CAS(E) this Sketch #211 - Love & Sympathy

I've had this silhouette stamp for almost 5 years, and never used it because I didn't know how I could use it without giving too dark an impression. So I tried using a few colors instead of one solid color and softened it a little. I think it worked all right.

I made the image blurry, and this is how I did it: I first wet watercolor paper, inked the stamp with 3 colors of distress ink, and stamped the image. The ink reacted with the water, so the image blurred.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine ink, and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used black cardstock to frame the front panel at first, but it looked very stark. So I changed my mind - I colored watercolor paper with one of the distress inks I used for the image, and used it as a frame.

My design is base on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #211.

Stamp: Just Believe, Love & Sympathy (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Watercolor paper (140 lb - Strathmore), Stardream Quartz (Paper Source)

Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger - Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio), Versafine (Tsukineko - Onyx Black)
Accessories: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - Clear)

Thanks for Looking!


  1. Beautiful take on the sketch! I love how you softened the image!


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