Friday, October 31, 2008

Eastern Influences

Stamp Sets: Eastern Influences, Baroque Motifs, & En Francais
Paper: Very Vanilla & Brocade Blue
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Basic Black, & Brocade Blue. Brocade Blue & Always Artichoke were used to watercolor the flower, branch, and birds. Broacde Blue Stampin' Write Marker was used with the Color Spritzer tool. Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip were sponged to age the stamped image.
Accessories: Sticky Notes, Stampin' Sponges, Cutter Kit, Aqua Painters, White Gel Pen, Stamp a Ma Jig, & Color Spritzer Tool

Stamp birds & flower image on the sticky note and cut out close to image:

Stamp bird & flower branch image on Very Vanilla card stock using Jet Black Staz On ink. Place your cut out images of bird and flower branch (masks) and stamp En Francais background stamp in Basic Black. Remove masks, then watercolor the flower branch & bird images on the Very Vanilla cardstock. After the watercoloring is dry, use sponges to apply creamy caramel ink to the card stock. Use sponges to apply Chocolate Chip ink to the edges of the card stock. Use the distressing tool in the cutter kit to distress the edges of card stock. Use a sponge to add Brocade Blue ink to the left third of your Brcade Blue card. Attach to card front. Use the stamp a ma jig to position the flourish from Baroque Motifs to the left side of your card stock. Use the White Gel pen to add highlights to one side of your flourish. Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Brocade Blue Stampin' Write Marker to add a fine mist of color to your card front.

Upsy Daisy

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Paper: So Saffron, Kraft, and Parisian Summer DSP
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Stipple Brushes, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, & Top Note Bigz Die

Fold an 8.5 x 5.5 piece of Kraft card stock in half. Position the folded card stock on the Top Notz Bigz Die so the fold is underneath the cut line:
Stamp desired image on card stock. Use the stipple brush in an up and down motion on the Bravo Burgundy ink pad. Use the stipple brush with the same up and down motion on your card stock to achieve the faintly colored background. Tie the grosgrain ribbon around the front of the card. Stamp sentiment on inside of card. Layer Parisian Summer DSP on the So Saffron card stock. Layer the folded & stamped Kraft card stock on top of the Parisian Summer DSP.

Heartfelt Thanks & Watercolor Joy

Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks & Watercolor Joy Wheel
Paper: Confetti White, Certainly Celery, & Lavender Lace
Ink: Lavender Lace & Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace Ink Cartridge
Accessories: Sponge Daubers & Stampin' Around Handle

I used the sponge daubers to apply Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery inks to the rubber stamp before stamping the images.
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