Sunday, May 6, 2018
Birds & Blooms- Thoughts of You
I had a chance this past week to create a few cards with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. This quick mixed media card features the previously released stamp sets, Birds & Blooms, Long Stem Silhouettes and Texture Tiles I
I have mentioned before that my husband and I love to watch birds, so I wanted to create another card with the Birds & Blooms stamp set and thought this set would be perfect for the Hand Stamped Sentiments #HSS288 “Inspiration Photo”Challenge ( I was inspired by the photo in the lower left) using the Match The Sketch #227 Sketch Challenge (I flipped the sketch) for the layout.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, de-static the cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the blossom branch image from Birds & Blooms with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
2). Once the embossing powder has cooled, watercolor the images using ink from water-based markers. Watercolor the background as well and add a bit of splatter with the splatter image from Texture Tiles IMount the panel onto a piece of black cardstock (die cut with the next largest rectangle die) and adhere directly to a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount onto the black card front.
3). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink bird image from Birds & Blooms with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor with ink from water-based markers and fussy-cut the image.
4). Mount the fussy-cur bird image with dimensional foam. Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the feathers and an Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen to add a highlight to the bird’s eye.
5). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes using Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, cut the sentiment apart and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.
6). Finish off the card with a few Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops.
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Zig® Clean Real Color Markers- Lt. Pink, Green, Brown, Lt. Blue; Stampin’ Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral; Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen
Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Dies Set 1 & 2, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! Hugs and I hope you have a chance to visit again soon!