It's my turn to host the Friday Focus at Frilly & Funkie this week, and I wanted to give you a quick tutorial showing you my very favorite technique using Distress Markers, which happens to be stamping with them onto Specialty Stamping Paper...a match made for the creative good I tell ya!
|Have pieces of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper cut and ready, as well as stamps ready to go. I'm using images from Tim's Mini Holiday series. Using Distress Markers, color directly onto the leaping deer rubber stamp.|
|After brushing your teeth (hehehe)...Give your colored in stamp a good huff of breath.|
|Always use a light blast from a heat tool after stamping onto Specialty Stamping Paper to set the color.|
|Repeat the coloring, huffing, and stamping again using the sprig and acorn image. Keep stamping it around the main sprig until all color is gone.|
|Repeat again using the mini tree image.|
|More coloring, huffing, and stamping using the large tree image.|
|Using Jet Black Archival, stamp the leaping deer onto a piece of Idea-ology Masking Sheet. Dry and cut it out.|
|Using a scrap sheet of paper, freehand cut a wave pattern to mimic a hill.|
|Apply the mask onto the stamped leaping deer and then apply the hilly scrap paper on top of the deer.|
|Adhere the paper scene onto a Kraft card. Ink the edges of the card as well with the vintage photo.|
|Use Stickles to highlight parts of the scene for that special Christmas sparkle.|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!