Hello everyone! This is Natalia Valkovskaya and I’m happy to be back. Today I would like to share with you not a card per se, but rather an idea of how you can stretch your supplies and get the most of them. I’m playing with the Feathers and Florals stamp set from the latest WPlus9 release, which I absolutely love! It’s so beautiful and versatile! I’m sure you have already seen a lot of amazing cards with it. But today we are going to use it in a different way: we’ll be creating background forest scenes for three seasons using…feathers and leaves! That’s right!
To begin with, I diecut three panels from white cardstock with the largest of the Gift Card Layers Die – one of my best die investments! Then I created a mask (you can either diecut it or freehand it) from masking paper. First, you need to create the slopes.
I used Bo Peep for winter, Wild Mango for fall, and Mojito for spring. You can also use Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this.
Once the slopes are ready, we can start creating the forest. Remember to mask the slope first! For winter scene I used Lake House, Bo Peep, and Fairy Dust to stamp the "trees" using the feathers and biggest leaf stamps. I used Silver Lining to stamp the "trunks" with one of the feather veins from the set.
To stamp the fall forest I used Wild Mango, Flamingo, Cranberry Crush, and Appletini. And finally, for spring I used Mojito, Siren Song, and Sea Breeze. If some colors seem too vibrant for your liking, you can always use second generation stamping to soften and mute the color of the ink.
Now it’s time to use these panels and make some cards, right? For my winter scene I used this fun little snowman from Friends for All Seasons: Winter. I colored him using Zig Clean Real Brush Markers and die cut him using the Companion Die. Then I foam mounted him off to the right of the card and decided to add a rowan tree to the left to balance the presence of red color. What do you think?
I pretty much followed the same formula for the remainder of the cards. For the fall card I again used Friends for All Seasons: Winter set, but this time – a cute fox with a basket. I stamped the sentiment from Strictly Sentiments 2 in Coconut Husk to tie together the brown of the tree trunks, the basket, and the sentiment.
For the spring card, I decided to use the adorable critters from the Happy Gang set. Take a closer look at the sun… it’s a flower stamp - also from Feathers & Florals!
Hopefully I have inspired you to look at your supplies in a new way. Unleash your creativity and have fun! Before I go, I wanted to share one last card using the same idea. The feathers stamped in White pigment ink on Kraft cardstock creates a beautiful wintery look.
That’s all from me for today. Thank you for staying with me till the end. Be safe, and happy crafting!
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