We are on the last day of product previews from The Greetery Fresh Air Collection and we end with something we probably enjoy the most these past few days, an open window with a little fresh air breeze. I’ve definitely been enjoying it during this entire as I work from home during the quarantine season.
My projects focus on the Fresh Air stamps and dies. Everything you see here on the first card is just using the Fresh Air stamps and dies and I’ve used Altenew inks for everything. I die cut all the pieces first and then stamp in the image with my stamping platform.
You want to know something funny? I didn’t realize that the bricks had an up and down side. I just stamped and rotated them to create my background, and when I got to the second layer of the stamp where you get the shadow of the bricks, I was like “oh…… oops”. So what do I do instead? I used a copic marker to trace the edges of the bricks to create my own shadow! Easy peasy. And now you know, either make sure you stamp in the right direction or you can use this quick trick.
The cut out behind each window was also ink blended with Stormy Sky distress oxide ink and added behind the window to give it an indoor look. I also blended the edges of the background with Tea Dye distress oxide ink and stamped my sentiment right in the bottom center. The beautiful images did all the work!
I dialed it back for this next card to give a more clean and simple look, but at the same time it’s not really “clean” because I intentionally gave it a light mixed media look too. Once again, I die and stamped the images from the Fresh Air stamps and die set, but this time I also used my white gel pen to add some details to it.
I started with a piece of gray card stock and die cut it using the Brick Layer Die. I then used a light amount of white acrylic paint and lightly brushed it on the surface of the card stock. You can use a tiny bit of water to loosen the paint, but don’t use a lot as this is just card stock and can’t take much water. (Inspired by the wall patching my contractor has been doing by the way!) I then used the Pretty Postmarks stamp set to add some romantic scribbles in the background in Morning Frost Altenew ink.
Well that’s all I got for you today! Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the blogs from the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration. The release will be live in shop at The Greetery on Friday, March 27th at 10am EST. Have fun shopping tomorrow!