Sunday, September 9, 2007

Crows: Home-made Lino Stamps

These are the finished crow stamps. I kept at it until I had one I was happy with, but then I thought maybe I'd stamp them together for a murder! :0) So here's what I came up with:

I wanted to make a special card for our amazing friend Matt's birthday, and he loves crows/ravens as much as I do! I stamped the three crows together with craft ink & black embossing powder. At first it bothered me that the tails were overlapping, but then I thought it was kinda cute. I added the fine swirls with a pen and nib dipped in "Black Magic" waterproof drawing ink (also available at art supply stores.) The papers are naturals ivory for the main image and textured for the rest. The large black piece has a bit of sparkle to it (Thanks Esther for gifting them to me from your trip to Victoria!) The metal phrase is an aluminum dymo tag 'cause guys like the "industrial" look and crows like shiny stuff! (and so do I) :0)


If you would like more details about these crow stamps, you can find them here.


~* Tracy *~ said...

I think your crows are just gorgeous! You are a clever girl :)

Your "shiny stuff" comment has me all giggly... I am easily distractable and my DH teases me sometimes by saying that I'm half way through a sentence and then "OOH Something SHINY!!"... well you get the idea! It's late and my ear hurts

Gorgeous card

Denise... said...

Yes, I'm very curious. Very nice and very well done!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

You did an amazing job. I never could have done that!

Godelieve said...

These are fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

I love your crow stamps! I would really enjoy a tutorial on how to make them.