Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I Brake for Santa and Stampinback!

Once again, I was feeling like creating a scenic card so I pulled out my Cats and Buildings stamps (Stampinback)  which I got at I Brake for Stamps.  Cats and Buildings is a half sheet that has two different scenes of Dutch buildings (Amsterdam?) and a great cats stamp.

I recently used one of the two Dutch buildings stamps from the Cats and Buildings stamps half sheet, so it was time to use the other one. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) onto Solar Crest White cardstock (Neenah) and onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins). The Eclipse Tape version was fussy-cut and set aside while I colored the other impression with Copic markers. After coloring the buildings, the Eclipse Tape version was placed onto its counterpart while I colored a night sky with B63, B66, and B69 Copic markers. With the mask still in place, I dipped a toothbrush into some Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint (DecoArt), then sprayed some white stars over the sky. The mask was removed and a sidewalk and canal were added with Copic markers. A touch of white gel pen (Sakura) was used to add some white caps to the water.

Black Glittery cardstock was die-cut with Santa's Sleigh die (Frantic Stamper). White cardstock was die-cut with one of the dies from the Clouds die set (Joy Crafts) and one of the dies from the Circles Nestabilities die sets (Spellbinders). The Clouds die-cuts were detailed with C01, C0, and C00 Copic markers. The circle (moon) was detailed with the Clear Stardust Glitter pen (Sakura). The scene was assembled, then the image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the Rectangles die set (WeRMemory Keepers).

The image panel was adhered to a piece of patterned paper from an old Echo Park 6x6 pad. The sentiment was die-cut from the excess colored cardstock using a Merry Christmas die (All Occasions). Patterned paper from the same pad was die-cut with the Stitched Strip die from the Blueprints Two die set (Die-namics) and one of the dies from the Fancy Framed Tags die sets (Spellbinders). Stardust Glitter Gel pen was used to add some sparkle to both of them.

The card was assembled, some black photo corners (3L) were added, and I called the card done!

You really ought to go check out IBFS's collection of Stampinback stamps and all the other great stamps at I Brake For Stamps.

Thanks for visiting today!

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