It’s vacation time! Do you need a quick getaway? Stamp an image of a quiet cafe on a hidden street in Italy or a scooter ready to whisk you off to beautiful locales. The Mediterranean Moments stamp set is perfect for a mini craft vacation in your craft room! This set was inspired by Susan Nygaard, one of Stampin’ Up!’s Million Sales Achievers. Yep, designing a stamp set is just one of the many perks offered to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.
I just love the traditional scenes of line art drawings with gradations for shading and dimension. It provides a sophistication and dimension that some other art forms lack. And better yet, these traditional line art drawings make a quick and easy card – as is, with a bit of coloring or a lot of coloring.
For example, this card is simple yet stunning. The large cobblestone street image is stamped in VersaMark ink with Gold Embossing Powder applied and then heat set to create a stunning raised-gold embossed image. Next, a light watercolor wash is applied with an Aqua Painter and Bermuda Bay ink — with slightly heavier color being applied to the greenery and shadow areas. The art piece has a bit of gold paper behind it and it is applied to the full width of the Smoky Slate card base, and tied with White Baker’s Twine.
The sentiment is from Rooted In Nature stamp set and it is stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and fussy cut to emphasize the greeting. While the Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate add subtle color, the card would be equally striking with just Very Vanilla stock and Gold Embossing.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!