Good Morning Crafters
Have you all had a good week? Have you managed to craft?
Today we are sharing a beautiful project by Tracey.
She has enjoyed working with the Card-io stamps sets which can be found on the Personal Impressions website.
You will require the following to create this project:
Card-io Stamp Sets: Enchanted garden, Veranda View, Backyard Blooms & Dancing Daffodils
Card-io Stamps – Acrylic Tubes for stamping
Versacolor Stamp pads – Various Colours
Ranger Stickles - Crystal
White Card Stock
I had the great opportunity of working with Wendy from Card-io Stamps recently at the Stitches Trade fair and then I had a package delivered to work with the stamps for the Personal Impressions Design Team. I had a huge bundle of their brand new stamps delivered and some of their custom blocks which work perfectly with the small stamps.
As you can see there is plenty of scope for creativity. I had a play the day before and had a go at few shapes and designs before deciding on the one for today’s tutorial.
From playing you will by the above photo that scraps of paper are always useful and helped me work out an easier way to getting a template for the project today.
Now today we are working on a 6” x 6” Card Blank and we have also cut a 12cm x 12cm white square from scrap paper and the placed as centrally as possible over the card blank and stuck in place to give us 4 corners to work with to create our border first.
I have used Laurel Leaf ink for the first stage, take a dry baby wipe and wrap it around your finger and then press into the ink pad, now using circular movements rub on to the corners all over and starting on the scrap paper to give an even feel to the corners, repeat on 4 corners.
You have your base colour on the corners it’s time to build your picture corners, keeping the scrap in place, take your Dancing Daffodils set and place them on the stamping blocks, get 3-4 colours for stamping the flowers, I used Celadon, Olive & Mountain Lake for my scene. Now this process can be as random or a set as you like, you can stamp the elements on the 4 corners as you wish and over stamping and double stamping is great. Your scrap panel helps protect your main working area so just have fun.
Next we remove the Scrap panel ready to start work on the main scene for the card.
I have used Veranda View’s Fence, Watering Can & Plant Pot first – Take the Fence and to create a distressed wood effect a tip is to ink with lighter brown and then over ink in places with a darker brown (Pinecone) and stamp on to the centre of the main area.
I then stamped the watering can in Chateau Grey and the Plant pot in Topaz.
Now the fun bit, It’s time to get creative and use your artistic licence and stamp and create the scene, you have so much choice of foliage in the new stamp sets and the florals in the Dancing Daffodils set is great for building the scenes, by double stamping you get the appearance of flowers in the background and by stamping vines over and at twisted angles you also a feeling of depth.
This idea works in so many colours but I used Cyan & Mountain Lake for mine today.
Now for the Fairies J
Using the Enchanted Garden Fairy set you can choose which fairies fit where, whether it be flying around, collecting fairy sparkles or just taking a break, they all work wonderfully.
To finish I have added Ranger Stickles on to the fairy wings and also to the centres of some of the flowers for added sparkle effect.
All finished, You could add one of the many amazing sentiments that Card-io also make in stamp form, to this card for an extra special card.
We hope you have enjoyed this project.
See you again tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!