Monday, June 11, 2018

spellbinders heart like a wildflower - DIY stamp

Back with more creations using Spellbinders Heart like a Wildflower etched die from the Stephanie Low collection. Hope you're enjoying this series as much as I'm enjoying playing with these beauties.

I revisited a technique we all know but rarely do - make a DIY stamp from a die using craft foam.

For my first card I used the lower right die. Cut it from black foam, adhered it to an acrylic block with temporary adhesive and stamped using Distress Inks. Foam stamps don't give the best coverage when you use dye ink. I spritzed the CS before stamping to help the ink soften/spread. Love the look.

Hero Arts All Occasion Messages stamp
gold gilding flakes/glue
gold embossing powder

I added splatters with watered down ink then dragged a paintbrush with some glue across the bottom and on a couple splatters and applied gilding flakes for a fabulous midas touch. Added a tiny heat embossed sentiment too.

You can also use pigment inks on foam stamps if you don't like the artsy look of the spritzed dye inks. I used Amuse pigment inks in Heather, Burano and Watermelon on this card.

 Spellbinders Heart like a Wildflower Etched die
Hero Arts All Occasion Messages stamp
gold embossing powder

Hope you're enjoying this series. I'll be back with a great little floral die tomorrow. Thanks again to Team Spellbinders for Heart like a Wildflower to create with. I'm joining in at:

The Flower Challenge - #21 Use Previous Challenge (using #11 BG stamping and entering card #1)

Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary


Kara Lynne said...

Stamping with dies - so clever and a great way to stretch your dies! I love your stamping both with Distress Ink and pigment inks!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Both beautiful cards. I love how you used the stamp in the first card to create such a fiery display. Beautiful with embossing. Thanks so much for joining our Feminine Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Created by Kath said...

So interesting how different both cards are, lovely! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Viv said...

Fabulous cards both of them Maria and what a great idea to use a die cut and make a stamp with it, I will have to try that out! Love your vibrant coloured flowers on the card you shared with us over at 'The Flower Challenge',and we hope to see you again there soon ;) Viv DT xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Maria! They are so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Anita in France said...

Yes I am, Maria ... enjoying this series that is! These are both lovely ... what a great technique (that I've not used yet) ... the effect is deliciously dreamy with both inks, though I am rather taken with that that first spritzed one with the gold trim ... so soft and feminine! Hugs, Anita :)

Ruth said...

So clever! I've seen this technique and never tried it - really you make the end result look so good. I particularly like the watercolour effect ones. xx

Lady Joyful said...

Both techniques are very pretty. Beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

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