Good news! My order arrived, and I’ve made more cards to donate to The Fur Bearers! If you’ve missed my previous posts about the cards I’m donating, you can see them HERE, HERE and HERE. Today’s cards use the Impression Obsession Bear Family stamp, along with the Penny Black Quietude stamp.
This silhouette image of the bear family make it so easy to use! All I had to do was decide on what kind of background for them. I have a lot of scenic stamps by Penny Black, so I tried out a few of those. Finally, I decided to use a portion of the Quietude stamp.
By using my MISTI stamp positioner, it was easy to use my markers for selectively inking the background images. Also, repeated inking was necessary for full coverage of the bear silhouettes.
First, set up your white cardstock in your MISTI. Next, line up the Bear Family stamp with the bottom of your cardstock. Stamp with Nocturne ink, repeating for full coverage. Repeat this with each of the card fronts, until you’ve stamped all of the bear images you need. Clean & remove the bear stamp, and then line up the Quietude stamp on the first card front. Use markers to colour in the trees & tree line. To create depth & distance, use a lighter green for the further away trees, and darker for close up. Stamp the birds in a medium gray ink.
Once all of your stamping is done, use Distress Inks to blend on the background colours. You could do this first, but I did it last. I just wanted the suggestion of the sun, so I gently applied Mustard Seed in a semi circular motion, above the horizon line.
Here’s a photo, below, of the completed Bear Family cards.
I also received my Curious Squirrel, and Fox stamp; I’ll share those cards with you this week as well. Affiliate links for the other supplies I use are provided. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance!