How are you liking STAMPtember so far? Today, I have a card using the Layered Bats stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Although, if you scroll down you can see today’s STAMPtember collaboration set from Memory Box. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
OK, so lets chat about how this card came together. First off, on a piece of watercolour card I added a couple of layers of white gesso. Then I applied Tim Holtz Crackle Texutre paste through one of the Layered Bats stencil, let it completely dry and then added the crackle paste againt through the second stencil and again allowed it to dry and develop the crackle.
Next, I went to town with Fossilzed Amber Spray Stain, Wild Honey Distress Oxide Spray, Dried Marigold Distress Spray Stain and Black Soot Distress Spray Stain.
As you can see in these pictures, the sprays create a lovely watery background and they soak into the cracks in the crackle to emphasise the texture. I took the smaller of the stencils, Black Soot Distress Mini Ink Pad and a Blender Brush and blended more bats over the top of the crackly bats. It’s all about the layering with this card.
So much crackle, texture and interest!
I used the Toil And Trouble stamp and die set for the greeting. With the leftover sprays on my mat I lightly colour a piece of watercolour card. I then stamped a sentiment from the Toil And Trouble set in Nocturne ink and die cut with the matching die. A final touch was to add Mica Flakes, Eggshell Pearls and Sequins to accent.
- 01 September – Simon Says Stamp Exclusives release
- 02 September – Blog Party
- 03 September – Pink Fresh stamp set and matching die – sold out
- 04 September – Lawn Fawn stamp and die set + Lawn Fawn stamp set
- 05 September – Memory Box stamp and die set + Memory Box stamp set
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
This is brilliant. I love how the black bats still look defined when the overlap the crackle paste! Thanks so much for the inspiration:)