I received this Stampin’ Up! set “Elements in Style” when I went to the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Phoenix back in January. This set will be in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog that will be out May 1, 2010. It has taken a lot of will power to hold back this long to use it, lol. I don’t like to tease you too far in advance. You will definitely want to put this set on your wish list for summer. I know, now I am enabling you for the future.
Let’s get started. . . . . .. . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Elements of Style|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Old Olive|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Basic Black and Old Olive|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up Brayer, White Gel Pen, Markers – Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom and Basic Black, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Circle Die|
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Started out by using my Big Shot Machine and the Circle Die to cut a circle out of a piece of Whisper White card stock. This die cuts a 3.75″ circle.
Brayered Bashful Blue ink on 3/4 of the circle.
Brayered Night of Navy ink on the circle, not covering the Bashful Blue ink entirely.
Loaded the Hummingbird stamp with Old Olive and then patted my Not Quite Navy ink pad on the head and tail of the stamp before stamping it.
Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamped the flower stamp using Basic Black ink.
Colored the darkest parts of the flowers with a Blush Blossom marker.
Colored the leaves and stems with a Certainly Celery Marker.
Added Always Artichoke marker to the darkest parts of the leaves.
Colored the light parts of the flowers in with a White Gel Pen. Also, added some White Gel pen to the birds throat.
Added more Blush Blossom marker.
Note: The Marker sticks to the White Gel pen that was put on in the last step.
Adhered the main image panel to a 5″ Old Olive panel. Stamped the flourish stamp using Old Olive ink.
When stamping over two layers of card stock be sure to have a matching marker to fill in the gaps that will happen next to the highest layer.
Filled in the gaps using an Old Olive marker.
Sponged Old Olive ink around the edges of the Old Olive panel.
Added Not Quite Navy ink with a sponge on the edges of the Old Olive panel, not covering all the Old Olive ink entirely.
Added a 5 1/8″ Bashful Blue Panel and a 5.5″ Old Olive panel.
Added a shadow to the birds underside and wing using an Old Olive Marker.
Added More Shadow to the Bird’s underside with a Basic Black marker and highlighted the top of the bird and a few of the leaves with a White Gel Pen.
Added a shadow to a few of the flourishes to bring them forward in the scene using a Basic Black marker.
Colored in the birds eye with a Basic Black marker.
Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.
May your day be filled with surprise and wonder.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
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