To start the week, I thought I would share four cards which appear in The Stampers’ Sampler.
It was actually the packaging for RELICS & ARTIFACTS, which I had also used as a substrate for this collection, HERE ,which led me to make the cards. I deliberately limited myself to the stamps I inked up and also embellishments, you can see they are minimal, only tiny little accents.
Character Constructions Stamps.
French Laundry No. 11 (female/upper torso and arms) available from That’s Crafty and direct from Character Constructions
French Laundry No. 5 (dress)
Mad Tea Party No. 8 (parasol)
The dress was stamped directly onto the re-cycled RELICS & ARTIFACTS packaging, dressing it up with tiny pieces of fabric
giving the gown a lacy collar.
This is one of my oldest Character Constructions stamps, she is much loved by me.
I like the way the design on the packaging shows through the stamped image.
Little shabby details such as Paris stamped onto some found/re-cycled paper and a fabric scrap layered with another stamped piece.
What I have learned is that proportions do not need to be accurate when working with Character Constructions stamps. It is very freeing not to be bound by such constraints although it has taken me a long time to be comfortable with doing so!
A snippet of lace and pearl detail to embellish the gown.
Darkroom Door stamped stitches directly onto the packaging and also onto brown found/re-cycled paper.
I like the effect the stamped stitches bring to the cards.
I like adding small details, tactile details.
There we have it, the first post for this new week. I don’t know about any of you but I cannot believe it is April already!
03 Apr 2017 9 Comments
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