I used the Take Care Stamp set for my card this week. This set was one that I thought was so cute and then when I got it I was clueless to know what to do with it! Well, I decided to dust it off and give it a try with this week's wide-open sketch! And I must say, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The more I look at it, it almost looks like you are on the inside of a hollow tree, looking out and down below at a branch with a nest on it! Well, maybe if you use your imagination just a little -- he, he!
I used the Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelets large die, cut in Whisper White cardstock. I then used Marina Mist ink and a sponge, along with my CLOUD TEMPLATE, to create the soft clouds. Next I stamped the branch image (Chocolate Chip and Old Olive). The next was stamped with Versamark on Crumb Cake, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool and then sponged with Chocolate Chip Ink to bring out the embossing. The eggs were stamped with Pool Party Ink and embossed, using a Versamarker (retired, sorry). Nest and eggs were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I created the woodgrain background with a brand new Embossing Folder which will be available beginning August 1st in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I began with Crumb Cake cardstock and then inked on Chocolate Chip ink. I tied it all up with a little Linen Thread and put it on a Marina Mist Card Base (cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded). And that's it! This week's sketch leaves lots of room for creativity. It's a wide-open canvas for your creativity to soar!
Speaking of creativity, you'll want to make sure and check out the other Operator projects on Stamping 411! You'll be glad you did!
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