Friday 9 June 2017

Birthday Delivery for Beautiful You

This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters Project Highlights this week.  Click here to see all the great projects and vote for your favourites.

For this card, I used masking to combine images from four different stamps sets to create a little scene.  Can you recognise which ones?  You'll find the answer in the product images at the bottom of this post.
Lovely As A Tree, combining stamp sets, Beautiful You, Birthday Delivery, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
It's so much fun to combine stamp sets to create a little scene
The dog was the first image to be stamped, because it's in the foreground.  Having masked the dog, I stamped the lady and masked her too before stamping the trees.  All the images are stamped in Basic Black ink.

With the masks in place, I sponged the grass with Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green and Tranquil Tide and the sky with Soft Sky inks, keeping the coverage light in the area where I planned to place a suggestion of the lady's legs.  I used a bristle brush to stipple the same greens into the trees.

At this point I removed the masks and watercoloured the lady with Cherry Cobbler and Powder Pink inks.  I mostly left the dog white but added a touch of Smoky Slate shading and Cherry Cobbler for the bow.

I partially inked the birds image with Basic Black ink and added them to the corner.

Around this time, I decided that the grass was too dark, so I used a damp piece of sea sponge and a tissue to lift off some of the ink.  This left some sponge marks that made me very unhappy but when I turned to my husband for comfort and support he simply said "Looks perfect to me - like the type of lawn one would expect to see in a normal park".  So I've left it perfect in its imperfection .... although.... the perfectionist in me is still a bit troubled!

The base card is Night of Navy to which I added a layer of Color Theory Designer Series Paper in the Crushed Curry crackle design.

Thank you for your visit.
'Til next time!

Product List - To purchase any of the supplies for this card, visit my online store by clicking on an image below (Australian Residents only)


  1. I love how you have used different stamp sets to create this masterpiece Stephanie - an awesome card. Well Done. Angexxxx

  2. Oh my gosh! I've been trying to justify getting the stamp set with that fabulous poodle - it's the only image in the whole set I would really use. Your card just tipped the balance. Outstanding!

    1. Thanks, Gail! Well, I'm sorry for enabling you but I'm sure you'll have a great time with it!