Sunday, 12 April 2015

Rose by Lynne Moncrieff


This week I am sharing a feminine card featuring a photo real stamp used with Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper (TAP).




Oxford Impressions Stamps:- Soul of the Rose, Jane Austen and Jane’s Garden
(Note that I used a script stamp to form the background. I used stamps from Oxford Impressions’ French Script set but you could substitute with any of the text stamps from the Beau Monde set)

Archival Ink - Sepia and Coffee
Distress Ink - Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
Watercolours (I used Caran d’ache NeoColor II watersoluble crayons)
Tissue Paper (substitute with white Canvas Corp Tissuestock)
Extras:- Lace, seam binding (I had some already stained), cotton fabric, iron, baby wipe.



Create gatefold card from cardstock. Cut two panels for the front of the gatefold, these are the panels you will be working directly on.

Mix the paints, applying lightly to the panels with a baby wipe. Randomly stamp small rose (Jane Austen) with Distress Inks. Before the ink dries slightly smudge the stamped images with a cosmetic sponge to gently blend. Adhere the panels to the gatefold cardbase.

Working with TAP

TAP is a fabulous product and one which I would highly recommend to any stamper. I’ve had a bit of a love affair with photo real stamps since my earliest days of stamping but it is almost impossible to achieve perfect results of stamping a photo real stamp directly onto fabric. This is when TAP opens up so many possibilities of extending the use of photo real stamps. Of course, TAP isn’t limited to photo real stamps, you can create your own art onto the TAP and transfer to a variety of surfaces or you can feed it through your printer, etc.

·       Gather your supplies:- iron, cotton fabric, stamp, ink pad, Speedball brayer and TAP.

·       Read the instructions provided with the TAP.

·       Work on a flat, firm surface, not an ironing board.

·       Ensure the iron is at the correct setting.

·       Cut TAP slightly larger than the stamp and also cut the cotton fabric to required size.

·       Ink up the stamp with Archival Ink Sepia using a Speedball Brayer. 

·       Stamp onto the TAP.

·       Transfer the stamped TAP to the cotton fabric with the use of the iron.

·       Gently peel away a corner of the TAP to ensure the image has transferred. If not, continuing applying heat from the iron.

·       When applying watercolour or wet media to the TAP ensure you do not use excess water. I lightly coloured the image with watersoluble crayons.


Adhere the image to the left side of the gatefold card.

Paint the plywood oval before stamping script and rose with Distress Inks. Stamp rose (Jane’s Garden) onto tissue paper with Archival Coffee. Tear around the image before adhering to the oval with Gel Medium. Adhere the oval to the right side of the gatefold cardbase.


Finally embellish the card with oodles of lace and stained seam binding.


Until next time,



  1. Beautiful card Lynne, thanks for sharing info about TAP.

  2. You are such an expert with TAP Lynne, thanks for those tips. Your project is stunning!
    Alison xxx

  3. Absolutely beautiful. So feminine and vintage Lynne x must get myself some TAP. The OI stamps you used are stunning.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  4. This is so beautiful Lynne. Love the soft look of the fabric and tissue paper and the vintage colour theme too.
    Fliss xx

  5. Gorgeous piece of art Lynne. This really looks so special. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Wow this is really beautiful Lynne,a stunning vintage creation. Thank you re the TAP instructions....another technique to try out :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. How beautiful, this card is ,my dear Lynne- the woman transferred from the Tap looks so rich and yes ,you are a master in using that material, it is stunning ,and the other page is so romantic ,too with the stamped rose, the lace and flowers ,my friend .
    Hug from Dorthe

  8. Such a gorgeous vintage piece. Lovely , beautiful and elegant. Perfect!

  9. Absolutely stunning card Lynne, vintage perfection as only you can do!!

  10. Absolutely stunning card Lynne, vintage perfection as only you can do!!

  11. Beautiful card Lynne! Thank you for explaining how this was done! Chrisx

  12. What a wonderful card! I just love it! TAP sounds like such a brilliant material and you have used it to perfection. What a joy it would be to receive a card of such exquisite beauty. xxx

  13. A very delicate and exquisite composition Lynne, love the technique of TAP you used that gives always beautiful results on your makes. I really MUST have a try on this as I have TAP unused yet in my stash... Thanks for this very lovely sample, perfect! Coco xx


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