Today I’m using two of my favorite stamp sets together and trying a technique I found on Lydia Feidler’s blog (here) to create this birthday card…
a close up…
you can see there is also some paper piecing for her dress and umbrella in addition to the background which gives a sepia look to the overall card front.
to achieve this background it helps to have a stamp repositioner like a stampa-ma-jig or a MISTI.
Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…
- Paper: Natural White and Baked Brown Sugar (retired) Cardstock, plus water color paper and DSP of your choice for dress and umbrella paper piecing. I used Carried Away Designer Series Paper on this card.
- Ink: Archival Basic Black and Baked Brown Sugar (retired) You could substitute with any other brown ink.
- Stamps: Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments
- Tools ‘N Embellishments: You could use an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen (I feel one is too wet and the other not wet enough, so I used a small round brush with some water spritzed on an Acrylic Block. SU! Water Color Pencils
- The Natural White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
- The Baked Brown Sugar layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
- The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″. Stamp girl in foreground in Archival Basic Black ink. Stamp again on post it note and fussy cut placing over girl on card front as a mask before stamping background.
- Set up your MISTI with the Mediterranean Moment back ground stamp or your stampa-ma-jig and stamp the background scene in Baked Brown Sugar. Use your choice to lightly moisten this area to blur the outlines and give a sepia look to the background. Then reposition your stamp in the same place and re-stamp the background image.
- Remove mask. Stamp girl image on a scrap of DSP suitable for the umbrella and girl. Cut out umbrella and attach over stamped image on card front with multipurpose glue. Cut out just the dress from DSP scrap and apply over stamped image with multipurpose glue. I used SU! water color pencils to color her hair with Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso and skin tones in a light shade of Calypso Coral. Go over pencil markings with brush and water.
- Stamp sentiment at top right with Baked Brown Sugar.
- Inside there is a layer of Baked Brown Sugar 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL. And a layer over that of Natural White that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
You have probably done each of these techniques (sepia and paper piecing) but maybe not together…
Lots going on in the studio today…baby shower invites are off in the postal system, team surprises are well underway, swaps have just a few steps left to be finished and tomorrow’s post is ready for photography…not to mention tomorrow at 11 a.m. (EST) I will be “live” on Rambling Rose Studio’s facebook page demonstrating water color backgrounds using Color Burst by Ken Oliver. Hope you can tune in. If you are one of my facebook followers, you should have received an event post last night.
If you aren’t…why not stop by and see if you like it at Rambling Rose Studio!
Something happened to our spring weather today…brrrr!
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
I sure hope so.
Until tomorrow when my fingers really will be inky…you get inky and be HaPpY!