This week I'm joining in with the CASE Study Challenge (CASE stands for copy and steal everything, by the way). This is the design that was set:
And here's my interpretation:
I used white pigment ink on Kraft card. At first the white really stood out, but as it dried it seemed to fade a little. Maybe the Kraft card soaked it up. So although I like the result, it's not as punchy as I would have liked.
Then I thought about stamping with acrylic paint instead, to get a bolder finish, so that's what I did here:
The result is definitely bolder, but it has a different look to stamping with ink. This was my first attempt at stamping with acrylic paint. At first I applied the paint directly on to the stamp, but I was a tad heavy-handed and some of the finer detail was lost. So then I applied the paint onto an acetate sheet and then pressed the stamp into that before stamping on the card. The result was much better doing it that way. It's not as crisp as the ink-stamped version, but I think it has its own charm.
The design definitely stands out more in black, but I'm not sure which version I like the best. I was thinking that perhaps the black version would make a nice sympathy card if the white mat behind the sentiment was changed to black. I also thought that another version of the white using embossing powder might be a good way to make the white stamping pop.
I am entering the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - Clean and Simple