Tuesday, August 24, 2021

There's No Place Like Home!

It's Tuesday so I'm sharing a project created for Topflight StampsThis week my TFS teammates and I are showcasing PaperArtsy's wonderful products.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K.™ Designs
Terracotta, Pink Flesh, Turquoise Blue, Kingfisher Blue, Grass Green, Copper Beech, Deep Cadmium, and Chinese White Watercolour Pencils by Derwent
Sandstone, Lavender, Rosewood, Golden Locks, Honeycomb, Rosie Cheeks, Bing Cherry,  Blue Jeans, Inchworm, Fern, Folaige, Zig® Photo Twin™ Markers by Kuretake*
Cobalt Blue, Tea Rose, Brown, Pale Grey, Light Grey, Grey Tint Zig® Clean Color Brush Markers by Kuretake
Small Point Blend Brush IPC 1 by Dynasty®/FM Brush Company
Terracotta Chalk Pencil by Derwent
Blue and Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stamping Platform
Repositionable Labels by Avery®
Post-It® Notes by 3M
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink

Since it's still summer and I needed a card to accompany a house-warming gift, I wanted to use my whimsically gorgeous floral house stamps by Kay Carley. There are several stamp sets and a bunch of coordinating stencils in this collection that are on my wish list. You should check them out. You'll be glad you did.

This project took a left turn somewhere and I ended up creating something completely different than I had planned. I had planned on using my beloved Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints with this set and was going to create a slimline card. However, the flower house was wider than I thought, which did not leave room for those gorgeous trees. Instead, I created an 5.5" x 8.5" using primarily watercolor pens, pencils, and ink.

  1. Score a piece of 8.5" x 11" blue cardstock and fold to create the card. Set aside.
  2. Use magnets to secure a 5" x 8.5" piece of Mixed Media paper to the stamping platform.
  3. Position the floral house stamp face down on the paper. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  4. Ink the stamp with Obsidian Amalgam ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary to create a good impression.
  5. Ink the stamp again and stamp onto a piece of Removable Label Paper placed temporarily on the image panel.
  6. Position Post-It Notes so that they are covering the sides of the house.
  7. Use the stamping platform to stamp the tree onto the left and right sides of the house, cleaning the stamp between impressions.
  8. Stamp the tree onto a piece of the Removable Label Paper.
  9. Apply temporary adhesive to two small pieces of Removable Label Paper and stack them.
  10. Adhere the Removable Label Paper with the tree stamped on it to top of the pile.
  11. Fussy-cut the tree, separate the three layers, and remove the temporary adhesive to create three masks.
  12. Apply one of the tree masks to the tree on the left of the house. Reserve the other tree masks.
  13. Stamp the third tree on the far left. Remove the Post-It Note and reserve.
  14. Cover the bottom of the house with a Post-It Note.
  15. Position the stone path stamp from the Eclectica Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set (EKC35) as desired below the door of the house. 
  16. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  17. Ink the stamp with Obsidian Amalgam ink and stamp. 
  18. Remove the stamped image panel from the stamping platform.
  19. Use watercolor pencils, watercolor pens, and the IPC brush to color all the images as shown. 
  20. Use the green watercolor pens and the IPC brush to add the grass below the house and on either side of the stone path.
  21. Fussy-cut the house mask, then adhere atop its counterpart. 
  22. Adhere the tree masks over their counterparts.
  23. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  24. Starting from the top of the image panel, sponge or brush Periwinkle and Pink Jellybean Prism ink over the cloud portion of the Great Outdoors stencil.
  25. Move the stencil downward and continue to brush ink over the stencil until the image panel is filled with clouds.
  26. Use the Light Grey Zig Clean Color marker to ink the bricks stamp, breathe onto the stamp, and stamp the bricks onto the house. Repeat several times.
  27. Use Terracotta Chalk Pencil to add additional color to the house as shown.
  28. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the stamping platform.
  29. Position the sentiment facedown as desired on the image panel.
  30. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  31. Ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and stamp the sentiment. 
  32. Trim the image panel to 5" x 8".
  33. Mat the image panel with black cardstock cut slightly larger.
  34. Adhere the matted image panel to the blue card.
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