Hello everyone! Waffle Flower friend Emily is here to share with us today! Emily does amazing things with critter stamps and we are so happy to have her showcasing our Monochrome stamp set! Take it away, Emily! leiphartonart I'm so excited to be a Guest Blogger over at Waffle Flower Crafts! When the Monochrome stamp set as released, I gasped 'cause I love critters, plus these ones were so unique and included some of my favourite types of animals. My husband, my son and I were all born in the Year of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac! Plus, hubby and I are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary next month so I used the rats to make a fun card.
I always use Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink to stamp anything in black for the sharpest and darkest images. I heat embossed both the sentiment and rats with clear embossing powder. I love that the bit of texture makes them look soft and furry. To create the background, I created a mask and the void is the Atlantic Ocean separating North America and Europe.
I stamped rats in six pale colours all over the panel to represent the vast number of possible love interests out there. LOL I added a couple of layers of Wink of Stella to the heart for a bit of shimmer and I also second-generation stamped the dotted line several times to ground the rats.
The greenish coloured rats were stamped first in neon chartreuse, followed by silver.  I love the unique colour and those particular rats pop a little more than the more muted colours. Would you believe that my husband didn't even notice all those rats in the background? LOL! I coordinated the peachy-pink cardstock on the outer edges of the card with the heart and dotted lines.
If you're new to my blog and feel like reading more, I had posted a condensed version of our love story a few years ago. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!