I know it’s been a little “hit and miss” on my blogging, but things are always very busy in my life — and yours! I can keep making a list of excuses, or I can just keep on doing the best I can. I hope that I can just continue to post projects that I create, and hope that they will bless some of you. I know how much I love seeing posts on other’s blogs, so maybe some of you that read will enjoy my projects. This card was inspired and cased almost identically to one that I found on Pinterest. Sometimes I find inspiration on blog posts, but mostly these days, I search Pinterest for ALL of my crafting and baking needs. It is my “go to”! The original card is from Crafting Clare and can be found HERE.
This card came together in this order, and ALL pieces are from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
- Stamp 2 trees with Early Espresso to get 2 shades of brown.
- Stamp 2 trees with Soft Suede to get 2 more shades of brown.
- Stamp lots of little “grass” sprouts with Old Olive at the bottom and around the bases of the trees. Don’t always re-ink between! This will give you lots of shades of green grass.
- Using the tiny “spots” image, stamp lots of Pear Pizazz spots all over the bottom part of the card. Fill it all in with various shades of Pear Pizazz. Don’t be shy! Keep on spotting it up, and you’ll be amazing how it all comes together.
- Stamp a few time with the long “wavy” image and Soft Sky ink. This creates a little bit of “ground” at the bottom, and I stamped the ink off to create a very light color of Soft Sky. Once again, just play without rules! Have fun!
- Stamp your words at the bottom with Early Espresso ink.
- Use a sponge dauber and Crushed Curry ink. VERY lightly rub some ink in a circle motion over to the left side to create a gentle sun peeking through the trees.
- Sponge the “sky” and all edges of the card with Soft Sky ink. Start slowly and softly — and darken as desired. This REALLY frames out the card and adds a finishing touch.
- Mount the finished stamped piece onto the Whisper White Card Base.
I hope that my boss likes my card! I think it is a “given” that most men don’t really think about the handiwork that goes into our hand-stamped cards. But I think he is starting to “get it” after me being here for 10 months. Since January, I’ve given him about 70 cards for various birthdays among our staff. He likes to give cards to all of the employees who are in the business lines that he manages. So, he has seen alot of my work this year! Stay tuned for more craftiness! I have several other items waiting in the wings to blog about!