Today’s project has it all. A retiring stamp set, a video showing a couple of techniques, and a new take on a continuing stamp set. At the end there’s also a sneak peek from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue that goes live on June 3rd. It all started because I wanted to make one last card using the retiring On To Adventure Stamp Set…
OFF CAMERA PREPARATIONS
In order to keep my video fairly short I decided to do a few things off camera first.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut some Thick Whisper White Card to 5-1/5″ x 8-1/2″. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 4-1/4″. Finally I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Gray Granite Card to use as a mat on my card front. Then I cut a 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ piece of Whisper White Card for the main scene. Finally I cut a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White to line the card base.
On the smaller of the two Whisper White pieces I used VersaMark ink to stamp the ‘oil spill’ from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
ON TO ADVENTURE
In the bottom right corner of the larger Whisper White piece I stamped the golfer image from the On To Adventure Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I stamped him on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope too.
Finally I coloured the two golfers using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. In the end I chose light Real Red, Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay, plus dark Gray Granite. I also used the Smoky Slate light and dark markers, and finished with Ivory for his skin.
I just needed one last golfer and I stamped him onto a scrap of Thick Whisper White Card then cut him out using Paper Snips.
Then with my preparations in place I sat down to film the main part of my project.
CREATING THE GOLFER SCENE
The sponging on the front of the scene was done using Balmy Blue and Garden Green. The video was filmed in real time so you can see I don’t really spend a whole lot of time fussing over the sponging.
After the sponging I coloured the golfer to match the other two done off camera. Once again I wanted to show you how quickly this can be done. In fact the fussy cutting took longer than the colouring. As an alternative I could have fussy cut a mask and coloured him directly on the sponged layer afterwards. I did consider this but I like the slightly raised effect created by gluing him and the flag on after the scene had been created.
I finished the video without a sentiment as I really hadn’t thought that far ahead when I sat down to film. So I had time to play a little before showing you the finished card. As it turned out I ended up reaching for a new punch from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue…
It’s called the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch and gives six, yes SIX different label options. There are two different end shapes to choose from and each one can be punched onto 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″ strips. The wider the strip the more detail punched onto the end. The beauty of this new punch is that you can make the strips as long as you like.
For my sentiment I took a 1/4″ wide strip and used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp “Happy Retirement” from the On To Adventure Stamp Set. Next I punched one end using the straighter of the two end shape options. Then I turned the strip around and punched the other end. To finish the card I simply added the sentiment to the front using liquid glue.
I love how this project turned out and I’m going to miss the On To Adventure Stamp Set.
MORE ON TO ADVENTURE PROJECTS
For more projects featuring the On To Adventure Stamp Set, check out these earlier blog posts:
- This photographer made me smile
- Following my bliss
- The key to new adventures
- Omm yoga na laugh at this
- An old fashioned grandma
- Another catalogue collaboration
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the On To Adventure Stamp set has retired and is no longer available from Stampin’ Up!