Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In the Garden with Tracy

Hello! This is Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, and today I am sharing two cards that I created for the Technique Junkies Design Team. I am not a gardener, but I love this background stamp that features garden tools and the sentiment stamp set is a must have for anyone who loves to play in the dirt.  I have lots of friends who are avid gardeners and I am looking forward to sending them a card using these beautiful stamps from Technique Junkies

The stamps and products that I used include: 
For 10% off these and other products at the TJ website store,
please use my discount code: TJ10Tracy

Here's how I created these cards:

1. I created a mat layer for the background by swiping Catherine Pooler inks across a size 4.25" x 5.5" cardstock panel. I used purple (Serenade), blue (Cummerbund) and green (In the Park) inks. I sprayed the panels using TJ Iridescent Shimmering Bliss and sat them aside to dry.  
2. I used my stamp positioner and stamped the large Garden Tools background stamp onto a 4" x 5.25" watercolor panel (Canson cold press water color paper). I used Catherine Pooler Midnight Archival Ink.
3. I used Karin markers in a variety of colors. Karin makers are water/dye based, so I used water and fine tipped paint brush to blend the colors as I painted the garden tools.  I used the Karin markers to also color the background of each panel. I used the new Deckle Trimmer to trim the edges. 
4. I selected two different sentiments from the In the Garden sentiment stamp set. I stamped these sentiments, using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink, on a piece of light blue paper. I trimmed these with the Deckle trimmer. I matted the blue sentiment cards to bright green paper (also trimmed with the Deckle trimmer). I used foam tape to pop the sentiment and mat layer up off the face of the card panel, adding just a bit of dimension to the card. 

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