Sunday, 23 October 2016
New stamps and inspired by a photograph ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. The time is shooting past and as I have a busy week next week I wanted to get my blog posts ready to go. My lovely OH bought me this set of stamps when I asked if I could purchase something to look forward to and because I needed the distraction he told me to order them. I am so happy I did as they are so beautiful and I am going to get a lot of use of these for our family. So here is my first card …
An A6 card and not too deep for posting
All the inky details
Isn't he a beauty!
This sentiment is going to be used a lot, and all the lovely stencil details and twine
I tried to capture the shimmer and shine and it just looks like he's got dandruff :-(
I am in love with these stamps: thank you Kim for getting them to me so quickly!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
AAA Cards Clean & Simple Challenge #76 Masculine
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #216 Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #386 Sparkle & Shine
Creative with Stamps Challenge #7 Use a Sentiment
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #44 Inspiration Photograph
That’s Crafty Challenge Clean and Simple
The Ribbon Girl Challenge October Any Image Challenge
For some peculiar reason I worked back to front with this card, lol! I stamped the fox, which is two stamps, the sentiment and I the hearts from this stamp set too in position using Distress ink pads. I used Wild Honey and Vintage Photo for the fox and Wild Honey alone for the sentiment and the hearts. Once that was done I used my heat tool to make sure it was dry. I attached the stencil with Washi and gently worked around the sentiment and the hearts to add the stencilling. Whilst the stencil was still in place I added Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to add a light coat of shimmer to the Distress ink and I added a layer on the fox too.
When I saw the challenge over at Paperbabe stamps I had to scratch my head a bit as I knew I didn’t have a stamp or stencil like the inspiration photograph. I hunted through my stencil box and the one that matched the closest was one of the beautiful stencils the lovely Carol gifted me. I used that with Wild Honey Distress ink with my mini blending tool and foam. I wanted a bit of texture so my finishing touch was to wrap Bakers Twine and a heart embellishment. Done!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Paperbabe stamps: Whimsical Woodland stamp set 1 (fox)
MISTI; Ranger ink blending tool and foam
300 gsm card
Snippet white textured card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pads: Wild Honey; Vintage Photo
Washi tape; double sided tape; fun foam cut into strips