Saturday, August 15, 2009

Autumn and Bears - What a treat!

I've been playing around with my stamps a bit in the past few days and came up with these cards.

The first one was done after seeing this card Extreme Snowboarding on Splitcoast Stampers. A link to the tutorial as to how to do the background is found in her blog. This is my try at that technique to do a fall type card with Lovely as a Tree and Autumn Days from Stampin' Up! as my stamp sets. I used a brayer for the sky and the grass and sponged the land and some of the fill-in for the colors.

The trees were stamped in in gray with the trees in the background having been stamped off 1st to make them look farther away. The pheasant was stamped 2 times - 1st in Dusty Durango - 2nd in Bermuda Bay without cleaning the stamp 1st so as to leave a little of the other color on the image. I then cut out the head and chest area and attached it to the original bird. The bird is attached to the card with a dimensional and the tail kind of curls outwards and looks more realistic this way.

My 2nd card today is from the new Beary Best Friends set that is coming to customers on Sept. 1st. I stamped a bunch of the bears and worked on different ways to color them. He is cut out and then attached with dimensionals. The Ballet Blue background layer is also attached with dimensionals to lift it off the page a little as well.

I hope you enjoy these cards. I'm looking forward to sharing them with others.


Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great cards, Karen! I like how you combined the lovely as a tree set with the new Autumn Days. Great idea!

cards4u said...

Wow what a beautiful scene !!