Sunday, June 3, 2012
I received some new LaBlanche Stamps and used two of them on this card. Have you seen the new LaBlanche Stamps Joan added to her blog? The "Chickadee" was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using "Distress Markers". I love using these new markers -- they take very little ink and are so easy to spread the color to get the watercolor effect, by using the Ranger "Water Brushes". The "Nest with Eggs" was also colored the same way and cut out. I don't know what color Chickadee eggs are - probably not blue - but I colored them blue so they would show up in the nest. These pieces were attached with dimensional Dots. I wasn't sure if I should put the nest in a tree but decided to have it "hidden" in the tall grass". I used two different grass borders; one from Cheery Lynn and the other from Poppy Stamps. The taller grass is from Poppy Stamps and I decided to use some of the small flowers that you get when you die cut the Memory Box "Flower Mound" which is a "topper" for a Memory Box tree. They are just the perfect size for tiny little flowers. To add leaves I used the tiny leaves from the Memory Box "Leaf Canopy" with is another tree topper. To add glue to these small flowers and leaves, I added a large spot of glue to my Teflon Craft Mat. I lifted these pieces with tweezers and dipped then in the glue, then placed them where I wanted them on the tall grass.
I used the smallest medallion from the JustRite "Spring Rose Medallions" stamp set. It was stamped with VersaFine black ink and clear embossed then cut out with the matching JustRite dies. The sentiment, which reads "Grow with Love" is also from the same stamp set. The Medallion was colored with Distress Ink Markers and attached with dimensional dots. Two Cheery Lynn corners were added and a small K&Company butterfly, to complete the card.
LaBlanche "Chickadee" (LB1276)
LaBlanche "Nest with Eggs" (LB1271)
JustRite "Spring Rose Medallions" (CL-03685)
JustRite "Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion" dies
Cheery Lynn "Lace Corner Deco J" (B175)
Poppy Stamps "Grassland Border" (825)
Cheery Lynn "Grass Border" (B126)
Memory Box "Leaf Canopy" (98142)
Memory Box "Flower Mound" (98144)
Ranger "Distress Markers"
Ranger "Water Brushes" (Set of 2 - one small and one wide to use for backgrounds)