Central Park

What first caught my attention about this unique card was the beautiful winter scene in Central Park.  You can imagine my surprise when I realized this wasn’t a photo but a stamped image. I’d like to thank Anna-Karin author of the Layers Of Ink Blog for sharing her amazing technique with us today.

Central Park

Anna-Karin used the gorgeous “Central Park” photo stamp from Darkroom Door and joined it with two Stampscapes stamps  (Hiker & Child and Prickly Branches).  The scene was stamped with Archival Jet Black on glossy cardstock. Anna used this stamp, colored it in shades of grey and black dye inks, leaving some areas (the path and parts of the sky) the white of the paper.

Highlights were added with a white gel pen and a bit of mist by dry-brushing white pigment ink on the scene, especially at the base of the trees. The Core’dinations background is dry embossed with a New York embossing folder and sanded.

If you have never tried to do a black and white scene, I hope you will give it a try, it really is fun.  It’s a great way to learn more about the importance of different values in a scene, of light and dark.

My hope is for you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things & most important have fun.

Thanks for stopping by,  may you have a wonderful holiday season!



Central Park Photo Stamp     Hiker and Child


Ranger Archival Ink


New York Embossing FOlder Sizzix

From Your Stash:

  • White Gel Pen
  • Grey and black dye inks
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • Glossy cardstock
  • White pigment ink