Saturday, May 12, 2012

Card Patterns #165: Beauty in Nature

Today it is stash week at Card Patterns and I felt like doing a piece of scenic stamping. Here’s the great sketch by Michelle:

 Lots of possibilities with this sketch.

I am very impressed by how well the Distress Markers stamp on the Specialty Stamping paper, when doing the direct to rubber technique. I wanted to try it with my scenic stamps. It turned out really well, I particularly like the multi-green colour of the trees. The main stamp was inked with three shades of green (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Pine Needles), shades of brown (Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap) and a bit of Pumice Stone for the stones. I huffed on it and then stamped it. The canoe stamp was inked with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain marker.

The Speciality Stamping paper is a matte coated paper and because it is coated images stamped with dye inks don’t smear when you apply more ink on top, just as with glossy cardstock, which is also coated. With ordinary cardstock, the stamped scene would smear a bit when ink was sponged on top. I used a Colorbox Stylus tool to apply the ink, starting with the lighest shade and building up colour. Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim for the sky and water and brown shades for the cabin and canoe. The water pattern was stamped with Stonewashed, the grass with Forest Moss and the birds with Faded Jeans. Highlights were added with a white gel pen.

The two background cardstock pieces are kraft core cardstock, embossed, sanded and inked.

The branch was a left over from another project and is grungeboard that has been embossed with Distress embossing powder. The bird was also in my box of scraps (kraft core coated with Distress Stickles).

Thank you for visiting! I hope you can play along with us this week, remember to check out the cards of the rest of the DT on the Card Patterns blog. You can win a guest designer spot.

I will post my CSI layout tomorrow, I still need to edit the photos and write the text and it is getting a bit late here now.


Supplies: Stampscapes: Canoe 011B, Ducks in Formation 027A, Reeds 067B, Lakeside Cabin 147F, sentiment; Sizzix: Branch Tree, Tattered Banners, Mini Bird & Birdcage, Rays, and Bubble texture fades; Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone; Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Faded Jeans; Adirondack ink: Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim; Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper; Ranger manila cardstock; Core’dinations Tim Holtz craft core cardstock; Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo; Distress Stickles Rock Candy.

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