This is yet another stamp that had never seen ink until last week. This plate is from Artistic Outpost’s Chinese Proverbs.
I used Ranger’s Sepia Archival Jumbo ink pad to stamp the image. For larger stamps such as this I like to place the stamp upside down and apply ink, and then place the cardstock on top and rub with my hand…you can also use a brayer. I made the "pagoda" side more "juicy" so that when I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder it yielded an "almost" waxy look and texture. The edges of the cardstock and vellum were aged with the Sepia ink and a sponge dauber.
Stamps: Chinese Proverbs (Artistic Outpost)
Paper: The Far East Stack (DCWV), gold vellum
Ink: Ranger Sepia Archival Jumbo Pad
Accessories and Misc.: clear embossing powder, heat gun, scrap of dark red cardstock, gold cord, leaf-patterned organdy ribbon (May Arts?), sponge dauber for aging edges of cardstock and vellum
Thanks for looking!