Hi Everyone and welcome back to my craft room! Today I’m sharing the new Whimsy Harvest Wreath rubber stamp paired with the Bold Alphabet dies in an eclipse card. I am obsessed with eclipse cards lately, and I find myself planning new cards every time I see a stamp I like. (Click HERE for another eclipse card I created.)
Technique: Eclipse card with the new Bold Alphabet dies
I began by stamping the Harvest Wreath with Memento tuxedo black ink on X-Press It cardstock, and then colored with Copic Markers. Colors used: E08, E000; YR02, 16, 68, 20; YG67, 03, 25, 45; V000, 12, 15, 17; BV08, G20, Y00, 11, 08; YG03, 11, 25.
Next I stamped a mask onto masking paper and fussy cut the outside as well as the inside. (FYI – I tried using artist’s masking fluid on a scrap stamped image, but it rubbed the top layer of paper. I will keep experimenting and see if I can find a way to make it work.) Then placed the mask over my wreath, and stamped brushed corduroy Distress Ink with the Farmhouse Shiplap Background over the masked image. I repeated the stamping with antique linen Distress Ink to give even more texture to the shiplap background. Finally, I blending brushed corduroy and antique linen inks over the entire background, and then removed the mask after the ink dried.
Carefully align the alphabet dies along a grid or ruler, and tape the letters together. I measured to find the center of the wreath, and ran the image through the Vagabond to die cut the word Blessed from the stamped and colored images. Also, I cut five more sets of letters from the purple cardstock, and glued them together for added dimension. Finally, I adhered all of the cardstock panels together, added the dimensional die cut letters with the colored die cut letters, and finished the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops in violet galaxy and Little Things From Lucy gems.
I used an antique linen Distress Marker to outline the wreath where the mask blocked the ink blended background, and filled in any white areas.
The Whimsy DoveArt rubber stamps are a dream to use! The red rubber gives precise stamped details in the image, and it shows shaded areas. So knowing where to shade with markers is easy-peasy (as I’m not so good yet at this skill, LOL).
The masking paper is very tacky without damaging the colored image. It adheres well and doesn’t move when blending ink over the image.
Don’t be afraid to use dark marker colors and add lots of shade to your images! It makes a dramatic difference in your coloring.
Use your craft mat or ruler to align letters and tape them together well in order to create a straight sentiment. Since I needed the ‘e’ and ‘s’ again for this word, I cut the ‘bles’ first, and then made a second run with the dies for the word. It’s tricky to get it straight, so take your time!
There you have it! What do you think? Isn’t that wreath so pretty? I was inspired by Jennifer Dove’s wintery card to create a Christmas card using this same stamp soon. I highly recommend investing in this stamp as one that can be recycled throughout the year. I can’t wait to see what you create! Love and artsy hugs!
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