Winter Woods - Ink Stamp Share

Hello and welcome to another Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop. If you are joining me straight from Libby thank you for hopping over.  If you are starting with me, welcome - grab a cuppa and have fun hopping with us, don't forget to leave comments (we like that)!! 

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

This month our theme is Autumn/Halloween.  As Autumn is my favourite time of the year I decided to pull a favourite stamp set off my shelf that I have not used for ages called Winter Woods.  I have been using this stamp set a lot recently; this is my third post using this set this week!

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up,

Here is my project:

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

The colours I used:

You will need:

21 cm x 14.5 cm ww thick - scored at 10.5 cm

12 cm x 9 cm ww thick

10.5 cm x 14 cm brushed copper card

ww thick scrap for the sentiment

The die cutting:

I used one of my favourite Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel from ww thick card.  I used the same sized die and the next largest to create a frame from brushed foil card.  Save the smaller rectangle to use on another project.  I used a scrap of foil to cut the curved shape that forms the ground using the coordinating In The Woods dies.

The stamping and colouring:

I stamped the trees onto the stitched rectangle using Stazon ink.

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

When I started this project I had an idea in mind but wasn't sure how to create it.  The solution?  I stamped two panels so I could keep my options open!

The panel on the left has been coloured with ink squeezed onto the ink pad lids.  I picked up the colour with my water painters and just sort of dabbed it around.  No special talent or technique required at all!

Top Tip
Take care when adding the Crushed Curry and Old Olive splodges - we all know what happens when you mix yellow and green!

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

The panel on the left has been coloured with sponge daubers.  It was a bit tricky to control where the ink went and, I felt it lacked Autumnal vibrancy.

So, I got carried away and added lots more ink!

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

To assemble:

I decided that I preferred the water coloured panel.  Attach the copper ground piece to the panel using Tombow then attach the copper frame to the card front again using Tombow. I then adhered the stamped panel using dimensionals.

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

The sentiment:
I wasn't going to add a sentiment but changed my mind at the last minute.  I used a stamp from the Love Of Leaves stamp set.  The sentiment has been stamped onto a scrap of card with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with copper embossing powder.  I wrapped some linen thread around one end and 'flagged' the other before adhering to the card with dimensionals.

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

The inside/envelope:

I stamped a partial image on both the inside of the card and the envelope.

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

The completed project:

The copper frame has such a lovely shine to it that enhances the colours I used for the trees.

Craftyduckydoodah, Winter Woods, In The Woods, Stampin' Up, Ink Stamp Share,

Obviously, I won't waste the other coloured panel - I will do something with it at some point!  Looking at the photo above I may make another version of this card using copper embossing for the trees.  As ever, so many ideas, so little time!

I hope you enjoyed my project - next up is Cindy who has more inspiration to share with us.  

                                    

Thanks for hopping along with us.  If you get lost along the way, a list of participants can be found below.  Details of the products I used from this project can be found at the very end of the post.

Happy Autumn/Fall.

Susan xx

Jo Blackman

Kim Price

Annette Elias

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tracie St-Louis

Alison Carter

Karen Egan

Kirsty Pattrick

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Libby Fens

Susan Simpson

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Jill Chapman

Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith

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