I’m getting back into the swing of things today after my week off line.
First things first, we have a blog candy winner!!!
The winner is comment number 133 out of 234. Congratulations to Linda Patti who wrote “please enter me for the blog candy.. LOVE the framed art work!” Linda, please e-mail me your address so I can get this out to you.
Thanks everyone for playing along. 🙂
Now for today’s tutorial. I used the stamp sheet from Innovative Stamp Creations “Marvels of Nature” that can be purchased from their online store found here: https://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ischomepage.html
|Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations “Marvels of Nature”|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky & Not Quite Navy|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Distress inks Old Paper, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy & Peeled Paint|
|Accessories: Brayer, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, Coluzzle Circle Template, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray & Black markers, Post it notes, Ruler|
Loaded tree stamp with Versamark, then Really Rust ink, tapped the brush end of a Chocolate Chip marker on the leaf area of the stamp and colored in the trunk before stamping it on a 4″ x 5.5″ of Whisper White card stock.
Heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Cover 1/3rd of the bottom of the card stock with a Post it Note to mask it.
Brayer on Soft Sky ink over the sky area. Then brayered on Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Soft Sky ink entirely.
Tore the top of the Post it note to reveal a bit of the white card stock.
Masked the sky with another Post it note.
Brayered on Not Quite Navy ink in the unmasked area. This created the water and horizon line.
Sponged on Antique Linen Distress ink on the ground area using a sideways streaking motion.
The distress pads are great for direct to paper techniques since the pad is raised up from the plastic case.
Streaked one edge of the Old Paper ink pad in an upward motion to create grasses.
Added some Peeled paint grasses in the same manner as the last step.
Added a few Chocolate Chip marker branches to the center of the tree.
Added a couple of strokes of the Brushed Corduroy ink pad at the bottom of the Peeled paint grasses.
Rounded the top of the card stock using a circle Coluzzle template.
Assembled card front and added fine lines of Going Gray marker to the corners using a ruler to keep them straight.
Using the brush end of the Going Gray marker, added a thick line to the left and bottom of the Very Vanilla panel to create a shadow.
Added a fine line of black marker to the left and bottom of the Very Vanilla panel to enhance the shadow.
Here you have it the completed card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
Hope your day is filled with cool ocean breezes and sunshine. 🙂
Until my next post. . . . . . .