by side, and stamped the flourish with black Brilliance ink.

After all that ink dried for about 10 minutes, I applied some MicroGlaze sparingly on each piece. This not only seals the inks, but gives the finish a nice shine. I applied the MicroGlaze with a paper towel. I should've used a soft cloth, only because I think it would've polished the Stampbord surface to a much higher gloss. I rubbed a bit harder around the edges of each piece of Stampbord to give it a slightly worn look.

I then used the scratch knife and carved lightly into the Stampbord to create the highlights. This is the best and funnest part of Stampbord - creating the highlights.

When I finished the scratching, I used adhesive to mount the Stampbord to my cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and I was done!


Julie said...

Nice boards! And you even whipped out the microglaze! Impressive :)

Godelieve said...

Wow Debbie, I really like this! Wonderful card! That stampboard looks fantastic to work on!

ct said...

love this! so creative! Christine

hutch ink designs... said...

Geez, this is beautiful! I have never heard of this stampboard! Love the rich colors that you choose! It is simply wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Ohhhh this is beautiful! What a great idea on this sketch!
Melissa Phillips

Chris said...

Beautiful card... I have only seen stampboard a couple of times but you have used it in a fab way. Lovely