Do you ever purchase a stamp set with only a vague notion of what you are going to do with it? Or maybe no idea at all, you just really like it and are sure something will come to mind once you have it in your hot little hands? Well, after purchasing Adventure USA, I went searching for ideas and saw this post. It was the perfect inspiration for using a new set and this week's Color My Heart dare colors: Goldrush, Olive, and Sweet Leaf.
I used old B&T papers in the Goldrush, cut them to create the sun rays, and then sponged them with more Goldrush ink to mute the white parts. The grass is Sweet Leaf cardstock sanded to expose a bit of the white core and sponged with more Goldrush. The patterns were stamped with Olive ink using In the Background. The sun was cut with Goldrush cardstock and then dabbed with stickles glitter get. I didn't want it too heavy, so I smeared it with my finger to spread it around.
The car and camper were stamped in my new favorite color, Saddle. Because it was going over patterned paper, I used pigment ink to achieve a denser coverage. I used a white gel pen to highlight the windows and camper door.
This is a 5x7 card because there wasn't enough white space around the central image on a 5.5x4.25 card. I don't know why I'm reluctant to go up to the 5x7 size more often. It's not like it costs more to mail.
Because of the green, I'm entering this in the Heart2Heart: Go Green challenge. I think this is my fourth entry for this week. (Hey...I got a huge order on Monday and have been playing pretty much non-stop every since.)
Anyway, I'm finding more and more ideas with this stamp set, so don't be surprised if you see it in the future.
Until next time,