When I saw the Serene Silhouettes stamp set in the new catalog, I wanted it immediately. I loved the shadowy nature images, but not for paper. I wanted to stamp on some metal with those beauties! This is a fairly new hobby to me, one that combines my creative left brain that is so fond of rubber stamps, and my inner chemist right brain, that loves a little bubble and burn!
Basically, I stamp an image on a piece of copper or bronze using Staz-on ink. When the metal is introduced to a chemical etchant (stuff they use to make circuit boards) the chemical erodes away the metal that is not protected by the layer of Staz-on ink. Freakin cool, right?
There is no end to what you can do with rubber stamps...one of my newer club members (who dabbles in all kinds of crafts herself) refers to rubber stamping as the gateway drug... it leads to all kinds of other crafty addictions!!
I wouldn't leave you without a card sample! Freshly Made Sketches caught my eye this week, thought I'd give their challenge a go using this great stamp set. Have a great weekend!
- Midnight Muse card base
- Whisper White card stock cut to 5 1/8 by 3 7/8
- Midnight Muse card stock cut with the 2 1/2" circle punch
- Image from Serene Silhouettes stamped in White craft ink
- Smaller circle stamped with Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White card stock, punched with the 1 3/4"circle punch.
- Sentiment from Sweet Essentials stamp set, stamped in Midnight Muse card stock
- Beautiful Wings embosslits die used for small white butterflies, run through the Big Shot