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You should have come from Rosemary Bridges blog and the next stop is The Greeting Farm! Meanwhile on my stop of this hop you will find a sweet wood scene made from a mix of super adorable stamps and dies! I purposely kept both the background and the critters soft to add a bit of spring vibes to this card! What do you think? Are you a fan of bright bold colors or prefer a soft palette?
- Heffy Doodle Deer To Me Stamp Set (available at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- Heffy Doodle Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree Dies (available soon at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- Heffy Doodle Woodgrain Texture Background Die (available soon at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- Heffy Doodle Slimline Scenery Dies (available at Heffy Doodle and Scapbook.com)
- The Greeting Farm Wood Friends Stamp Set
Step By Step Instructions:
- Stamp the outline illustrations from Wood Friends Stamp Set and Deer To Me Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink . If you use a stamping positioning tool, ink and impress the illustrations a couple of times to achieve nice and crisp outlines.
- Color the stamps with copic markers. I used:
- deer E0000-E30-E31-E33-E35
- squirrel YR0000-YR000-YR00-YR02-YR04-YR24 & W00-W0-W3
- ears and cheeks R0000-R00-R01-R02
- wood trunk E40-E41-E42-E43-E44
- green YG000-YG00-YG03
- Fussy cut the stamps with the sharp small scissors right against the outlines and paint the edges with a black brush tip marker to hide any imperfection due to fussy cutting.
- Heat emboss in white onto black the sentiment from Deer To Me Stamp Set with VersaMark Clear Embossing Ink. Don’t forget to prep the cardstock with a Powder Tool Applicator to prevent the embossing powder to stick where you don’t want it!
- Trim and score an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) from Neenah Solar White paper.
- Die cut all the scenery elements from a Bristol paper, using Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree Dies and Slimline Scenery Dies. I used on this project Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting machine.
- Run the die cut tree trunk inside your die cutting machine with Woodgrain Texture Background Die to add faux stitched details.
- Ink all the scene elements with Distress inks, using the blending brushes to achieve a nice and smooth result:
- sky – Spun Sugar Distress Oxide, Tattered Rose Distress and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks;
- tree trunk – Antique Linen Distress and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks; DON’T FORGET TO INK THE BACK SIDE OF THE TREE HOLLOW!
- tree foliage – Crushed Olive Distress, Mowed Lawn Distress and Lucky Clover Distress inks;
- grass – Crushed Olive Distress ink;
- hills – Twisted Citron Distress and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.
- Splatter the sky piece and the trees with some tiny droplets of a clear shimmer spray and inks diluted with a small amount of water.
- Arrange all the elements on the card front and glue them in place by popping some on a foam tape for fun dimensional look.
- Finish with some highlights added with a white gel pen and a couple of matching sequins adhered with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
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That’s all for today! Hope you like this cute cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!