Monday, June 12, 2017


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

On a recent visit to my favorite local stamp store, I was intrigued by
this Penny Black Stamp (Poetic Leaf 40-544) and just had to have a play with it.

 This was my first attempt.  After watching a video by Jill for Penny Black,
I stamped on glossy paper with distress inks.  First with Scattered Straw, then
with Vintage Photo, but just around the edges., I stamped several times, reinking
each time and I used the Misti.  Then, I stamped vintage photo onto my
craft sheet and spritzed with water.  Then I went around the outside of the
edge of the leaf with a paint brush letting the ink pool.  Using black distress
in and water on my crafts sheet, I tapped the paint brush above the image to
splatter the leaf.  Used distress ink around the edges.
 Background was created by stamping over the entire image with 
 a Wendy Veachi stamp from Stampers Annonymouse LCS036.
 Matted with some mustard  and dark brown colored Core'dinations paper
  on a cream 5x7 base card.

I used the same method as above for my second card. Inks used
for this card a memento Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy
The die is Spellbinders, the subtle background script stamp
(old ) was stamped with Antique linen distress in, right over
the entire image. Added a bow and matted onto two green mats
on a white 5x7 card base.

Here is a link to the video by Jill for Penny Black that I watched
before making these two cards.

click here then click the link

or copy and paste address into your browser.

Had a fun play with this stamp, and several went into 
the trash before I did the two I am showing today.
The glossy paper makes a big difference.  As well
as leaving well enough alone and not over doing it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later....


Sue said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are fab. The first one in particular looks like you can reach over and pick up the leaf.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful technique Sue and Thank you for sharing the it
Dr Sonia

cotnob said...

Super cards Sue, the first one looks so real and I love the rich colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Love your two gorgeous cards Sue, especially the Autumnal colored one, fabulous designs,Kate x

Donna Ellis said...

What lovely techniques used in the coloring of your leaves. Your brilliant colors are the perfect complement for the image. Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL! xx