Saturday, November 17, 2007


THANK YOU for visiting my blog!

Over at Arty Girlz, the challenge this week is HEARTS. I love hearts! I am particularly in love with the Impression Obsession hearts designed by Leigh Hannan. YUM YUM!

This card used Leigh's Impression Obsession heart filigree stamp and a calligraphy sentiment stamp from Quiet Fire Design.

The stamp is initially stamped with the tinted Top Boss Embossing Pad on watercolour paper, then heat set with clear embossing powder. Then I wet the cardstock with a wide brush , and drizzle Ecoline Watercolour Inks in little "blobs" all over the image, moving the cardstock around in my hand to allow them to move freely all around the paper. After it's dry, I press the image between a couple of pieces of clean scrap paper and iron off the embossing powder (hot dry setting on the iron), leaving this "faux batik" look, which I really like.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Ancient Page Archival Dye Ink (Coal Black), and put the card together.

Here are a couple of other cards done with the same Impression Obsession stamp. I like how different cards can be, using the same stamp!


'Bella and Gabe said...

Amazing! WOW! Deborah these all are truly jaw-dropping!

~ Jennifer :)

Kim B said...

Hi Deborah
Got your comment- have NO CLUE why it's being bounced-LOL,
My server went on the blink for a while and apparently there was a load of mail that never came through- it's up and running now though-
I have about ten different Deb's in my address book- LOL, and not sure which one is yours- *sorry*!!
By the way- your cards are to die for!!! AWESOME work!

Rick said...

I stopped in - I saw - I liked.

Rosie said...

You're absolutely right about that stamp... and I love the ways you've used it - yummy! :)

jo capper-sandon said...

What a beautifully written blog. It has a wonderful calm, genuine feel about it. Lucky you to belong to Quietfire's DT...a fave site of mine.
You have some stunning work here....I was really moved by the cards for your friend.
I shall definately be back.

crissi said...

wow Deborah its stunning the heart is beautiful and the sentiment love the technique you have used the other cards are beautiful to.
Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenges hope to see you againe next week.
crissi xx

Andrea, said...

Such stylish cards, that stamp is so beautiful

Sandy said...

Wow amazing. Wonderful Cards.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Very elegant effects from this beautiful stamp!

deb said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I've had a quick look through your work and I love the gentle feel that it all has. I will be back for another look.

Nanie said...

Great cards ! Very elegants !

Julie said...

Oh WOW!!!

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz challenges once again :)

Hope to see you again next week ;) xx

Penny said...

I adore what you've done with these hearts!