Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stamper's Best Heartland Rubber Stamp

This card was made using a Stamper's Best rubber stamp called "Heartland". Here is a link to where you can find it:
https://www.stampersbest.com/product.php?productid=175&cat=0&page=1

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:
http://www.shopbeecreative.com/Pens-Stamping_c_11.html

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.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful card! The strip idea with distressed edges for the "design paper" is perfect...very "barnlike" and so much extra texture.
    Glenda F

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    1. Thank you Glenda! Distressing took my plain red paper (that I got on sale, really cheap) and dressed it up a little. :)
      Melissa T.

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  2. Terrific coloring job on this image! I came from the OWH Stras & Stamps blog and your sample cards are amazing. Very nice blog too. Thanks for supporting OPeration Write Home.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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    1. Thank you Paula! I am an amateur without a doubt, but feel like a kid in a candy store with my Spectrum Noir pens. :)

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  3. I have that paper too from Michael's (I snagged tons of it when it was on sale a couple weeks ago). I love all the different techniques you are using. I have no doubt that the card, in person, is exceptional because it looks pretty darn good in picture! Thank you for sharing what you did...

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    1. Thank you Cindy! It was fun to make and inspired me to make a couple of barn door cards too using that red paper (with brads as "hinges" and a "z" on the front holding all those "boards" together. ) :)
      Melissa

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