So today I was very excited to ink up my new Penny Black stamp (Unfolding), which took nearly a month to get here! I seriously am in love with this stamp!
I began by applying the distress markers to the stamp, spritzing just a little and then stamping. I prefer to use normal card stock (this one is a natural white with a bit of fleck) over watercolour paper for this type of stamp and because it isn't very watercolour you have to be careful not to use too much water. I was using my MISTI stamping tool, so I was able to add some shading in areas and I used Zig CCRB markers for some of these highlights. I went over the highlights with my clear Wink of Stellar - a girl needs a bit of shimmer!
I don't have any Sympathy cards in stock, and hope I don't need any, but decided this was a lovely peaceful image.
The sentiment is from Altenew and was embossed with a metallic powder.
I added the stitching, just a few neutral sequins and then matted on dark silver cardstock.
I shall enter this in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Anything Goes Challenge and the CAS Mix it Up Challenge - Embossing.