Hello friends welcome back to my blog post. One of my favorite things to do with my stamps is to find new ways to stretch it. For todays card I decided to take some solid stamped images and make them look like line stamped images. I recently purchased stamps from Concord and 9th’s new release. the stamp set that I used for this card is called the Peek a Pattern stamp. This stamp set is also sold as a bundle, which includes the die this is what I bought.
STEPS TO MAKE THE CARD, STAMPING, COLORING AND FUSSY CUTTING:
On a 8olb Neenah Solar white cards stock I stamped the floral and leaves images using some light shades of ink. I will have the list of products used later in this post. After I had finished stamping all the images, I took a copic friendly multi liner pen in black and drew in some petals and veins for the leaves. This is where it starts to look like a line stamped image. Keep in mind all the flowers may not look the same, but that alright, when you are done coloring they will pretty much look the same. Moreover these stamps are quiet whimsical and that helps with the line art as well. now it was time to copic color and fussy cut the images.
I also stamped the large solid stamp from this stamp set using a warm gray color ink on a kraft cardstock. The idea was to make this solid image look like a tree log. In order for the image to look like a tree log, I drew in some wood grains using my warm gray color shades of copic colors. I have said in my past post as well. I love to create wood grains. I don’t know there is something about wood grain texture. It can be made to look rustic, shabby chic or even elegant, depending the style of your card.
DIE CUTTING AND EMBOSSING:
When the images were all colored and fussy cut, I moved on to die cutting the frame die friend using a white cardstock and fun foam for some dimension. These two die cuts were glued together using liquid adhesive and the I fussy cut just the word friend from the frame. Make sure you are cutting the tidle for the letter I as well. You don’t want your “I” not to have a tidle :). I also embossed a stitched rectangle on to the kraft cardstock on which I had stamped and made a tree log. This added some much needed character to a rather plain panel. To bring in some more life to this kraft panel, i splattered some diluted white gouache paint. Splater effect makes a project look so artsy, i love it!! For the additional sentiment, I stamped ad embossed it on balck cardstock usng white embossing powder. This sentiment was die cut using a label die.
PUTTING THE CARD TOGETHER:
Now that all the stamping and die cutting was done it was time to essemle the card. After fiddling and playing around for a long time, I mean a loooong time, I finalized on to where I wanted the flowers to be placwed on the log. After the flowers were all directly adhered to the kraft cardstock with liwuid adhesive,I adhered the friend die and the additional sentiment . Now it was time to add some sparkel and shine, for which I pulled out some crystia gems and nuvo crystal drops.Iniially I planned to adhere the kraft panel without leaving any order onto a white note cards, but that did not look very cohesive. I cut an 8th of an inch border on the kraft cardstock, which looked so much better. With that my card was all done.
I have uploaded a video on my youtube channel expalining the card. Sorry for some reason I am unable upload that video on to my blog. I am still new to this video thing and trying to figure it out. Please bear with me for some time until i have it all figuted and fixed,
ALTENEW CRISP INKS
RV00, RV02, RV13, RV25, R14, R05, YG01, YG05, W1, W3, W5
NUVO DELUX ADHESIVE
NUVO CRYSTAL DROPS
MISTI STAMPING PALTFORM
WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER FROM BRUTUS MONROE
Thank you for stopping and sending some time with me. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.