Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Spring is Late

It's Tuesday so it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are celebrating spring or Mother's Day. Spring weather and spring flowers seem to be running late here in the Northeast, but my bunnies are back and the Easter Rabbit is scheduled to visit on Sunday. So I opted to create a card with I'm Late Clear Stamp #446 and the Flowers and Gears Clear Stamp Set 195, both by Olga Heldwein for AALL and Create

Here's the card!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: 
Rabbit Fur: C00, C0, C1
Rabbit's Watch Crystal: BG11
Rabbit's Goggle Lens: BG90, BG9
Flowers: RV52, RV63, RV69, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, BV11, BV13, BV17, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Leaves: BG53, BG57, G43
Small Brush Black Multiliner by Copic®
Pale Grey, Cool Grey, Tea Rose Zig® Clear Color Marker by Kuretake
Antique Linen Distress® Marker and Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Black Pitt Artist Pens by Faber Castell
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Sunburst Gold Metallic Gel Pen by Pentel
Clocks Debossing Plate by Cheery Lynn Designs
Washi Tape: Source Unknown

  1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 7" x 10". Score at 5" and fold to form a 7" x 5" top-folding card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the flower branch twice and the other flowers from the Flowers and Gears Clear Stamp Set 195 by Olga Heldwein onto white cardstock.
  3.  Fussy-cut the flower branch, some separate flowers from the branch, and the individual flowers from the set.*
  4. Color the flowers with Copic markers and use a black brush Copic Fineliner pen to edge them. Set them aside. 
  5. Use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink to stamp the White Rabbit/I'm Late Clear Stamp #446 onto Mixed Media paper.
  6. Heat set the rabbit (ouch!) and fussy-cut him. 
  7. Color the Rabbit's fur, his goggle lens, and the pocket watch crystal with Copic markers.
  8. Smoosh Mermaid and Graphite Elements Inks onto a craft mat and mist with water. 
  9. Use a paint brush to pick up the watery ink and color the jacket and the hat of the Rabbit. 
  10. Use the Distress marker and ink picked up from the pad to color his shirt and vest. *
  11. Use a gold metallic pen was used to color the buttons on his vest, the chain, and the pocket watch case. 
  12. Build several layers of Clear Glaze pen, allowing to dry between layers, to add dimension and shine to his goggle lens, the watch crystal, and his buttons.
  13. Create the background paper by brayering  Della Blue Elements Ink onto a 5 x 7 Gel Press using the 2" Speedball Brayer
  14. Use a 5" x 7" piece of  Mixed media paper to pull the print.
  15. Clean the brayer and the Gel Press.
  16. Use the brayer tot add a very light coat of Confetti Elements Ink onto the Gel Press. 
  17. Use the same paper to pull the print.
  18. Clean the brayer and the Gel Press.
  19. Repeated the process again with Della Blue Elements Ink
  20. Clean the Gel Press and the brayer.
  21. Spray the print with Glamour Gold Prism Glimmer Mist, shaking well between sprays.
  22. Unscrew the top of the Glamour Gold Prism Glimmer Mist and use the applicatorto splatter the print. 
  23. Heat set.
  24. Trim the background print to 6.75" x 4.75".
  25. Edge the background with with Della Blue Elements Ink
  26. Spray Glamour Gold Prism Glimmer Mist onto a piece of foam and use the foam to edge the piece a second time. 
  27. Heat set.
  28. Place the background print onto the Clock plate and run through the die cut machine to add additional visual interest.
  29. Add clock-printed Washi tape to the base of the background panel.
  30. Adhere all the colored flowers and the White Rabbit to the card as shown.
  31. Adhere the background panel to the reserved 7" x 5" card.
  • When cutting the flower branches from the Flowers and Gears Clear Stamp Set 195, I did trim away some of the smaller flower tendrils and also got rid of some leaves. 
  • I wish I had used different colors for the White Rabbit's vest and his shirt. Alas.

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