April 15, 2015

Wednesday's With Nature's Blessings Stamps - Dog's Tooth Violet

I wanted this week's card to be more rustic and work with mixed media.  I love the way this card turned out.  It is different than what I've been creating lately.  

This card uses some old patterned paper scraps.  I tore the top and side of the paper to reveal another patterned paper underneath that matches closely with the card base color.   I used my Simon Says Stamp dies to cut the greeting banner, and a Papertrey Ink die for the flower background piece.  

To create the flower, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used my Faber Castell watercolor crayons to color in the image.  I needed to add a couple of layers to deepen the color and give it the shaded effect.  I topped the image with Glossy Accents to deepen the colors and their shading.

I added some splotches of Mister Huey's (custard I believe), and some copper Stickles glitter glue here and there for little accents.  I stamped the greeting with a Studio Calico stamp (I think) and finished with a gorgeous olive colored silky ribbon.


 

Links:
Dog's Tooth Violet Stamp ($10.00)
Nature's Blessings Fine Rubber Art Stamps on Etsy




March 25, 2015

Wednesday's with Nature's Blessings Stamps - A Queen's Thank You

This week I used the "Queen's Herald" stamp again.  I stamped it in rose red Stampin Up ink and colored it with my Copic markers.  I was a little worried that the ink might bleed but I think it did fine.  Even though I played with this week's image a little bit more (i.e., using my Copics) I still feel like I can make this sweet bunny even cuter.  I will have to give it another attempt soon.

I hope you enjoy this week's card.  I wanted to use a bold color since I've been using a lot of muted, pastel shades lately.  I also love being able to add lace and a button!





Links:
Queen's Herald Stamp ($9.50)
Nature's Blessings Fine Rubber Art Stamps on Etsy

I'd like to thank Nature's Blessings again for providing me with some of their lovely stamps.  If you like my creations, please leave a comment below.  Thank you!

March 11, 2015

Wednesday's With Nature's Blessings Stamps - Happy Easter

This week I used the "Queen's Herald" stamp.  I knew the moment I saw it that it would make a very fun and unique Easter card.  After a few attempts at a card idea that wasn't working out, I pulled out a piece of vellum and tried stamping on it.  Then I had the idea of embossing it with copper embossing powder.  These stamps are so detailed that I am astonished at how well it came out.  (I definitely recommend using a detail embossing powder if you try this yourself.  You will get the best image.)

The embossed copper looks cool and has excellent detail but still does not match the beauty of the original stamp image.  Next week I will feature another card using this stamp so you can see the inked image as well.




 Links:
Queen's Herald Stamp ($9.50)
Nature's Blessings Fine Rubber Art Stamps on Etsy

I'd like to thank Nature's Blessings again for providing me with some of their lovely stamps.  If you like my creations, please leave a comment below.  Thank you!

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