A happy hello and welcome!
I’m so glad you stopped by today…I have another tutorial for you featuring two new Stamp Sets from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous entitled Funny Farm (CMS361) and Fragments (CMS368). I also mixed in an older set entitled Patchwork Pieces (CMS270).
Have you ever heard of the children’s book entitled “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”? It was one of my (now 23 year old) son’s favorite books. It was about a little boy who gives a mouse a cookie, then that leads the mouse to wanting a glass of milk, which leads him to needing a straw and so on and so forth… this little card has a very similar story. 😉
When I first saw the Funny Farm stamp set the stamp that stood out to me was the “Silly Goose” stamp. I used to call my son “Silly Goose” all the time when he was little. So then that got me to thinking about the card in a nursery rhymes illustration styled way, which led to me thinking about vintage quilts. Then I got to thinking about old quilts that my grandma used to make and buttons that my mom used to collect and before I knew it, this little card had become more and more and more… it’s made with small stamped paper quilt patches, buttons and sewing, but for me, it was a wonderful way to have fun and reminisce about my son, my grandma, my mom and all the little reasons why I love creating. This card came full circle for me and I hope it jogs some memories or brings out some creativeness in you. ♥️
I started out by creating a my background. I randomly stamped a text stamp (Merchantile CMS187) onto a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide and Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
Then I began to add one of the other patterns from the Fragments Stamp Set with Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide. I blended the stamped images slightly with a blending tool and then blended the background with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I spritzed the background with water, dabbed the droplets with a towel and dried it with my heat tool.
Then, with another one of the patterns from Fragments, I began stamping randomly some more areas with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink.
I stamped out several of the different sizes of the Patchwork Pieces with Watering Can Archival Ink onto a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and began coloring the patches with Distress Markers (pumice stone, fossilized amber, crushed olive, antique linen, tattered rose, victorian velvet, old paper, frayed burlap, brushed corduroy, & walnut stain) and a Detail Water Brush.
Then I cut them out with a pair of scissors, leaving a small border around each patch and blended each of the patches with a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
Here is a closeup of the patches all colored up! These would be marvelous all stitched up by the way…hmm, I may have to give that a try…
Then I got to work on the geese…
I stamped the “Silly Goose” onto a small piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock with Watering Can Archival Ink.
I stamped one of the Fragment patterns with Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide onto one of the geese, then blended the color lightly with a blending tool, and cut him out. I left the second goose plain but this time blended him with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide, and cut him out.
I stamped the “Silly Goose” image again with Watering Can Archival Ink onto another piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, and colored their bills and wings with a Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker.
I very lightly inked up the Tiles Background Stamp (CMS259) with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and stamped over top of the goose background, then I adhered the cutout geese over top of their stamped images. I stitched around the outside of the goose mat and at the top and bottom of the background paper with my sewing machine and cream thread. Then began arranging the patchwork pieces.
After the patchwork pieces were arranged and I had trimmed off the pieces that hung over the edge, I adhered them to the background. I added a few vintage pearl buttons with Distress Collage Matte Medium and matted the card front to a card base.
With that, my card was complete.
Thank you so much for stopping by, listening and for letting me share my love of creating with you. I really appreciate each of you and the light you shine into my life. ♥️
Have a wonderful day!!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Funny Farm (CMS361), Fragments (CMS368), Patchwork Pieces (CMS270), Merchantile (CMS189), Tiles & Mosaic (CMS259)
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Distress Inks- Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet,
Distress Oxide Inks- Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet,
Distress Markers- Pumice Stone, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, Detail Water Brush, Ranger Watering Can Archival Ink
Other- Sewing Machine and Thread, Vintage Buttons