This week, over at Stamp TV, Gina came up with an interesting challenge. It is called soot stamping. Now mind you, the challenge is not hard at all once you find the right soot maker. Lol! I tried so many different candles I never thought this challenge was going to happen. It ends up you need a cheapie candle. No Yankee's, no PartyLites, no Woodwicks and certainly not an expensive dinner taper. Just a plain old, junky, cheapo pillar candle worked perfectly! You must do it on glossy card stock and keep it moving so you don't catch it on fire. Once you get the paper good and sooty, just stamp a clean dry stamp right in the soot. The Motorcycle Mama is from 1991 and is a Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper stamp. Be careful you do not get it full of fingerprints after you stamp. Spray with a sealer or if you don't have any, hair spray will work. Just do not spray near your candle!!!!!!!
My second card was created the same way. It really does give a very eerie appearance. I think this is just perfect for any of your Halloween cards. This one was created using Gina K.'s Tree Silhouettes stamp set. My things that go bump in the night saying is a rub on from DCWV. The designer papers used in both projects, are Basic Grey, Eerie.
I am going to make this a short post tonight, as I am rather exhausted from weddings, birthday parties, cooking and just plain enjoying the last couple of days of my DH's vacation. Hope everyone had a fun filled weekend. See you soon!