Friday, January 30, 2009

This second card that I've created using Clear Dollar Stamps' "Watermill" stamp set shows the full stamped image of the stamp. I wanted to create a rustic watermill and spring greenery around, so I chose Copic coloring and blending for the color medium. Watercoloring would work beautifully on this stamp, as well. "Watermill" will be released on February 1st. Ordering and pricing details may be found HERE. Be sure to see my team members' blogs, Stacy Morgan, Linsey Rickett, Kim Teasdale and Laurie Wilson for some other samples to view using "Watermill".

Stamp Sets Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Watermill" & "Pretty Little Scriptures"
Cardstock & Papers: K&Co. "Remake" Rose Reds & Earth Browns Mat Pads, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers: C1, C3, C5, B24, B32, BG72, G21, G28, YG67, E25, E27, E31, E34, R27, R29
Accessories: EK Success Corner Rounder Punch, SU! Large & Small Oval Punches, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Cloud Template, Adhesives, Morex Gingham Ribbon, American Crafts Photo Anchor, American Crafts Brads, American Crafts Large Eyelet
Coloring Medium: Copic Blending & Coloring
Special Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Machine Stitching

A 5.5"x 4.25" card base was cut from Paper Trey White Cardstock and set aside. Four rectangular mats were cut to size: Brown - 5.5" wide x 4.25" high, Red - 5" wide x 3.75" high, White - 4-3/8" wide x 3.5" high, Red - 4-1/8" x 3.25' high. The left and right bottom corners of all 4 mats were punched with the corner rounder punch.

The main watermill image was stamped onto Paper Trey White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored and blended using Copic Sketch Markers. The clouds and sky were created using a handmade Cloud Template and using a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber and Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue Ink. The stamped and colored image was then cut to 4" wide x 3-1/8" high, punching the lower left and right corners with the corner rounder punch. The colored, stamped image was glued to the progressively larger mat sizes, and set aside.

The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps' "Pretty Little Scriptures" stamp set. Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Paper Trey White Cardstock, I punched it out using the Stampin' Up! Small Oval Punch, lightly sponging the oval edge using a sponge dauber and Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Ink. I punched a larger oval mat for the sentiment using the Stampin' Up! Large Oval Punch. I glued the sentiment to the brown oval mat, and glued over top the stamped, colored main image. I secured a brown photo anchor to the right edge of the card, anchoring the sentiment, and punched a hole on the left side of the matted sentiment oval to accommodate a large eyelet, with which to thread the Morex Gingham Ribbon and wrapping around the card back to the front and securing with a "bow knot". Embellishing, I added two mini brads to the upper left corner of the card for added interest. To finish, the card front was glued to the white cardstock base.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful scenes Linda. I especially like how you create the clouds and add such a wonderful vibrant color to the card. Just beautiful. I really need to watch and learn from you. :0)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Linda, these cards are gorgeous!!! Such fun colors indeed!


Laurie tx stamper said...

What a neat idea to use the gingahm with the watermill! I hadn't thought of that, and it works so perfectly, making it all country looking!