I recently took a few days to play with the Penny Black #40-452 Bejeweled cling stamp. I placed it on my MISTI and stamped with different mediums on several different surfaces. I don’t often have a couple of days just to play and explore, and it’s not easy for me to do so when I’m not sure what I’ll end up with!
I’m sharing several of the cards I created with the stamp. I have another half dozen stamped images on my worktable. At the end of the post, I’ve listed three links with inspiration and tips for stamping “brushstroke” stamps.
First up, I inked the Bejeweled stamp with Distress Ink pads and Distress Markers and stamped onto 110# Neenah cardstock.
The bloom was colored with Abandoned Coral, and the leaves/stems with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint. I didn’t mist the image at all, but I did color the stems selectively with the darker ink (Peeled Paint Distress Marker) for some variation. I finished the card panel by flicking Tumbled Glass ink and then Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray. After stamping the #30-344 Sunny Wishes sentiment, I cut a narrow strip of woodgrain cardstock and adhered to the left-hand side.
Next up, I colored the flowers with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire inks, the leaves/stems with Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn, misted and stamped onto Master’s Touch watercolor paper. While the inks were still wet, I brushed the ink to fill out the image.
Once dry, I added splatters and stamped a sentiment from #30-345 Soar.
Finally, I inked the stamp with Distress Paints in Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire (blooms) and Peeled Paint (leaves/stems) and stamped onto Strathmore watercolor paper.
After I stamped, I sponged Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy on the panel, I stamped randomly with #40-442 Butterfly Charmer (you can see a hint in the upper left corner), added drops of the Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray and put a little Picket Fence Distress Paint on the right corner. The Strathmore paper can take the applications of lots of product!
I heat-embossed a sentiment from #30-346 Perfect Pairing onto a panel, cut the floral image with a square die cut and added it to the card. This isn’t a “simple” card by any means, but I still consider the card design to be CAS.
For more inspiration for stamping with this stamp (and similar brushstroke stamps) from Penny Black:
A Trio with Therese – Therese used the Bejeweled stamp with a variety of sentiments.
Alexandra’s Sunday Scrapbooking – Alexandra’s post describes brushing the wet ink on the watercolor paper and how to add the splatters.
Jill Foster’s Inchie Arts and Distress Paints – Jill’s cards were the inspiration for my third card with the Distress Paint.