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Monday, January 28, 2008

Double Stamped Stem

Didn't realize I'd be using a spring word stamp so this card is kind of strange colors for the upcoming season! If I did it again I'd opt for more pastel-y colors.


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Card measures 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"



I started with a sheet of cream cs, inked up the word stamp (A Lost Art) partially with a purple marker and stamped it. Then using a sea sponge brayer, I loosely rolled gesso over this. After it had dried (less than 5 minutes), I inked the blooming stem stamp (Hero Arts, Real Salvia) and stamped over the gesso. I repeated these steps, the second time just eyeballing it to get an overlapped shadowy effect. Then I stamped the viney image (Hero Arts) in Stampin' Up!'s Close to Cocoa as shown on the panel. I then tore the edges of the panel randomly.

*tip*
Wash your gessoed brayer and surface inbetween coats or it will start drying, making your brayer crunchy and crusty ;o)

I stamped the spring word stamp (Hero Arts) once in brown and once in the wine, then trimmed them apart and edged them with the brown ink. I glued the small words flat and pop-dotted the word Spring. I used a decorative picture hanger and matching brad to attach a sheer ribbon tied with twine as shown. Then I layered the main panel to a wine panel with roughed up edges. I adhered these panels onto a cream piece I'd randomly stamped the vine onto, then adhered these to a brown cardfront.

Thanks for looking!

3 comments:

Manna said...

Great job "eyeballing" your images. Another great card!

leenda said...

LOVE this card Nancy! BRILLIANT!

Shirley said...

Soooo prety! I can see I have to watch your blog! TFS, Nancy