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- Good Evening Stampers!
Thanks for joining me this evening! I have another card from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I had some time this afternoon to craft and came up with another card that is a spin off Jen Mitchell’s (one of the designer team at Freshly Made Sketches) beautiful card.
First I used the Stitched Shapes Framelit (145372) die smallest square and cut four window panes from my base Whisper White (100730) card stock. I scored the base to help place the squares in the correct position. The first one I tried (even using my magnetic plate on my Big Shot (143263)) shifted at the last minute so the window was skewed. I used a sticky note to hold the square down the second time I tried and that helped a lot. I attempted to keep the scenery simple for behind the window but had such fun while doing the stamping of the scene that I got a little carried away! I used 2 stamp sets for the scene: Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) and High Tide (143006). I tried 3 times before I was happy enough to use the scene .
First I used the ground stamp from High Tide (143006) to stamp the foreground in stamped off Early Expresso (147114). I repeatedly stamped until I filled in the bottom portion. Parts of this get cut off by the windows so if you make this card learn from my mistake 🙂 Then I cleaned my stamp and used that same stamp with stamped off Balmy Blue (147105) for the sky. I filled in the sky portion and did not worry too much about the open areas. I left room for the sun and continued to fill in. Then I used the other smaller background stamp from High Tide (143006) to fill in the other areas with stamped off Balmy blue (147105). I used the sun stamp with Pineapple Punch (147141) during this time so I would not forget to leave the space open. I would do the sun before I stamped the sky if I repeated this card.
I used the large tree stamp from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) with Old Olive (147090) ink then cleaned my stamp and re-stamped the same spot with Pear Pizzazz (147104). When inking up the Tree stamp with Pear Pizzazz(147104), I just inked the branches not the trunk of the tree. Lining up this part is a bit of a challenge with the wood block stamp but I think I did pretty good. I think using two colors give the tree more dimension. I ordered the wood block set from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) but in retrospect I think the clear set may be the better choice because then I could use my Stamparatus! (146276) to re-stamp the same spot much easier. If you do not have a Stamparatus (146276) you should look into one.
I then used Pear Pizzazz (147104) to stamp the pine trees. Next I stamped the birds from High Tide (143006) across the sun and across the whole square. I attached the square to the inside of the card lining up the top to the top of the card. I applied Snail adhesive (104332) to the inside of the window and then placed the square in place. I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) to the bottom of the card with Old Olive ink (147090).
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