I * heart* flocking.
The texture it adds to a project is so subtle, yet fabulous.
I have been wanting to play with this In the Garden Hero Arts stamp for quite awhile and I finally created something with it. :)
I started by stamping the Hero Arts Eggshell Notecard with the Large Canvas Stripe stamp inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink. Then I used the ink blending tool to add some ink to the edges of the card to soften the stamping.
I stamped the In the Garden stamp on a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper using the Glue Pad. I sprinkled on the Turquoise Martha Stewart Flocking, shook off the excess and set it aside to dry for about an hour. For tips on how I use the Glue Pad to add flocking to stamped designs, check out the video on THIS blog post.
I die cut the window from the Neenah Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette. Then I stamped it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp. I used the Ranger blending tool to add additional Vintage Photo ink for a more "realistic looking window frame.
I cut a piece of lace and ribbon to fit the top of the window frame and adhered them in place. I added buttons threaded with jute string for a fun touch.
I stamped the greeting on both the outside and inside using Papertrey Ink's Inside & Out Thank You stamps.
Finally I assembled the window elements. I adhered the flocked stamped background to the center of the card, then adhered the stamped window frame using American Crafts foam circles adhesive.
Stamps: In the Garden Wood Mounted Stamp by Hero Arts; Large Canvas Stripe Wood Block Stamp by Hero Arts; Designer Woodgrain Wood Mounted Stamp by Hero Arts; Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Thank You Stamps
Inks: Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Wild Honey Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Black Memories Dye Ink Pad by Hero Arts; Tsukineko Multipurpose Essential Glue Pad; Turquoise Flocking Powder by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Lace; Ribbon; Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy & Summer Sunrise Buttons by Papertrey Ink
Tools: Silhouette SD Digital Craft Cutting Tool; (window_C000164_22157) die cut design); Ink Blending Tool by Ranger; 15x18 Non Stick Inkssentials Craft Sheet by Ranger; Circles Foam Tabs by American Crafts
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