Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Flying Home - New Home

Hello, Crafters.

Today's card is the second idea I told you I had with the Flying Home Stamp Set, not so much the design but I wanted to do a new home card! 

I started with a large piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and stamped the birdhouse image in such position that I could have cut the Whisper White CS large enough to be a complete top layer to an A6 card, if that was what I decided I wanted to do!

I used Basic Black Archival Ink for the image and put it to one side to allow it a few minutes to dry. 

While I was waiting, I decided to collect together a selection of my Marker Pens to paint the image. 

For the leaves I chose Wild Wasabi; for the house and bird I chose Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake; Daffodil Delight for the stamens; a selection of pinks, lavender and purple for the flowers. 

After I'd coloured the leaves and the stamens, I tested the pinks, lilacs and purples, by mixing and matching, and eventually settled for Blushing Bride and Powder Pink. 

When I'd finished the flowers, I painted the house using Sahara Sand, and created a bit of shading by going over the same area a couple of times. 

Then I painted the bird using Crumb Cake, and I did some shading, but unfortunately I went over the edge of his tail - not much but I wasn't happy! 

I took a scrap of Whisper White CS, stamped another image of the bird, repainted it, and fussy cut it so I could adhere it onto the bird I wasn't happy with a Dimensional. 

This gave me the idea of stamping one of the butterflies, and the flying bird, painting and fussy cutting them as well, so they could be adered onto the main image with Dimensionals!

Next I had to find the sentiment, so I sat down and went through my stamp reference file and found ON YOUR NEW HOME in the At Home With You Stamp Set. 

All I needed then was CONGRATULATIONS in a size that complimented it! 

Although there were several options I liked - I totally dimissed CONGRATS - the sentiment I liked best was in the Lift Me Up Stamp Set.

It was attached to YOU SOAR ABOVE THE REST stamp, but this didn't matter as I was punching both parts of the sentiment using the Classic Label Punch. 

The size of the punch was spot on for this sentiment but too long for the second part i.e. ON YOUR NEW HOME.

As I didn't want a long piece of plain cardstock either end of this sentiment, I lined the first punch up with the sentiment starting where I wanted it to be.

Once I'd punched it out, I fed the end on the right-hand side back into the punch from underneath, which allowed me to punch the excess off!

To put my card together, I started with a Blushing Bride CS card base, with a layer of Whisper White CS, and a top layer of Blushing Bride CS. 

I dry-embossed the top layer using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder, and then adhered the three pieces together using Tombow. I adhered all the images to the top layer with Dimensionals, and then adhered a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card. 
Using Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped two butterflies and one bird in the bottom right hand corner of this layer, and coloured hem in the same way as on the front. 

I forgot to mention that I used Soft Sky and Pool Party Marker Pens for the butterfly on the front of the card, and followed this through inside the card.

There is a third image in the stamp set Flying Home, but I don't have any ideas springing to mind what to do with it! 

I hope you've enjoyed this project. That's about it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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