Sunday 7 August 2011

Vintage Inventor


I've finally had my first play with the Vintage Inventor stamp set designed by Sam Poole. I must say that I love this stamp set. Here's the result of my first play -

I finally found some self-adhesive plumbers tape from a proper heating and plumbing shop and I was able to re-create a background like the one I've seen Sam do. Basically, take a piece of card and glue some die-cuts to it. Cover the whole lot with pieces of the plumbers tape - stagger them a bit. Use alcohol inks to colour the tape (I used Latte, Caramel, Oregano and Butterscotch). I also added some blending solution to make the result look a bit more interesting. Using a biro, I added some faux stitches where the tape pieces met. Finally, I stamped some cogs from the stamp sheet using Jet Black Archival.

The inventor was stamped onto Grungepaper using Jet Black Archival and is actually coloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink but this doesn't show up very well in the photo. The light bulb is stamped onto white shrink plastic using Stazon ink and then shrunk down using a heat gun.

The background is made using Antique Linen Distress ink and then a couple of small stamps from the sheet are stamped using the the Antique Linen and also Scattered Straw Distress Inks. I roughed the edges up a little with scissors and inked just the edges again with Scattered Straw.

The sentiment was stamped onto a small piece of card which was inked with Antique Linen and again roughed up with scissors and edged with Scattered Straw.

Hope you like the card.

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