Hey Bloggers! Wow what a brilliant response to Emma’s first piece using the ‘Mr Fox’ stamp. I knew you guys would like it! Today is Emma’s second offering but this time using ‘Hoot‘ and ‘Hoppity Bunny‘ stamps…..Another gorgeous work of art! Thank you Emma!
Over to Emma…..
Hoot Card and Envelope Set
1. To begin with I cut a piece of woodgrain cardstock that I had in my stash to measure 19cm square. Ink the surface of the card with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then mat onto a piece of Chestnut Brown Foundation card. Mount the matts onto an 8” square kraft card blank.
2. Next, I ripped off a piece of corrugated card from an old box and cut it to measure 15cm square before tearing away the top layer of the card to expose the corrugated ridges around the edges. I then applied some texture paste through a stencil from my vast collection onto random areas of the cardboard and painted the card surface with a pale blue acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, dry brush some brown acrylic paint over the top before adding torn strips of Tissue Tape. Apply small amounts of Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax around the edges.
3. Next, I embossed a piece of kraft card using the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade from Sizzix. Lightly ink the surface of the card with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then add touches of Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax to highlight the embossed areas. Using the Tim Holtz Postage Frame Stamp Die, die cut some chipboard and then cut an aperture in the centre of the frame . Paint the frame with Walnut Stain Distress Paint and then attach the woodgrain embossed card behind the aperture. Place the frame onto the centre of the corrugated card background and mount onto the front of the covered card.
4. The next stage was to create the scene. Stamp the image of ‘Hoot‘ twice onto Creative kraft card using black Archival ink and then emboss with clear detail embossing powder. Colour the stamped images with Distress Marker pens and then cut around the outline of the first owl and then with the second owl cut only the body section, cutting away the wings. Stamp the owl ‘Hoot’ once more onto cream card and cut out his big eyes. Layer up all the pieces of Hoot using foam pads and then I added small adhesive gems for the centres of his eyes.
5. I used the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die from Sizzix to die cut some more kraft card which I then painted using Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Paint. I added the die cut Garden Greens along the bottom section of my Postage Frame and then sat my little decoupaged owl on top.
6. I stamped the “Have A Hoot Of A Day” message onto cream card, which I had inked with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then attached it using an Idea-Ology Memo Pin.
7. I melted Bronze UTEE in the Melt Pot, poured the molten liquid onto my craft sheet and then stamped the Acorn from the ‘Woodland Seals‘ into the enamel whilst it was still hot. I added a touch of Gilding Wax over the top and then attached it over the top of my layered Garden Greens.
8. Finally, I added some Candi into the four corners of the card.
1. I stamped the ‘Tree Background’ stamp onto the bottom left hand corner of the envelope and then water coloured the image using Distress Marker Pens.
2. I then stamped the image of Hoppity Bunny onto a separate piece of card and again, coloured it with Distress Marker pens. I glued the image into place, using Cosmic Shimmer glue and then stamped the “Hoppin’ By…” message onto another piece of card, inked with Distress Inks before attaching this to the scene.
3. Finally, I added some clouds, using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the back of my envelope, melted some more bronze UTEE and stamped the Fern ‘Woodland Seal’ stamp into the molten enamel before adding it to the back of the envelope as a seal.
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