Hi friends! Happy Monday! Can’t believe how fast the time if flying by! I told the cashier at the grocery store this morning that half the year is almost over already and it just got started, lol! I have a Prickley Pear Stamps project to share with you today that I created to showcase the new All About You Cardinal stamp set – another beauty in the new release! This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous with so many possibilities! I created a simple mixed media tag featuring a paper-pieced image in the foreground (colored with Karin Brush Markers) along with acrylic inks applied with a brayer, stenciling with gel medium, more acrylic ink applied with the fingertip, and a 49 and Market curators Botanical Rub-On Transfer!
I started by stamping the cardinal image from the All About You Cardinal stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of 165# Solar White cardstock (super heavyweight cardstock for dimension), colored it with Karin Brush Markers and fussy cut it, then ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the outside edge for a more finished look. I set it aside while I worked on the tag. I applied Liquitex Cerulean Blue Hue and Titanium White acrylic paints with a brayer onto the front surface of a Tim Holtz Distress Tag. I created some background texture with a Memory Box Texture Mini Dots Designer Stencil and Golden Gel Medium. When that dried, I rubbed a tiny bit more Titanium White acrylic paint over the raised dots with my finger tip.
I applied a 49 and Market curators Botanical Rub-On Transfer and then adhered the cardinal image. I stamped the sentiment on Baronial Ivory cardstock in black ink, trimmed the first portion and outlined it with a black marker after adhering it to the tag. I fussy cut the remaining word and adhered it just below the first portion. I added a few Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals and a strip of Eyelet Outlet Red/White Dot Washi Tape cut in half lengthwise. I threaded some Hemptique Red Hemp Crafting Cord through the hole at the top to finish it off.
Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202205 – May Anything Goes w/ optional Mother’s Day Slimline (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #155 – Animals/Birds
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #212 – Anything Goes
8. Stamping Sensations: May Challenge – Anything Stamped w/ optional Floral and Fauna
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Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
All About You Cardinal stamp set
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tags, Neenah Classic Crest 165# Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Baronial Ivory cardstock
Ink/Paint: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Karin Brush Markers- Cocoa, Sandstone, Red, Neutral Grey 3, Olive Green and Apple; Liquitex Cerulean Blue Hue and Titanium White acrylic paints
Accessories: Brayer, MISTI stamp tool, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots Designer Stencil, Golden Gel Medium, 49 and Market Curators Botanical Rub-On Transfers, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Red/White Dot Washi Tape, Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals, Hemptique Red Hemp Crafting Cord
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)