I love this card. Sometimes I stamp a card and mmm it is okay or mmm I really don't care for it too much but this card? It speaks to me. lol!
I thought it was time I showed a technique so this is the Kissing technique. I used the Autumn Days stamp set. Ok - side note: I am not really crazy about the pheasant - good for masculine cards tho. I really like the wheat and other random vegetation. Ok back to Kissing. Notice how the wheat and the tall rust vegetation lean to the right (which is how the stamp image leans) AND to the left? I did this by :
- inking the image of choice - in this case the wheat
- take out your BRAYER and roll it firmly over the inked stamp image. This would be kissing.
- line up the bottom of the wheat (on your brayer) with the bottom of your cardstock and roll. The image will transfer from the brayer to the cardstock but as a REVERSED image. The wheat will, in other words, lean left.
- Clean the brayer and repeat until you are satisfied with the amount of vegetation.
Other details include a vase that I punched from designer paper using the large oval punch. To make the top concave, punch a little off the top. Cut the bottom ever so slightly to give it a flat base. I used our Linen Thread around the vase to give it some added dimension and detail.
Also, if you look closely, there are ink splatters on the card front. I felt like the white space needed to be filled in so I pulled out my Color Spritzer Tool and Really Rust marker. Practice on scrap first. Of course I may add a saying before I send it - what saying will depend on the occasion!
This is the Spritzer and marker. I need to use it more!
Now hopefully when you look at the card you see a vase sitting on a table with tablecloth and wallpaper on the wall. You did right? That was the look I was going for.
Card opened enough to see that I added the other photo corners to the inside. And you can tell from this view that I used dimensionals on the vase.
The entire card and its pieces were sponged with Close to Cocoa for a shabby chic look.
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Stamps: Autumn Days
Cardstock and Ink: Vanilla, More Mustard and Really Rust cardstock
Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Sage Shadow and Really Rust ink
Really Rust marker
autumn paper from last year - now retired.
Accessories: Brayer, Large oval punch, Linen Thread, Photo corner punch, sponge, buttons, mini glue dots, Color spritzer tool and dimensionals
Edited to add: the designer paper I used, and couldn't think of the name, is Autumn Vine and is now on Clearance. See the above post for clearance details.
Stamping each day keeps the blues away,