Happy May! The year is flying by, and I’m still finding it difficult to get back to a regular blogging schedule these days, but I’m happy to say that I’m back today with a new project to share. This time, a fun summer-inspired card that I made for the Kindred Stamps collaboration on the Therm O Web blog this week.
My little Missy Nik has always loved going camping and fishing (of the catch and release variety), so this adorable stamp set by Kindred Stamps called The Great Outdoors totally made me think of her. She is quickly coming down to her last few days of finals of her second year at college, and I’m planning to surprise her with this card when she’s done. That girl loves a good pun, and she can’t wait to be finished for the year, so this card will be right up her alley.
For this card, I made a round port-hole window scene using dies from the Therm O Web GinaK Designs collection, and filled it with images from the set, big puffy white clouds, and a water border made from the negative edge of a die cut scallop strip. The cutie patootie fisherman and his trout friend are Copic colored. I added a bit of twine and a thin paper strip. That cool background was made with Kindred Stamps’ Basketweave stencil and Therm O Web’s new iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel. A great way to add texture and shine to all your paper crafting projects.
Metallix Gel comes in a variety of colors, and requires no special tools or techniques to use. I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial for this card, as well as a second hunting and fishing design, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.
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The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Kindred Stamps: The Great Outdoors stamp set
Cardstock: GinaK Designs Ocean Mist
Patterned Paper: Daisy Bucket