Sunday, July 3, 2011

Nature's Walk

 This stamp set in the latest mini catalogue is one I just love...it has the bird as well as an antique bird cage, a bee, a stem with flowers and botanical numbering. Cardstock is Soft Suede and Early Espresso with Very Vanilla.
The vintage aged effect achieved here is super easy using the Distressing Essentials Kit. I used the files  to rough up the edges, a rubber block is used much like a sponge to age the edges and apply just a hint of colour to the crumpled tag. I also used the sanding block to remove a little colour from the coloured bird image...it's subtle but it adds to the authenticity of an aged piece.
The stamping done in White "Stazon" on the background base card is mostly from Strength & Hope. The Eiffel Tower image is from "Artistic Etchings" and is stamped using Early Espresso. The very splattered blotchy looking images on the tag are made using Tea Stain Ink and a clear acrylic block spritzed with water.

1 comment:

  1. Its a wonderful card!

    Lovely hugs from Germany
    Mel

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