Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Stamper's Best Heartland Rubber Stamp
I colored it with Spectrum Noir pens and used the blender pen to make the barn look weathered. The Spectrum Noir pens are alcohol pens and give you the ability to blend colors so nicely. I found them here at my favorite on-line craft store:
After stamping and coloring the image, I cut out the image along the top of the barn/tree/land and darkened the edge with a black marker.
Then I used some blue ink from a stamp pad triangle set to create the blue sky on white card stock. I attached the colored image to the sky, cut it into a rectangle shape, and layered it on brown card stock. It is hard to see here, but it gave the tree/land/barn edge a little extra dimension.
I also cut strips of red paper (by Recollections at Michaels, it has little brown specs in it), and I distressed the edges of each strip in a dark brown ink. The strips are adhered to brown card stock, then layered on cream paper. A little more layering with brown and red, a few bronze colored bards in the corners, and a little brown polka dot ribbon finished it off.