Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Stampbord !!!!!

Hey Peeps,

Hope everyone had a cool yule ha ha !

I've been playing with Stampbord for a couple of days {thank you Santa} Also Glimmer Screens and mists.

I took some advice from Glenda Waterworth and allowed myself two pieces to ruin......... anyway 6 ruined pieces later {and a re-run of a certain craft show for inspiration} I managed to make a couple of cards {I even salvaged a particularly dodgy piece see below}

Its good fun to play with and I've found a few cheats already ....

1) If your not to good at scratching back to white {One failed attempt, gave up, will try harder next time} use an inkssentials white pen and colour in instead ..... they are excellent.

2) If you accidentally scratch into your stamped line re-colour it with a matching gel pen !!!!

3) If you really make a mess turn it in to a very distressed piece, I have 3 grunge works in progress ha ha. {Stick with paler colours till your use to the 'soak up' of the surface}

I really need some UTEE to have a go at stamping into it, as I have a few ideas for jewelry but no one's open {Graphicus that mean you} till the 5th of Jan so I shall practice my scratching until then ha ha.

Very Goth !

This is gloss card spritzed with silverbells and black Glimmer Mists and 'cling-filmed', stampbord blacked out with black soot distress ink, stamped in white Stazon with and Elusive Images stamp (WIGL theme plate) (thank you Santa) I tried a bit of scratching but made a mess ! So I re-coloured it in with a gel pen, then added couple of punched flowers and a bit of stringy stuff.

Sunny Days !

This one is lemon card stamped with an EI stamp (flora bella), smudged up with some chalk eyes. Same goes with the stampbord but I coloured the bobbles in with the white gel pen this time. (too chicken to scratch)

Edged it with a dark brown chalk pad to give it a bit of contrast and layered it over the stamped image.

And just to prove that you can make something out of nothing, here's one I made a mess of and saved !!!!

Just a ruined bit of Stampbord further distressed , a bit of twine and an odd button, stamped with an EI stamp from the WIGL theme plate, mounted on glossy card splodged with a Tim Holtz distress ink and spritzed with Glimmer Mist and a flourish stamped for good measure.

Please feel free to leave me tips, I need them ha ha !

Hope you all have a great new year ! See you in 2009 ! Be Good x

Kath x


  1. Wow if you consider these to be just getting the hang of scratchbord I can't wait to see what you come up with when you really get into your stride! Fab cards, love that "Goth" one!
    Happy New Year!

  2. These are great Kath - love the cling film background and the sunny yellows are gorgeous.


  3. I don't know about leaving you tips Kath. You're doing more than fine without any. These are absolutely wonderful and I love the one you 'ruined'.

  4. Well, I love the 'ruined bit of Stampbord' - it's fabulous! One of those pieces that keep your eyes looking at it - lovely and interesting. Susan :)


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