When I received the beautiful Waiting for Mr Darcy stamp set from Oxford Impressions, once I stopped oohing and aahing over the stamps, I knew I would be using some of the stamps for a birthday card for my lovely friend Ira who has a love for Jane Austen.
The card was the first I made with the stamps so the card I shared with you HERE, was actually the second card made, as you can see, they both share the same colour palette and style.
I used a cold press watercolour paper and because of the texture not only from the actual paper but with the addition of the pattern paper, book text, Gesso and also the paint which was applied in such a random fashion as to create texture, I knew that if I stamped directly onto the panel I would most likely lose the beautiful detail of the stamp so I opted to stamp onto tissue paper.
Patches of stamping in the form of the damask stamp from French Script stamp set, a stamp which is rarely stored away because I use it so much. I used the stamp merely to break up the background and also to bring cohesion to the card.The feather and ink well are two individual stamps on the set but I decided to combine them. The actual reason was because I didn’t allow for space! I was sure I had made enough allowance and happily adhered the woman and text only to realise I had no room left!Thank You for visiting this scheduled post. It is possible that at the time of this post going live that I have continued to be very quiet regarding my visits to your own Blogs but please know that as soon as I can, I will catch-up with you.
09 Sep 2014 25 Comments