Saturday, 8 October 2011

Stampscapes - Autumn Whatever Card

Evening Chickees!
The football game is on (yay!) so I've been doing my own thing in my rubber room again.  Yes, I'm on a 'fall' kick using Distress inks and Perfect Pearls.  This time I also incorporated a Stampscapes stamp to see how it would turn out.  Next time I'll live on the edge and try stamping a whole scene on something like this!
This card is a little different than the ones I posted this morning.  The original background is the same as they were all done at the same time... SUPER fast and easy!  It was blotchy using the Distress Inks and foam blender but each one was different so I could stamp whatever in different highlighted areas.
I started by using the Stampscapes oak branch and only stamping with the smaller edge branches.  As I stamped each one I immediately dusted on the perfect pearls randomly and dusted off with the larger brush.  (Now here's a huge hint!  Victoria at Craft Capers told me about using Swiffer dustin cloths.  I tried dusting my work and she was right!  It picked up all the loose pearl dust!)  Then it was stamping one by one around the paper.
Once it was done I stamped the sentiment which is also from Stampscapes.  I thought it fit perfectly!  I still wasn't satisfied though so took my oak branch again and just touched the tips of the branches onto the paper using Distress Ripe Persimmon.  Dusted that with clear embossing powder and these following photos show a close up of how it looks.. a REAL close up haha!
Hope those help to show what I've been trying to tell you!  Now here's the recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes 203G Oak Branch
              Sentiment - Stampscapes sheet
Inks:  Distress Wild Honey, Walnut, Frayed Burlap, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves
Perfect Pearls:  Biscotti, Mint, Green Patina, Cappuccino
Embossing Powder
Paper:  Staples 110 lb. white, Others are unknown from stash but could be Stampin' Up!
Twine:  From the greenhouse and dyed here and there with Distress Walnut
Button:  Stash
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sheree really love this - and may use this idea soon, I hope! looks really great! have just put a post up on my for the cards for Debby, too, link below, love Shaz in oz.x

Gail said...

This one is great too!

Gina L said...

I got my mail yesterday and I'm just now getting the chance to post. Can I just say that you made my day?!? Thank you SO MUCH for the stamp set. I love it, love it, love it. Now I am going to browse for tutorials so I can really make the most of of this gorgeous set. I love what you did with the Oak Branch set here! Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness, Sheree. I am sorry about the sudden loss of your husband in 2007. Thanks for the love on my blog!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous! Love your background blending and how you did the embossing! Rich, warm, beautiful!

Gina L said...

Thanks once again for the blog comment, Sheree. I know how to use unmounted stamps and all of that; I meant that I'm going to look for tutorials on how to put together the scenes, what mediums to use for cool results, etc. Thanks again for my set. I am so stoked!!! :)

Lorraine said...

Love your distress ink, perfect pearls, embossing creations! Beautiful! You sound like me when crafting - creating as you go along, lol.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! Hugs, Lori m

Merry said...

You sure have use of inks down pat....another beautiful card.

Maria André said...

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You have a lovely blog! Gonna enjoy looking back and to follow forward :)


Vika Dolya said...

Прекрасная работа!

Karen Howard said...

Very beautiful and perfect for autumn! Hugs, Karen

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful Stampscapes scene Sheree! I just love that tree branch.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely lovely x