Saturday, April 30, 2016

Winnie's Garden- Bloom Where You Are Planted

 Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a fabulous week so far!!   Today it is my turn to share on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog and I created a card using the Grunge Elements along with the brand new stamp set, Winnie’s Garden.

I used the Smakin’ Acetate Technique (again, I am addicted to this “oldie” but “goodie” technique) and the Splitcoaststampers’ CC580 Color Challenge along with the MIX-Ability MIX64 "April Showers" and the Mojo Monday #445 "Square or Round"  Sketch Challenge .

To create the background with the Smakin’ Acetate technique, use a clear acetate envelope (like the ones used for the packaging of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp Sets) and cut one side of the envelope and the bottom so that the envelope would open like a “book”.

Open up the envelope and gently pat the Island Indigo Classic Ink pad onto the acetate (just a few small taps of the corner will do for this card), spritz the ink with just a bit of water, close the envelope over the ink, smoosh the ink with your fingers through the acetate, re-open the envelope, insert the piece of Whisper White cardstock and press into the ink (lift up and continue to press until you have the desired effect).

Whew!! Sounds like a lot of steps but really it is quick and I love how each background turns out a bit different.   

To finish the rest of the card:

Once the background is finished, ink the Grunge Elements splatter stamp with Island Indigo Classic Ink to add a few additional splatters, trim the panel and mount onto Garden Green cardstock, trim again and mount onto Island Indigo cardstock.

Adhere the retired Island Indigo Designer Series Paper (DSP) to Garden Green and Island Indigo cardstock and mount onto the card front.

Ink the cute watering can image from Winnie’s Garden with Stampin’ Archival Black ink, heat it gently with the Heat Tool to set the ink and use an AquaPainter™ with ink from the Garden Green and Island Indigo Classic Ink pads to color the image.

I also added the gray with the retired Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities™ markers and colored the flowers with the Stampin’ Write Daffodil Delight Marker.

Additional color was added to the grass with the Garden Green Stampin’ Write marker and it is hard to see in the photo, but I added Clear Wink of Stella® to the water.

Trim the stamped image panel, mount onto Garden Green cardstock and again onto Island Indigo cardstock.

Ink the Grunge Elements splatter stamp with Island Indigo Classic Ink and add to the corners of the focal image (this was an afterthought for me so you may want to do this before layering).

Ink the sentiment from Winnie’s Garden with Stampin’ Archival Black ink  (OK, do not faint, but I cut it apart first so I could layer and use a circle punch :-)), punch out with the 1 ⅜” Circle Punch and mount onto a circle punched from Garden Green and Island Indigo cardstock (I punched out two additional circles from both Garden Green and Island Indigo cardstock, layering onto each other to create the frame behind the sentiment).

“Huff” onto the Grunge Elements splatter stamp to re-moisten the Island Indigo Classic Ink and stamp onto the sentiment.

Mount the entire background panel onto the Whisper White card base and add the watering can focal image along with the sentiment using dimensional foam.

Add a few Rhinestones under the sentiment and to the background to finish off the card.

Ink/Medium: Stampin’ Archival Black, Stampin’ Classic Ink- Garden Green, Island Indigo; Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Garden Green; retired Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Light and Medium Smoky Slate, Clear Wink of Stella®

Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Island Indigo; retired Island Indigo DSP

Accessories: Acetate Envelope, Water Spritzer Bottle, AquaPainter™, 1 ⅜” Circle Punch, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you will find the time to visit the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog as well as the other two challenge sites!  Hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

1 comment:

Lori said...

Great design! Love your smooshed ink background panel. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

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