Sunday, April 12, 2009
HAPPY EASTER! HE IS RISEN! Here's my card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge "This is for the Birds". The challenge was to create a card that includes stamping and a bird. I knew what I would use right away - a stamp set that I owned but had not been inked - Picket Fence by Inkadinkado. I tried three new things (new to me anyway) on this card. First, I had a new Spellbinders die set (scalloped squares) and used it to create my two squares. As I said, the stamp set had yet to be used for a card and I tried a new technique for coloring the image, Prisma colored pencils blended with baby oil. (A great tutorial can be found here.) It was a fun technique to try and I think that it will be one I use in the future. I definitely need some practice however. Overall, I'm happy with the results. I had never "constructed" using a clear stamp set and, looking at the results, I think that my "scene" may need a little more of something, but for a first try it's okay. Thanks for looking.