Handmade Seaside Card

This is the result of my playing with my Woodware ‘Seashells’ stamps, versafine ink and embossing powders.

Seaside Card

Seaside Card Close Up 1

Seaside Card Close Up 2

The background was made from a piece of lining paper I’d used as a drying mat for brusho pieces.

I’ll definitely be using the embossing powders like this again.




A Super Sticky Stamp Solution

I bought some Woodware ‘Seashells’ stamps recently. They are beautiful, but I had a really hard time using them to begin with, because they are so sticky. I used the stamping platform, but the stamp stuck to the paper and when I lifted it off, it ripped the thin paper I was stamping on to.

I got some advice from the place I bought them from (Loobi Crafts) and they suggested I try Versafine ink. Well wow it really worked!

sticky stamp prints

The print on the left is black Archival and on the right is navy blue Versafine ink. Both are one print using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.

After years of crafting I think I’m going to swap ink. From Archival to Versafine!