My good friend Rebecca, at Rubber Stamp Tapestry, aka http://www.pegstamps.com, sent me all of their new releases, and they are terrific.
She sent their new individual stamps..two different ice cream cones, the word “tea”, with sympathy, happy holly-days, blessed and an image of a robin.
They also came out with five sets of peg stamps. Robin’s Nest, Hoo-Ray, Ocean Babies, Fairy Garden, Fresh Lemonade. They also came out with corresponding red rubber stamp sets with sentiments…Whispers from the Garden and Hootin’ Sentiments.
I decided to make a card for my cousin Shelli, who appears in videos with our friend Linda and myself.
I started with a piece of white cardstock that is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and I stamped an old Stampin’ Up background stamp called Sanded, with Hero Arts Soft Stone light blue ink. I laid the stamp wood side down and laid my card stock on top of the stamp and holding the paper in place, rubbed it with my other hand to ensure a good inking. It’s subtle, but I liked it.
I used Whispers from the Garden for the sentiment and an older set called Woods in Winter that Lindsay the Frugal crafter designed for trees and birds. I used the pine trees from the set and stamped them with Old Artichoke ink from Stampin’ Up and wiped off the bottom of the trees and used Distress ink Brushed Corduroy to wipe across the bottom to ensure the stamp looked more authentic once stamped. I stamped the trees in three different spots. I rubbed a Memento ink called Olive Grove onto an acrylic block and added a little water and used a paint brush to color in more on the trees. I added Brushed Corduroy to the acrylic block added water and painted under my trees to create dirt.
I showed how to trim the gnome stamp and stamped it with SSS Intense Black ink in three spots and I added some snails with a caramel colored ink to the bottom of the scene.
I wanted to make a sky so cut a scrap of white cardstock into waves and used the Soft Stone Hero Arts ink with my 1″ chip brush that I bought at Harbor Freight Liquidators. I bought thirty-two of them for $8 and use one for each color family, ie. red, orange, yellow, blue, etc. You also need to use one for every color family if you use distress oxides or pigment inks, as they won’t work for dye inks if you use them for oxides or pigment inks.
I inked the sky, then moved the paper, and inked less, then moved it again, and inked it a little less, all the way to the ground.
Then I used a brown brush for the ground with the corduroy ink and made a light brown background
I used Stabilo 68 markers and scribbled out the colors I wanted to use on an acrylic tile and painted my gnomes and snails by adding a little water to my paint brush and running the brush through the ink. I stamped black birds from the Woods in Winter stamp set and filled in where the ink wasn’t perfect with a black marker.
I used brushed corduroy ink to ground the gnomes and snails. To finish it off, I put a sentiment from the Whispers from the Garden together by cutting a set apart. I used chapstick to adhere the stamp to the acrylic block and a circle die, then cut the sentiment, used Summer Sun ink from Stampin’ Up and colored the sentiment like it’s the sun in the scene. I put foam tape on the back of the sentiment and laid it on the right side of the card and covered a couple of the birds…I think I like it better without so many birds.
I rounded the corners with my Kadumoro corner rounder punch from Amazon..here’s the link. http://tinyurl.com/yck3q3ns
I put the scene on the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ blue card stock and then decided it needed something more, so added green Stickles to the trees.
I added snails to the envelope and the card is complete. I hope you enjoyed it.