Hi and hello!
Today's card uses the Alota Stamps Cottage and Magnolia Stamps Tilda With Tinsel Garland to create a spring scene. How can a stamp from the Christmas 2008 Collection be used for Spring? More re-purposing. I simply colored the garland a bright leaf green created added Liquid Pearl "rosettes". A mini tutorial on how to make those follows the card details - it's easy as pre-baked pie.
The cottage was stamped twice with Memento Ink, then cut out with a die cut Nestabilities Square. This way I could pop up the cottage and still have the grass. I added tiny gray and brown dots using the Copic Markers you see above to give the cottage a cobbled look, and added Ranger Glossy Accents to the windows for a shiny, glazed appearance.
The heart on the door was glammed up with Crystal Stickles, as were the pearl accents (Robin's Nest Dew Drops) and tag stamp with the Home Sweet Home sentiment, both by Magnolia as well.
The patterned paper is an old favorite, Cosmo Cricket's Honey Pie with Garden Green textured cardstock and Bazzill warm pink cardstock (not sure of the name).
The white Liquid Pearls used here is White Opal. I like how you can get even the tiniest pearl size with the fine tip applicator.
Liquid Pearl Rosettes
- Two colors of Ranger Liquid Pearls(Pastel Raspberry and Ruby Red used here)
- Pin or Paper Piercer
Test the flow on copy paper first. You want a blob that is compact at the base and kind of high - this is because as the LP dries it will flatten and spread, as I learned by making the card above. You can see how they flattened out :(
2. Take a pin or paper piercer and dab the tiniest bit of the darker color onto the point. Swirl the darker color into the lighter carefully and gently - you don't want to mix the colors, just trace a swirl. It is best to work with the least amount of the darker color you can, and add if it's too little. Again, be sure to test one out on copy paper first.
3. Allow to dry 1-2 hours on a flat, level surface. As the blob is so thick, it will be subject to smooshing with nails or pressure, and also to sliding if it's tilted, so you gotta be careful :)
Once dry, I used green marker and a bit of Mint Green Liquid Pearls to create leaves.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic weekend, and be sure to squeeze some creating time in there :)