Today is the day for the release of the new stamp set from The Stamps of Life. It is called Ornaments4Christmas. With this card I embossed the ornament and the sentiment. I love using none traditional colours for my Christmas cards.
Please check out the gallery at The Stamps of Life to see all the amazing projects made with this stamp set.
I would like to share with you my card, using products from The Stamps of Life. I used the Circle Flip-Its # 2 die for my base. This die makes card making quick and easy. I used stamps from the set HappyBday2you.
Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop! One winner will be randomly chosen to win 3 stamp sets of their choice ($12.95 value or less)! The winner will be chosen July 31st and announced on The Stamps of Life Blog on August 1st.
Want to share with you one of my favourite techniques that I use to make my background in my art journal. I got this technique from Terri Kahri. She has a wonderful video you can watch. I like to use Dylusions Small Creative Journal when I am working on different techniques. This is sort of like my note book of techniques.
I love using the Derwent Intense Colored Pencils to make this back ground.
Before you start you must prep your page with gesso. If you don't, your page will pill ( not sure if that is the word). You scribble over your page with your Derwent Intense Pencils. These are the colours I started with, Tangerine, Sienna Gold, Violet and Freesia. Using a baby wipe you rub your marks until they are mixed together. You let this dry and then add Sherbet and Dark Aquamarine.
I then take Dina Wakeley Turquoise paint and rub with a baby wipe to certain areas of my pages. Not too much but enough to blend the colours.
Thought for this up coming Donate to Create we should try some of the new Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder. Lindy's embossing powders are two tone, it gives you a secondary shimmer to your image. So I picked Golden Angel Wings to highlight the butterfly. I also used a new embossing folder from Ultimate Crafts- Bella Collection for my background, this one is called Summer Breeze. The butterfly is from Graphic 45 stamp set Botanical Tea.
My picture didn't give the embossed butterfly justice. Hope to see you this coming Wednesday. Thanks for looking and have a great day.