September 25, 2013

Soot Stamping

Anyone want to play with candles and flames? My sister in law Judy has sent a link for a new family technique challenge. For this challenge we will be trying soot stamping.
It took me a few of tries to get this right, a couple of things I learned. When you hold your glossy cardstock to far away from the flame it bubbles and only manages a  toasted marshmallow colour.
The second thing I figured out is that if you make a mistake and try it again, be sure to clean your stamp off or it will not lift a clear image the next time. Soot does not stick to soot very well.
When I  first took a look at this challenge I knew I was going to us this stamp and I love how it turned out. I originally wanted this to be a Halloween card but then I just left it looking like a vintage photo card.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Crafty Individuals - Negative Landscape.

Stop by Barb and Judy's blogs to see what projects they have created using this same technique.



  1. Hi Nina,

    Your image is so cool and almost "ghostly" - and looks like a true photo negative. Very impressive.

    I like how you put the edges on this, this is like one of those "little canvases" you told me some of our cards really are - as opposed to just a greeting card.

    ♥ Sis

  2. Love the card Nina the stamps you used . Thank you so much for trying the challenge . Have a great week .