Friday, July 24, 2020

Batik Stamping

It is my turn this week to have a challenge in my stamp group and I had just recently seen a card on Pinterest that I thought was so pretty, that I would like for us to give it a try.  Layers of heat embossing with either stamps and stencils or as I did used all stamps. Layering different colors of ink as you go.
You can find the tutorial for this technique HERE .

I was pretty happy with the results on both my cards except I think I would cut out the crumpling of my paper, since I used heavier papers all it did was put big creases in it and not sure if I care about that or not.

First I did a Birthday card, using a new dragonfly stamp as my main focus with flowers and leaves stamped for my background. The dragonfly was very easy to line up to stamp the different layers.

Heidi Grace - Winnefred St. Stamp set (flower)
Papertrey Ink - Mighty Oak stamp set (leaves)
Distress inks - Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide - Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz - Mixed Media card stock (for background) and Wildflowers Stems #2 die
Hero Arts - Color Layering dragonfly (3 layers of ink) and All occasion messages for little leaf
Gemini - Happy Birthday die
Wink of stella - clear sparkle pen

I put a little sparkle on his wings but I don't know if you can see it even on the side view.

Next I wanted to try a Christmas card since I am on a roll with getting a lot of them done this month.

Inkadinkado - 95901.L (snowflake stamp)
Hampton Arts - Snowflake cluster stamp
Hero Arts - Birthday messages stamp for the little dark snowflakes
Distress inks - Speckled Egg, tumbled glass and faded jeans
Memory Box - Winsome snowflake die
Cuttlebug - Snowflakes dies
Simon Says stamp - Tiny words Christmas stamp

It's a fun technique if you just want to get inky and use your stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



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Diane said...

Awesome card designs and colors Connie.

Hugs Diane

Esther Asbury said...

I don't think I've ever heard of this technique, but your cards turned out beautifully!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Your background look so pretty. The white embossing really packs a punch. The crumpled paper looks good too.

Leslie Miller said...

OMG, Connie, these look amazing! I'll need to study up on this technique for later. We're going camping again so I'll be MIA for a while.

aussie aNNie said...

Connie these are stunning cards, not sure if I have done this technique but love what I see, thanks for the link...great post. xxx

Donna Phelan said...

That technique makes for such beautiful backgrounds! Your cards are FAB!

Debbie said...

awwww, fun to be the leader!! you made good choices and i like the crumpled paper in the picture, i think it adds a nice element without taking over!!

both cards gorgeous!!!

Darlene said...

I've heard of this technique but it's been literally YEARS since I've played with it! Your cards both turned out beautifully! Thanks once again for inspiration! Happy Weekend my friend!

Louca por porcelana said...

Gorgeous cards!

Janice said...

This technique is amazing, with both of your backgrounds being just gorgeous. The cards are stunning and give such a lovely effect.