Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Making a Scene"

Good morning! Ready for another Februrary 1st Sneak Peek? Today, I am featuring a super cool new stamp set called "Mini Silhouette Scapes from Clear Dollar Stamps. I've got to tell you that these stamps are very small to work with, and very overwhelming and intimidating to me...INITIALLY! But, once, I got them all juicy and ready to stamp, it dawned on me how incredible VERSATILE these stamps are! The possibilities of creating unique scenery with these little gems are ENDLESS, and I mean ENDLESS! I guarantee that when you use these for the first time and finish creating your first unique scene, you will be IN LOVE! I adore this set and I know that I will be using it over and over. I had such an enormous pleasure from creating this little mountain springtime scene and was able to not only stamp it, but color and blend it with Copic Sketch Markers! Below, you'll see another card that I created using "Mini Silhouette Scapes" stamp set, but this time, I decided to create a Fall mountain scene. Here you will see the versatility of this great stamp set. Ordering and pricing details may be found HERE. Be sure to see my team members' blogs, Monique Hawrelluck, and Laurie Wilson for some other samples to view using "Mini Silhouette Scapes".

Stamp Sets Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Mini Silhouettes Scapes" & "Pretty Little Scriptures"
Cardstock & Papers: K& Co. Roam & Bailey Designer Mat Pads, Colormates Dark Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Colormates Light Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Stampin' Up! Handsome Hunter, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - B14, B32, G21, G28, YG67, Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels Two Dies, Cuttlebug, Perfect Paisley and D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, SU! Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Set, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf & Fern Punches, Cuttlebug Flower Dies, Adhesives, Sewing Machine, Thread, Cloud Template, Zots, Dimensionals, Offray Mini Spool Ribbon, Generic Button, Silver Metallic Twine, American Crafts Brads.
Coloring Medium: Copic Coloring
Special Techniques: Basic Stamping, Dry Embossing, Machine Stitching, Paper Piercing

A 5"x5" card base was cut from Paper Trey White Cardstock and set aside. A green mat was cut to 4.5" x 4.5" from K&Co. "Roam" Designer Paper Pad, then embossed with a Cuttlebug Perfect Paisley Embossing Folder. Two horizontal strips were cut: a green patterned strip from K&Co. Bailey Designer Paper Pad was cut to 4.5" wide x 2" high, and a white strip from Paper Trey White to 4.5" wide x 2.25" high. The green patterned strip was run through the Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder, then glued to the white horizontal strip. Using a Paper Piercing Tool, I paper pierced across the top and bottom of the white horizontal strip, then glued the 2 horizontal strips to the green 4.5" x 4.5" green mat. Using my Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine ; ) I machine stitched around the 4 sides of the green mat, as well as stitched along the top and bottom of the green patterned horizontal strip. A pink grosgrain dashed ribbon was run across the center of the horizontal mat strips and secured to the back of the card.

The main image is a handstamped, uniquely created scene using Clear Dollar Stamps "Mini Silhouette Scapes" Stamp Set. This stamp set is amazing as far as creative possibilities! The scene was stamped using various Stampin' Up! ink pad colors (as listed above), and the pond and background was drawn and colored in using Copic Sketch Markers. Using a homemade cloud template, I created the sky and clouds above the scenery, and then overstamped the sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps' "Pretty Little Scriptures" stamp set, using Stazon Black Ink.

The stamped image was cut out using the Nestabilities Labels Two dies, as well as the two pink mats around the stamped image. The stamped image was then glued to the two pink mats and popped up on Dimensionals overtop the horizontal strip and ribbon.

Two paper flowers were punched using Cuttlebug Flower Dies, and using a Signo White Gel Pen, I polka-dotted the petals of the darker pink flower and set aside to dry. Using Martha Stewart Fern and Leaf Punches, I created the foliage for the die-cut flowers. The pink flowers were stacked together, along with the sage green button, and secured with a metallic twine. The flower stack was glued to the card front. The leaves were anchored down around the pink flowers using glue. Two mini pink brads were added to the upper left corner of the card. To finish, the card elements were glued to the white cardstock base.


Katie Renz said...

Wow Linda,
Amazing coloring and such detail to your card! As always, you do an incredible job!

Chriserendipity said...

Hi Linda...I came across your entry on Splitcoast today, which led me to your fabulous blog! My goodness, all your cards are certainly works of "heart", and truly considered to be "Art" IMHO! Thank you for being so generous to share not only your talent, but your "how-to's" as well!

Chris in Calgary AB Canada

Laurie tx stamper said...

This scene is totally amazing! Love the spring colors on this. So wonderful!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING ... beautiful scenery! The colours are gorgeous and so much detail!

Anonymous said...

Oh my....what an amazing work of art - love the brilliant colors and that wonderful scripture!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Absolutely beautiful card Linda!! Quite the work of art!!! I truly love it!!


Toni said...

Linda Lou! this card is stunningly beautiful...oh my!
The colors are breath taking!!

Your cards a work of art!