Quietfire Design has a brand new stamp set just released this week called The Woods Would Be Very Silent that I Love!!!! It includes 5 stamps and I've used 2 of them on this atc, the cute little bird and Be Yourself. The beginning of the background was done some time ago when I was playing a bit with the technique where you ink an acrylic block with dye ink, spritz with a little water and stamp onto your paper. I had some that I'd cut into atc sizes and this is one of them. I stamped the leaves (a very old stamp) with Distress Ink mowed lawn. Be Yourself is stamped with jet black Archival. The bird was stamped on a scrap with Distress Ink dusty concord, embossed with clear powder and colored with Tombow markers... I went over some of the coloring with a waterbrush and blotted a bit to get a more mottled look. Quietfire's checkerboard corner image was lightly and partially stamped here and there in the background with Distress Ink tumbled glass. The edges colored with Distress Ink peacock feathers. Finished with some black pen stitching.
Again I'm using new stamps from Quietfire Design - 2 of the images from the Welcome Little One set.
I started with a mop up piece that was laying on my counter. I'm pretty sure I had mopped up Distress Paint. On this background I stamped the oval Welcome Little One image with jet black Archival Ink, embossed it with detail clear powder, used a white Sharpie paint pen to color the moons and stars white and add dots around the edge, and sponged Distress Ink salty ocean around the edge. For the center piece I put Distress paint on my craft sheet and then pulled a scrap of cardstock through it, dried it, stamped the sentiment with jet black Archival, embossed it with detail clear, cut it out with a Spellbinders oval die, again used the Sharpie marker to make dots and color in the heart, distressed the edge and sponged it with Distress Ink. For the border I cut 2 pieces from white cardstock using the Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs set, painted them white which gave their look a bit more oomph, glued one to the center and then pieced in the ends from the other cutout and finished up with some gems.
The close up below makes me laugh because there is a reflection of my hand and camera in the large gem.
This is a very fast card using stamps from one of Quietfire Design's newest sets, Floral Thank You. I've used Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper for both the folded card and the layered piece. I love how crisp the stamping is on this paper!!! On the layered piece I've stamped the images using Archival Ink sepia, sponged Distress Ink picked raspberry, heavier around the edges and lighter as you move in, added color to the flower with a water brush and Distress Ink picked raspberry and mowed lawn and created highlights in the flower with a white gel pen. Finished off with a piece of bakers twine.