Saturday, March 13, 2010

Michael Strong stamps

I've been wanting to share some cards I made with a new set of Michael Strong Stamps. It is a set of 4 stamps, 3 sizes of a paisley and 1 large panel of layered paisleys. On this card I used the panel to do the Joseph's Coat technique. You brayer a rainbow of colors on glossy cardstock. When dry you stamp with Versamark or other clear embossing powder and heat emboss with clear EP. Last you ink over the entire panel with a darker ink and buff it off the embossed areas.

I also used a Hero Arts stamp, the heart, an Autimn Leaves flourish stamp for the background, and the Anna Griffin sentiment stamp.

On this card I stamped one of the paisley's repeatedly. I colored them then cut out the layers. After putting small pieces of adhesive foam on the backs I layered them back together. You can see it better in the last photo. The background is a paper napkin ironed to the shiny side of Freezer Wrap from Reynolds. Then it can be adhered to the card front. The gold spikey circle is wrapping paper glued to cardstock which is then cut using a Nestabilities die.

I have more cards made with this set I hope to get up tomorrow. Thank you Michael Strong!


Shar said...

These are wonderful! Love the colors and elegance on the top card and the wonderful design and boldness of the second!

Anonymous said...

such beautiful strong colors. Love them!

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards! I love the blues on the heart card and great technique!

NancyS said...

These are BEAUTIFUL, Martha! Love the vibrant colors and your terrific designs. TFS.

Hetty said...

What a beauties! This is real eye candy Martha!