Monday, March 14, 2011

Desert Sunset and Bunny Easter Basket

I wanted to try a desert sunset.  Didn't have any cactus stamps, so just went on-line and goggled cactus.  Looked through tons of images until I found one that I really liked.  I printed it out, cut it out and used it as a stencil.  Turned out pretty good, all in all.  Will look at investing in some cactus stamps for the future though :)  Hope you like.

"Desert Sunset"
Stamps:  Prickly Branches (Stampscapes)
Paper:  Glossy White, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Speedball Brayer, Handmade stencil of cactus from internet, Word Window punch, three pewter brads, sticky strips and adhesives

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I brayered on the Glossy White paper as follows:
Pink Pirouette - covered cardstock completely
Pumpkin Pie - 1/3 way up the cardstock from bottom
Regal Rose - 2/3 way down the cardstock from top
Pacific Point - on top of Regal Rose, but not covering it completely (about 1/2 way down from top)
Not Quite Navy - on top of Pacific Point, but not covering it completely (about 1/3 way down from top)
Night of Navy - on top of Not Quite Navy, but not covering it completely (about 1/4 way down from top)

Sponged Basic Black ink covering the cactus stencil I made.  Sponged some black along the bottom to represent ground.  Finished by stamping Prickly Branches at bottom of cactus.

Mounted the brayered image on Basic Black cardstock.  Added three brads to the ends of the Word Window punches and mounted them at the top left of the image.  Mounted the framed image onto the Not Quite Navy card base.

Here's another version of the gift basket that I made on March 12th ... just a little smaller (started with a 5 1/2" square piece of cardstock).  Kids would love to get this filled with candy (kids of ANY age!!).

For more details on how it was made and a video tutorial, check out StampTV.

The bunny is made with the following punches:  1 3/4" scallop circle, 5/8" circle, 1/4" hole punch, small oval, medium oval.

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