Thursday, July 28, 2016

Relax and Fish Card

     I hope you're all having a fun and relaxing summer! Red Rubber Designs has a wonderful selection of outdoor/nature stamps, which I combined to create this card using lots of layers, stitching, and texture, using the Relax and Fish Unmounted Stamp as my main focal image!

     All of the layers were made from white cardstock colored with sprays and LSG Magicals. The Relax and Fish image was stamped with permanent green, brown, and black inks. Behind it, I stamped the Charming Forest Cling Mounted Stamp in permanent black ink, and coated both pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Vintage, after tearing and curling the edges. The PERFECT addition is the big green button that once belonged to my grandma, which I covered with Distress Embossing Powders (Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo), to give the illusion of a trunk and branches coming from the stamped tree below it.

     The layer peeking out on top, was first stamped with Magicals to create the tree line with the Mountain Scenery Unmounted Stamp. Then I used some sprays, and once dry, stamped the same image again with permanent brown ink, and also gave it a coat of Distress Collage Medium Vintage.

     I used gesso and cheesecloth to create the texture on the background, giving it an aged look with sprays. The rope was also aged with some brown inks, and I created a loop to showcase this vintage leather button that came from my great grandma's button collection. 

     The banner was made from chipboard colored with LSG Magicals, giving it even more texture.

     I was able to relax, just making this card for my brother's birthday, and hope you get to play and relax too with your own stamps!

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1 comment:

  1. This is such fun!!!! I love the layers and pretty banners! Fabulous coloring for this masculine project!


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