06 September 2018

Time - embossing resist

You're my past and future, I'd travel through time for you! My time travel inspired card features stamps from Visible Image and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with Distress ink and embossing resist.

Putting It Together

The first time I saw this stamp set, I thought of one of my favourite shows about a time traveller. 

I stamped the spiralling clock with gold on watercolour cardstock.

I then squished some Distress ink on to a piece of plastic packaging: Salty Ocean, Picked Raspbery, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet. I like using multiples when doing a splat technique but try to keep to ones that mingle well.

I misted, sprayed, and dribbled on the ink with a Distress Sprayer. The wet levels on various places were a bit random.

I flipped the inked plastic and patted it on various places around the clock until I felt there was enough colour transferred.

I liked the way this was looking.

I misted and dripped a bit more water and let the ink do magic.

Some of the colours ran together a bit more, blending, and water spots splatted, too.

I added a sentiment with black ink, trimmed the corners with a punch, and added it to a black card base.

For the inside, I stamped another sentiment on a white panel and added a gold embossed pocket watch. When using a black card base, I like to have a white or light coloured panel inside.



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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Stamp On It


  1. SO fun, I love your inking around the spiral. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Stamp It on Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  2. Fabulous card Kate! I love the background you've created, it's so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Across the miles / Travel” challenge over at The Sketchy Challenges & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  4. Lovely card, love the background. Thanks for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  5. Wauw, beautiful colours on your time travel. Thanks for pkaying along at The Sketchy Challenges. Hugs Ela *DT


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