Welcome to the third and final 'Sponsor Spotlight' for January.
We are thrilled to have Crafty Individuals sponsoring the challenge this month.
As well as a fantastic range of original design rubber stamps they stock papers, masks, dies and a whole array of other crafting must haves.
I felt incredibly privileged to be given the opportunity to work with a couple of stamp sets and rather got carried away! My choice of stamp sets were;
There is so much detail in each of these designs so to me it was important that they really take centre stage on my cards. Once I'd got a design that worked it was easy to replicate it for each of the four images.
For each of the sets I created an initial 'masterboard' using white acrylic paint as a resist and three complimentary Distress Inks to add blended colour.
It was a great way to produce both the backgrounds for each card and the base for each stamped image.
The detail in each image is so fine and the Jet Black Archival ink made each one pop over the coloured base.
The addition of some clear heat embossing and a coordinating border helped to make sure they became real focal points.
The script style used for each image was echoed through the use of Tissue Tape strips, drawing the eye and adding to the balance of the composition.
Using Black Soot Distress Ink on the edges of each background helped to compliment the stamping but seemed a little too harsh on its own, so I drew on white border lines.
As well as the obvious fact that you get two images for the price of one in each set, I love these sets because they are suitable for a range of occasions, both joyous and those which need to be more subdued (and are often quite tricky to get right). That means you'll get even more use out of them, an important thing to think about when you are adding to your stash.
I hope you've enjoyed this final spotlight into the delights of Crafty Individuals products.
You haven't got long now to enter Claudia's 'No more shopping sins' challenge - you could be picked as one of our Top 3, be our Top Talent and get to display your work here at Our Creative Corner, or even win a wonderful prize kindly donated by Crafty Individuals!
Looking forward to seeing your creations and hearing those confessions!