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:
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.
Click on this link: https://pennyblackinc.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/project-guide-2_29_16.pdf