I don't buy alot of stamps that are scenes... Not sure why. But this one from Our Daily Bread Designs drew me in with the Scriptures that were with it. So perfect. And this scene? I want to be sitting in one of those chair -- overlooking a lake or beach of course!
One little tip that I learned watching a video that Jill Foster did. Her images are so crisp and bold and there are many reasons for that but one is what she does to images when she cuts them out. She takes a black marker or Black Soot Distress Ink and runs it along the edge to make sure it is crisp and black. That way if your cutting was imperfect no white shows! Hard to tell on this particular card because I matted it in black but I did that on the edge around the scene.
Supplies: Basic Grey Olivia paper pack patterned paper; Neenah Solar white cardstock; Copic Markers (Y26, Y28, Y21, Y000, R05, R12, R14, BG10, BG13, B000, B02, E41, E42, E000, 110); Ranger Glossy Accents (window panes); EK Success border punch; Bazzill cardstock
Another card using the Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. I am into bird nests these days and I thought this one would be fun to color with colored pencils. Haven't used those in awhile. Used just a little bit of glossy accents on the eggs. Yes, I know that eggs in real life aren't shiny but in my card world? They are! :-)
Supplies: Hero Arts layering paper and Envelope pattern stamp; Brushed corduroy, Bundled sage and Tumbled Glass Distress inks; Ranger Glossy Accents; Bazzill Cardstock; Neenah Solar white cardstock; Taylored Expressions die; Prismacolor colored pencials; Great Impressions (image); Versafine black ink; Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 1
Verve Stamps is one of my favorite stamp companies. Beautiful verses and images. When I see "Morning by Morning new mercies I see" the beautiful Great Is Thy Faithfulness hymn runs through my head. Love that. This is one of those cards that had absolutely no plan when I started out. Just sort of evolved...
The dotted rectangle stamp in the Hero Arts Dots N Flowers stamp never really caught my eye for some reason. Until today when it occured to me that if it is embossed it would be a great background piece, covered in Distress Inks. And the bigger flower and leaves in the set make a perfect accent for the card.
Other supplies: Hero Arts greeting stamp, Note card, and gem; Broken China, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Ink; Versafine black ink; Ranger Detail Clear embossing powder (for greeting); October Afternoon The Thrift Shop
I went to Stampaway this weekend and as I do every year I had fun being surrounded by stamping goodies and shopping with friends. One of the best things about it was discovering Our Daily Bread Designs. Beautiful Christian stamps. Many Scriptural verses (and images) ... it was hard to choose. This card uses one of them with a verse from Isaiah.
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock; Neenah Solar Whilte paper; Old Paper Distress Ink; Spellbinders die; My Favorite Things flower die; Hero Arts button and lace; Memory Box Spearmint paper; Twine