Tuesday, October 6, 2015

She Sees All!

Meet Fortune Teller Esmeralda, one of the latest Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps, that is available at I Brake for Stamps. Isn't she gorgeous? Do you like images of fortune tellers and other images from the occult/realms of fantasy? I know that I do! They hearken back to older times when things were perhaps a bit more mysterious.

Fortune Teller Esmeralda was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins). The Eclipse Tape version was fussy cut and set aside while the cardstock version was colored with Copic markers. When I was done coloring, I applied the Eclipse Tape mask over the colored Fortune Teller Esmeralda. The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from my 5" x 7" Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). The panel was kept in the die and a piece of Washi tape was place horizontally over the base of the image. Watering Can Archival ink (Ranger) was sponged over the die onto the bottom of the cardstock. The tape was removed and Milled Lavender Distress ink was sponged over the die towards the top part of the image.

Aqua/turquoisish ancient patterned paper (Patchwork Paper Design Co.) was stenciled with Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet Distress inks, using the Crackle stencil (Prima), the Dot Fade Layering stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Old Ledger Stencils for Art (Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous), and the Gothic Romance stencil (The Crafter's Workshop). The stenciled patterned paper was edged with the Watering Can Archival ink, then layered onto striped patterned paper by the same manufacturer, so it would be all matchy-matchy and bring out the colors I used on Fortune Teller Esmeralda. Virgos like matchy matchy.  Just in case you were wondering. Then the entire panel was edged with the same ink. That matchy-matchy thing again, don'tchaknow.

The sentiment was computer, die-cut with one of the dies from the Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), kept in the die, and sponged with Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet Distress inks. All the bits were assembled and mounted onto a 5x7 white card.

You really ought to go check out Fortune Teller Esmeralda, the other exclusive Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps, and all the great stamps at I Brake For Stamps. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out their fabulous images! Best of all, if you buy something, use this code: SAVE10KATHI  and you'll get 10% off your purchase.

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