Today I'm showing you a card I made using a favorite stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps called Ready for Winter F2699. She has such a timeless face and presence so she will be used for many years to come. Here's my card (5 x 7 size).
I did the triple layering technique using just one stamp for the background G3584 Tree with Berries (again one of my favorites, if you've been following my posts) . I stamped with Versafine ink onto white card stock and dotted each berry with a red marker. I then assembled all the layers/mats and started working on my image. Below is a closer look at the image...
I love to paper piece and thought this would be a great image to use this technique on. I stamped her first on white card stock using black Archival Ink and again on decorative paper. I thought the tiny print of the paper was so appropriate for her coat. What do you think?
I cut the first image out and colored her hair, face, hands and warmers, boots and sled using colored pencils. I set this aside and cut out just the coat and hat from the print paper. I used my xacto knife to cut around the sleeve endings and her hands also. I adhered the print over the pencil-colored image and there she is...ready for winter. Well, almost...
I decided she needed a fence to be waiting behind. I used the great Decorative Iron Fence D3518 and since I wanted it to conform to all the layers when adhered, I used laminating film and stamped onto it with Stazon ink. It worked wonderfully. Yippeee, I have a new product to use in my stamping!!! And no adhesive dots to show :)
Just when I thought it might be ready to post I wanted to have it snowing, sooooo
I grabbed three Prima white flowers, added adhesive to the fronts and sprinkled white glitter on them. When dry, I glued them onto the card like they were falling around the image and added a tiny drop of white Liquid Pearl to the center of each one. Now it was complete.
She is absolutely Ready for Winter and I do believe she almost has a grin on her face, don't you?
Thanks for stopping by and checking out today's card.
White & dark blue card stock
Black Archival Ink
Versafine Smokey Gray Ink
Black Stazon Ink
My Mind's Eye decorative 6x6 paper