Monday, October 11, 2010

Using an acrylic block as a background stamp


Over at 2Peas, Jennifer McGuire is doing a class called Holiday Thinking Inking.  Today she showed us how to make a background using an acrylic block as our stamp: you ink it up with distress ink, then spritz with water and carefully stamp on white cardstock.  This was the base of my card.  Then I stamped the pine trees and painted them in with a paint brush, using pine needles distress ink and perfect pearls and water all mixed together.  The bottom white panel was torn and added, shadowing a bit with soft stone shadow ink mixed with perfect pearls and water.  After attaching that to the main panel and trimming, I edged everything with faded jeans distress ink, then mounted the panel on a white notecard.  Young Deer was stamped, painted with a mix of scattered straw and vintage photo distress inks and perfect pearl water, then cut out.  To finish I added the sentiment, some subtle snowflakes stamped in tumbled glass, and some glitter along the snow line and on some of the snowflakes.

Entering this into the Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

Supplies:  white cardstock, Hero Arts K5256 Winter Tree, D5234 Young Deer, CL343 Holiday Sayings, tumbled glass, pine needles and faded jeans distress inks, Hero Arts soft stone shadow ink, versafine onyx black ink, glue pen and Prisma glitter

15 comments:

  1. Just watched Jen's video and love seeing your card! :>

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  2. Love seeing what you did. Gorgeous card!! I made some cards with this technique/tip. So fun!

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  3. Just seen the video and what a neat idea. Love your card Lin

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  4. This is so beautiful, Lin! Have to try Jennifer's techniques soon! Love how your card turned out!

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  5. Those trees look Fab! .. they just Pop! Great Technique
    Hugs
    Suze x

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  6. How clever is that! I must try that myself - makes a wonderful background - love your card Lin!

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  7. Love your card, Lin. It´s taking right out from a farytale. The background is lovely. Thanks for the tip.

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  8. LOVE what you did with the acrylic block background and the trees, Lin! And the deer looks so cute! :)

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  9. That is a cool technique and I think I will have to try it! I love the coloring of your card! Very sweet!

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  10. Very pretty card, Lin, and a great take on Jennifer's wonderful technique. Thanks x

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  11. this is gorgeous, LIn! love the pretty scene!

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  12. Wonderful scene! Love the texture on your card with the layers of colors. Beautiful!

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  13. Hey Lin! Thanks again for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Jolly Holiday Greetings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  14. Adorable card, Lin! Wonderful design and details! I always love it when you ink up that cute deer!

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  15. Wow! Jenn's technique really gives it that nice sheen and glazed look in the background, so good to see the classic deer stamp being used again!

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