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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Layering the colors

It's the first day of March. Based on the stormy weather, probably one of the worst of this winter, this might prove to be quite a month. Instead of being tucked away in my studio, I was out in it. At one point, I was drenched to the skin from the sudden downpour that immediately followed the loudest clap of thunder I heard inside the noisy restaurant. Not surprisingly, Hannah was sound asleep inside the the car, snuggled in her pet bed.

Returning home, I just had to do something creative. I pulled out a stamp from Penny Black that I've been wanting to try out for months. The day arrived!

The stamp I used was a wood-mounted stamp. The stamping gods must be with me because I was able to restamp the image 3 times without the use of a stamp positioner.

I stamped the flower and the leaves with the lightest shades of yellow and green. I followed with a medium tone of orange and green. That was followed with the darkest tone of orange and green.

I cut around the bottom of the two leaves on the bottom left so they would hang over the framing mat. After positioning the stamped image behind the frame, I taped it down on the backside; followed with foam mounting tape behind the entire frame mat and stamped image. The frame mat was cut with a die from Memory Box.

The sentiment was stamped with the MISTI stamp positioner.

Penny Black Stamps:

  • Noble 4377K

  • Heartfelt clear stamp set 30-286

Memento Luxe Inks: Dandelion; Morocco; Pistachio; Olive Grove; Northern Pine

Memento Ink: Tangelo

VersaFine Ink: Onyx Black

Memory Box Stitched Square Layers Die 30038

Classic Crest 110# card stock in Cream (stamped panel)

Cream Linen 80# card stock from The Paper Cut (frame cover mat)

Stardream Metallic 105# card stock in Zeus-Gold from The Paper Cut (base A2 card)

Droplets (Orange) from Queen & Co.

When I do this type of card again, I think I'll use Fun Foam as my dimensional backing for a more complete and finished mounting. Art 'n Soul sells the Fun Foam by the sheet.

From the Penny Black blog, here is a beautiful Easter Card from Heather Telford. Click on the link to go to the instruction sheet.

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