Hello again LDRS Creative fans! Maria Russell here on the blog with you today! I've been creating a lot of "just-because" cards for my family and friends lately so I thought I'd share them with you today.
For my project today, I am showcasing the A View for All Seasons stamp set, along with the A View for Al Seasons Dies, Anytime Stack stamp set, Sentiment Stack coordinating dies, the grass using the In the Grass border die set and the Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Coffee Bean hybrid ink. I love using the hybrid inks because you can color your images using any coloring medium and it wouldn't bleed. I colored my images in with my alcohol markers and used the A View for All Seasons coordinating dies to die-cut the images.
To create my scene, I needed to die-cut some grass hills. I used the In the Grass border die set to die-cut two of them using the Daisy Delights paper pad. I also used the Prickly Pear Perfection hybrid ink and some blending brush to add more depth and dimension to the front grass. I adhered both pieces onto the card with some liquid glue and added the potted plants as well.
To add a little depth to the window, I used the Bali Blue hybrid ink and a blending brush. I foam-mounted my focal image to the card and added the cat also with foam adhesive. At this point, I realized I needed more "ivy" to add to my scene so I stamped a few more and colored them in. I used the die to die-cut them out and adhered to the card with some liquid glue.
The sentiment from the Anytime Stack stamp set was stamped with the Watermark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set using my heating tool. I die-cut the sentiment using the Sentiment Stack die set. This combo is starting to be my go-to in card-making. I love the convenience of stamping a bunch of sentiments and die-cutting all of them in one go! I put the rest of the sentiment strips into the pouch so that I can use them for future projects.
To finish my design, I added the little "brick" image using the small stamp included in the set with some Alloy hybrid ink. In order to get a subtle gray color, I stamped it onto a piece of scratch paper twice before stamping onto my card. Here's another look:
Isn't this the cutest scene ever? I love, love, love this stamp set! I cannot wait to use this stamp set again to create a fall or Halloween card!
I hope I have given you some inspiration today to create something beautiful. The supplies I used are available at the LDRS website. For a limited time, LDRS will also include the stamp set that you see below until supplies last. Take advantage and order your favorites now to get this freebie! Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!