Saturday, April 14, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 - Challenge #1 Custom Foam Stamps

Linda is hosting a challenge on the techniques from Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curiosities 2". Simon Says Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge. This week is making and using custom foam stamps. I made an ATC, the custom foam stamp was made from the row house on the edge die cut.
To make the ATC, I cut some of the paper made with the glimmering rainbows technique, a stamped a Tim Holtz ATC stamp for the background with ripe persimmon Distress Ink.
 Inked my custom foam stamp with sepia Archival ink, then stamped the numbers reflection stamp with black Archival ink on to the foam stamp,
 and stamped it all on the bottom of my ATC. The foam stamp doesn't ink the same way a rubber stamp does. The numbers aren't all clear, but I like the texture they add to the houses.
To complete the ATC, stamped a saying with black Archival Ink.  Inked the edges of the card with sepia Archival Ink. Stamped on birds in flight, coated with detail gold embossing powder and heat set. And added a gold bird charm to the top.
 This was fun, excited for the next challenge! Remember to go to Linda's blog to join in the fun!


Heidi said...

This is gorgeous! I love the deep vibrant colourd!

Lisa H said...

Very nice!! Thank you too for sharing the glimmering rainbows technique - it is new to me. I'll have to try that!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Carol, this is stunning! Great job on the technique and the lovely composition-- truly a beautiful work of art. I'm delighted it shared it at CC2C

Vic said...

Wonderful ATC! (Please consider turning off word verification - I love commenting but it makes it so difficult.)

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool! I used that die too. Love what you've done with the birds... gorgeous!

SophieNewton said...

Beautiful. I love the colour and the gold embossing details is stunning
Sophie x

Ann said...

The colours are just amazing, so very clever layering too, I love your atc!!
Ann xx

Maria said...

Hi Carol! Wow, you've got so many gorgeous projects on here, including this ATC! Great job! I love how your foam stamp turned out. :) And thank you for the sweet comments on my blog ... hope you have a crafty (but restful) weekend!! :)