Because our YouTube channel has exceeded 3,000 subscribers, Rebecca and Donna Walton, the owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry, are offering 15% off everything in their store until April 17, 2017 (4/17/2017.) The promotion code is SANDYPARKER. I’m so excited and hope you are as well for this great bargain on pegstamps.com also known as Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
I wanted to create a scene using peg stamps, so stamped with Simon Says Stamp black ink using a new sentiment set called Uplifting Sentiments for Thinking of you and the sets Just Add Flowers and Country Lane that are red rubber from Pegstamps.com. I cut the sets apart and then put a little Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over on the back so that I can get the stamps to stick to an acrylic block or MISTI or Stamp Perfect without any issues. I had an old grass stamp that I used (that had no name on it.) I used Old Olive Stampin’ Up dye ink for the grass as well as an Old Olive Stampin’ Up marker. I colored using alcohol markers, Spectrum Noirs and used markers that are listed on the screen to color with. I also used my 1″ chip brush to brush the Old Olive ink onto the background where the grass is to make sure the color is consistent and used Ballet Blue, an old Stampin’ Up ink color that is now retired (still available on ebay I’m sure). I also ran the same ink pad around the edges of the craft card to accent the blue sky.
I love how the peg stamps red rubber background stamps have the masking done for them, as there’s a gap between the handle bars of the bike so you can fill the bike’s basket with flowers.
I used some of the peg stamps, Bitty Peony, Five Sprigs of Grass, Foliage Leaf, Saponaria Solid, Hyacinth Bloom, pinwheel flower and a crackled sprig. I used Early Espresso Stampin’ Up dye ink for the branch in the basket and then used Old Olive ink to stamp the five sprigs of grass and used the small foliage leaf in the basket with the same ink. I stamped Saponaria with the pinwheel flower in the basket and used pigment inks for these flowers so put Ranger Clear embossing powder over them and then heat set them. I stamped some Blackberry Bliss from Stampin’ Up that I added a metallic tint to it with eye shadow. I’ll attach that video to the end so you know how to do this yourself.
I used the Early Espresso marker to make stems for the Hyacinth Bloom and put embossing powder over the hyacinth as well as the other purple flowers on the ground. Where the ink had dried, I used a Marvy embossing marker to make the flowers so the embossing powder would stick to them, then heat set them as well. I used Wink of Stella for some sparkle on the bike and birds and the bird house and a silver Sharpie to make the bike shiny and added Wink of Stella over that. I used a white gel pen for some highlighting on the images. Added fun foam to the back with tear tape and put it on a purple base that is 5 1/2″ wide by 4 1/4″ tall. The craft card stock top card is 5 1/4″ x 4″ tall. Used purple washi tape for on the inside of the card and on the envelope.
I hope you like the card and go to pegstamps.com for your 15% discount until 4/17/2017 using the promotion code SANDYPARKER. Here is the link to their site. http://pegstamps.com/