I decided that it would be a good idea to show the digital stamps on a card or something if/when I post them to sell, in addition to just a pic of the stamp itself, so I set about playing with a couple of them today. Here's the first one:
Stamp: RandomBliss digital Not-So-Grim Reaper; Paper: Core'ordinations Black Magic, DCWV green and black textured cardstock; Accessories/tools: DIY texture plate, Martha Stewart graveyard border punch, Recollections ribbon, colored pencils, Gamsol
I used the Gamsol Magic technique to color my reaper. It just seemed like he should have an acid green aura, so I went with it... Curious about the embossed/sanded bats in the background? Read on:
Remember this post, where I shared how I made my own texture plate? Yeah, I forgot about it, too, until I read a thread about making them on Splitcoast a couple of weeks ago... I decided that I needed to make one with bats for Halloween (after all, I have new digi stamps that need company), so I got a Ritz cracker box and my Martha Stewart bat punch and made this:
Here's a closeup of the texture:
After I ran the cardstock through the Cuttlebug with my new texture plate, I sanded the surface to expose the color core (in real life it's yellow, not white). I got to use some fun Halloween ribbon I bought on clearance last year, and an as-yet-unused Martha Stewart border punch, too! I didn't really think the card needed much else, so I left it alone.
And that's that! I have a witch all colored and ready to go, too, but I'm not sure when I'll actually get the card made. I didn't want to hold up this post waiting on that card ('cuz I'm just so excited to share what fun I'm having, don'tcha know?), so...
Thanks for stopping by, and please post a link if you decide to make your own texture plate - I'd LOVE to see what you come up with! G'night!
Oh my goodness, I can't wait to try that ... so many fun possibilities ... and I love your not-so-grim reaper ... adorable.
Posted by: SmilynStef | August 31, 2010 at 06:51 PM