Friday, May 7, 2010

i just love the smell of ink in the morning...

Hello, everyone! Today i've got a card to show, one i did a couple weeks ago. Sorry the photo's a little fuzzy, something to do with the scan, and i don't have the card with me for a redo. This card was the result of just wanting to use my new stamps! i heat-embossed the images on the black cardstock, then stamped the calligraphy block on white cardstock. i added color using acrylic paints mixed with Pearl-Ex powders. The black and white center tile is the center of the stamp, cut-out and covered with a clear epoxy sticker. The letter "R" was printed from the computer. Why "R"? Just because it looked good!

Ingredients: CS - stash, Papertrey Ink; stamps - Writing Set by Clearly Impressed; ink - Versamark, Ranger Archival; acrylic paint/gloss medium; Pearl-Ex powders; white embossing powder; clear epoxy sticker; pop-dots.

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have an artful day!


  1. "just because it looked good!" Love it! i USED TO LOVE MIXING MY PEARL EX POWDERS INTO PAINT...LIKE lUMIERE PAINT...SO YUMMY. i MISS THE ARTY STUFF i USED TO DO...YOU ARE MAKING ME LONG FOR MORE TIME TO JUST BE CREATIVE (shit. Caps lock was on, Sorry.) Great card are full of talent.

  2. As the recipient of this card, I can say... this card is even more beautiful in person. I SO want the stamp on the middle layer! The are is for "Righteous"... as in... righteous artwork, Dudette!

    I've been having all kinds of fun playing with pearlex lately - experimenting with it in different mediums, etc.

    I may just have to rip off your title line too... made me grin hugely!

  3. Rip away, Barb! Yeah, i've been experimenting with Pearl-Ex in polymer clay. Really nice! That stamp you like comes from "Writing Set" - they're clear stamps at
    And thanks for the comment, Dana! i thought you were screaming at me for a minute, but no, just caps-lock oops. Hehe.