Sunday, June 15, 2008

Country Living

Sometimes I am able to stumble upon a stamp and have an idea of how I would like to use it right away. If I'm not able to purchase it right then and there then it haunts me until I own it! lol This particular Stampendous image "spoke" to me right away. I have looked at this stamp whenever I had ventured into my local stamp store and I finally took it home with me.

The image reminds me of some pictures that I came across years ago in a poster store - they were in a black frame and they really stood out. I had a notion to re-create the landscape and feature the stamp right in the middle. I wanted the dimensional image to really pop, so it was mounted on a brighter earth tone and framed within the landscape.

I quilted the landscape so that the threads changed colours with the card stock. I helps with the framing and doesn't take away from the design of the paper. The landscape consists of torn and cut pieces of card stock adhered to a scrap, sewn then run through my cuttlebug to cut the frame and emboss.

Tip: Always sponge the edges of your card stock with a coordinating in to help the torn edges to stand out - especially if you are layering torn edges of the same colour on top of each other :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Black, Papertrey White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Watercolour, K&Co. DP
Inks: SU Markers, Basic Black, Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Green Galore
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Sponges, Decorative Scissors


My Paper Adventures said...

Love your use of colors and handcut accents! Fabulous work!

Julia Diane said...

This is stunning! I'm so intrigued by how you layered all the elements to create such a perfect frame for your focal point. Thank you for sharing!

Sue said...

This is an amazing card!

Mimi Hornberger said...

That is amazing! I love all the details you put into your work. Love the colors. TFS! XO, Mimi

Anonymous said...

Wow! Could you do a tutorial?? I'm not sure I understand how you make your images pop...also, when you say you quilted the card, did you stop the machine and change the thread each time you reached a different paper color on the card base or do you have a special sewing maching???

Thanks! Mary

Paper in the Works! said...

Hi Mary,

I won't be able to post a tutorial right away, but I will do my best to answer your questions :) The pieces that I want to "pop" are cut out and layered with dimensional tape (the image must be stamped a couple of times and the pieces cut out to make one image). I have a very basic sewing machine (I am a quilter as well) I do stop at the end of each colour of card stock and switch the treads - tedious but worth it :)I hope that this helps!
Thanks everybody for your wonderful comments :)

Erin Bigler said...

Absolutely out of this world! What an awesome concept, replicating the image background with the papers like you did...A stamped and quilted paper TREASURE (you should take out insurance on this beauty!)!

Kendra Giles said...

Kim, I LOVE what you did with this scene! Aren't you clevah!

Dawn said...

I love this card and your photography is so great, what stunning colours- I love it.

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... this baby needs framed ... fabulous deatils ... love the embossed landscape.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This reminds me of my Italian vacation to the Tuscan countryside. Your coloring is beautiful.

Kelley Holland said...

This card is so cool!! You are so creative!!