It’s another wintry morning here in Ohio. We are expecting 8 more inches of snow today. Woohoo! It is an American Holiday, President’s Day, so Russ and I are going to stay home today and do some work on my new Stamping Room/Office, which totally thrills me!
Yesterday we emptied the room and painted the ceilings. Today I believe we will get the walls painted. Next thing, will be to put brand new carpet down. 🙂 I cannot wait. I will share some pictures when it is all complete. But in the mean time I will continue to stamp away in my tiny stamping room. 🙂
Windy Ellard who wrote”Thank you for the offer and i love that stamp set but do not own it. Please enter me. Have a great weekend. Happy Valentine’s!!!”
Windy, you were number “1” and the random number generator selected you! I never thought it would fall on “1”. Congratulations! Please e-mail you shipping address to [email protected] within 30 days and I will get this set out to you.
Thanks go out to all of you who participate. Hopefully, it will be you next time. 🙂
Now let’s get started on the tutorial. . . . . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Bordering Blue and Not Quite Navy|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up Two Step Bird Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Curly Label Punch, Bashful Blue Brads, Stampin’ Pastels, Brayer, Basic Black Marker, Sahara Sand Marker, White Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Versamark Pad|
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Stamped the Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature Grass Stamp twice using Versamark on a 4″ x 5.75″ piece of Whisper White card stock. Then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Sponged some Versamark on the bottom of the card stock and heat embossed the Versamark with clear embossing powder and heat gun.
Brayered Bordering Blue ink at the top of card stock, down to the bottom.
Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock.
Wiped the ink off of my embossed images with an old cotton towel that I keep at my desk for this very purpose. 🙂 Trying to stay green here.
I’m excited to use this new Stampin’ Up! Punch “Two step Bird”. This punch punches out the bird, bird wing and branch all in one step. 🙂
I punched these things out a couple of times from Whisper White card stock.
Stamped the grasses again with Bordering Blue ink and then wiped the ink off of the embossed images.
Trimmed the leaves off of the punched branches.
Used my Stampin’ Pastels to color in the bird. Started with So Saffron pastel on the bird’s belly.
Added Going Gray Pastel to the top of the bird.
Added a bit of Basic Black pastel to the very top of the bird.
Colored the birds wing first with Going Gray pastel and then added a bit of Basic Black pastel to the top of the wing.
Added a shadow to the bird and the wing by edging the bottom of the wing and bird with a Sahara Sand Marker.
Added Basic Black marker to the top of the bird, beak, top of the wing and then added an eye on the bird.
Glued the branches, bird and bird wing onto the main image panel.
Used the Stampin’ Up Ticket Corner Punch on the main image panel and a Whisper White Panel that will go under the main image panel.
Punched two Stampin’ Up Curly Label Punches for Basic Black card stock and folded them in half.
Added Basic Black marker to the bottom of the branches and a White Gel Pen dot the the bird’s eye. Also, the scene looked a little out of balance so I added another branch in the left corner.
Assembled the card front and added the Curly label punches and Bashful Blue brads.
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give it a try. 🙂
May you be happy where ever you are today!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . .
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