One of the things I love about creating projects using stamps is the ability to mix and match images and sentiments from different sets. This morning I decided to create another card using the Letter Board Messages Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! and when I saw the ‘Just miss you. That’s all’ sentiment one particular image came immediately to mind. So out came the Beautiful You Stamp Set and a few Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and away I went.
I knew that I wanted the outline of the walking lady image and my chosen sentiment to be a really crisp dark black so I pulled out my Stamparatus stamp positioning platform so I could stamp them onto a layer of Whisper White Card a couple of times each using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using the Stamparatus meant that I could reink the stamp and know that when I stamped down it would be in exactly the same place as before.
Then I stamped the lady image a couple of times coming in from the left side on a separate layer of Whisper White Card and on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
With the stamping all done I coloured the three images using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in light Cherry Cobbler, light Smoky Slate, light Pool Party and Ivory. Then I went back over each image with the same colours to create some darker areas.
TIP: Alcohol markers like Stampin’ Blends are designed to saturate the card or paper when you are colouring, so when using them on an envelope I always put a piece of scrap paper inside it to prevent any possible bleeding of the colour going right through to the back.
Next I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Basic Gray Card, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
To complete the project the Whisper White piece with the sentiment was fixed to the front of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) and the other Whisper White piece was added to the inside. Job done.
I love the clean and simple lines of this project. The colours are rather muted and the white space around the image reflects the feeling of the sentiment. What do you think?