Today I'm on Strawberry Jude Stamps blog. I'm very excited to be a guest designer this month for them. The stamp set I used is called Fishing With Moose and Hedgehog and is so adorable and perfect for a masculine card. I am going to give the card I am posting today to my husband for his birthday this month. It can also be great for a Valentine's Day card as well.
HERE IS A LINK to Strawberry Jude Stamps online store and HERE IS A LINK to the stamp set I am using today. There is also a super cute dragon stamp set available in the new release called, Dragons and Jewels and HERE IS A LINK to that stamp set.
This is what the stamp set looks like that I used...
I really had a lot of fun with this one. I made a scene using the moose and hedgehog in the hammocks, the 2 trees and the sentiment, just the two of us.
I used Bristol Smooth paper and began by sponging a light layer of Memento Summer Sky, which is a perfect light blue color for this. Next I wanted to add some texture with clouds so I used a couple of older Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Dies in two different sizes. I sponged right around the edge of the die positioning it different ways and I used Gina K Designs Powder Blue ink.
I used Gamsai Tambi watercolor paints and simply painted a strip of grass across the bottom and then I used a Zig Real Brush Marker to flick blades of grass on top. I also used these watercolor paints to color in he trees and hammocks and Zig Markers to color the animals.
The hearts were cut out of Gina K Designs kraft card stock using Poppy Stamps Heart Frames dies and the sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder.
I hope you'll check out the Strawberry Jude Stamps online store for the two new release stamps as well as all of the other clear polymer stamps. I am really impressed with the quality of these stamps. This was my first time using their stamps and I highly recommend them.
I hope I inspired you to try building a scene around your stamps. It's very easy and fun to see each part come together. It's just another way to enhance your stamps.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!