Linnie Blooms and Stampendous have paired up for a BLOG HOP this week!
Since I'm part of the Linnie Blooms Design Team, I came up with a pretty cool project that combines products from both companies. Stampendous is all about stamping...Linnie Blooms is all about canvas. Add in a few extra coloring products (Pan Pastels from Colorfin, ink from Clearsnap),and embellishment from Toner Plastic (Fun Wire)....glue (Beacon Adhesives) to hold it all together....and here we have it.....
LOVE GRAPES Note Card
By Gail Green
Materials you will need:
Stampendous: Fran’s Jumbo Handle
Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Kit (Purple)
Cling Rubber Stamps: Jumbo Grapes
Clear Stamps: Life Words
Linnie Blooms: Canvas Fall Leaves
Shabby Trim (Green)
Clearsnap Holdings, Inc:
Top Boss® Watermark Ink
Colorbox® Archival® Inkpad (Black)
Sofft Applicator Handle & Heads Set
Sofft Art Sponge
Artists Painting Pastels (Magenta Shade, Violet Extra Dark, Titanium White)
Gem-tac® Permanent Glue
Zip Dry® Paper Glue
Fabri-tac ® Permanent Adhesive
Toner Plastics: 22 Gauge Fun Wire (Icy Silver)
Cardstock: 10” x 6.5” black cardstock folded and scored to form a 5 x 6.5” card
4-1/4” x 6” black cardstock
Magenta cardstock scrap
Miscellaneous: Heat Tool, scissors, pencil, small bowl (or other small container), green acrylic paint or tinted gesso (brand and color shade of your choice), non-stick mat
Mix glass glitter and embossing powder from the Encrusted Jewel Kit in small bowl, as desired.
Using Watermark Ink, stamp the grape cluster on the 4.25” x 6” black cardstock.
Sprinkle the embossing powder mixture onto the stamped image, shake off excess and heat.
Using the Sofft sponge and tool to apply and blend, apply Magenta and Violet Pastels onto the grape sections as shown. Add and blend white for highlights, beginning with a very light application and build intensity as desired. Tip: Do not cover sections completely with Pastel. Allow the black cardstock color to show through where the darkest shading/shadows should appear.
Add Magenta and Violet around the edges of the cardstock, blending in towards the grape image.
Sponge green acrylic paint or tinted gesso onto both sides of the canvas leaves of your choice. When almost dry, pinch and shape the leaves. Dry completely on a non-stick mat.
Using Sofft Tool, add Violet pastel around the leaf edges and in center of leaf to define veins.
Optional: Carefully add Gemtac along leaf edges. Sprinkle glass glitter from the Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit onto the wet glue; dry.
Stamp phrase in black on magenta cardstock scrap. Hand tear around the phrase.
Add Violet Pastel around edges with Sofft Tool
Cut a 15” section of Fun Wire. Wind around a pencil; remove. Gently pull and shape, twisting and curling to look like a realistic tendril.
Attach stamped cardstock onto card with Zip Dry. Position the remaining layers onto card, as shown. When pleased with the arrangement, attach leaves and curled wire with Gem-tac. Attach phrase with Zip Dry. Dry completely.
Cut 4” strip of Shabby Trim. Apply Fabri-Tac and roll loosely between fingers, curving and shaping as you roll; dry. Attach over the wire with Gemtac; dry.
Please leave me a comment and then return to the Linnie Blooms Blog to continue hopping! Or hop through the links below!
What a great way to start off a blog hop -- Memorial Day!
The Design Teams of Stampendous and Linnie Blooms have traded product and are ready to show you their creations! Here's the link and schedule of postings. Please show them your love by leaving them a comment! Commenter's on the Linnie Blooms' Design Team blogs will be entered into a drawing at the end of the week!
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At the end of the blog hop, Linnie Blooms will be giving away a FREE All New DIY Home Decor Kit! So be sure to leave a comment on our Designer's blog to be entered to win!