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Shoson’s Five Egrets in Falling Snow

 

Egrets in the Snow on kraft

It’s Sabrina here; I know we are just starting to tiptoe into Autumn, but the card I wish to share with you today has more of a winter feel, featuring  a group of  five egrets in falling snow.

For this card, I used the Shoson Five Snowy Egrets with Wee Calligraphy stamp. I love the simple elegance of these birds!

I wanted to do something a little different with the stamp, as a change from stamping it on a white background. So I decided to stamp the image on kraft cardstock and add colour only to the birds. Normally I tend to colour birds according to their real life appearance, so I considered adding a little black and yellow to the egrets’ beaks and legs, but I decided that they would look better left snowy white.

I stamped the image with white ink on kraft cardstock, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I simply used white re-inker diluted with water to colour in the birds.
At this stage, it was beginning to remind me a little of parchment craft, or some of the beautiful decorated cakes I have seen, so I decided to stick with that simplicity, and just added a panel of vellum embossed with falling snow,to pick up on the stamped image. I used a Sizzix embossing folder,which has a much heavier snowfall at one end of the design; however, I wanted the snow to be falling evenly down the whole space, so I used a stylus and manually embossed some more snow to fill in the gaps. I used a white pen to edge the vellum and add a little definition to it.
Then I used eyelets to attach the vellum to a kraft base, attached the egret panel with foam tape,  and finished the card off with a doodled border.

I hope you enjoyed this Five Egrets in Falling Snow card. Be sure to check back soon to see what other beautiful creations the team have been working on to share with you.

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Tea Time in the Orient with Art Neko

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the brand new Art Neko blog!  My name is Holly Brown and I am the Design Team Coordinator.  I’m thrilled to embark on this wonderful journey to share artwork created with Art Neko stamps.

Tea Time in the Orient card by Holly Brown

Tea Time in the Orient, Art Neko stamps.

For today’s project, I used the beautiful pagoda in the gardens image from the Tea Time in the Orient sheet.  I stamped it with Versamark onto some chocolate brown cardstock, and then covered it with a green verdigris embossing powder.  After I heated up the powder and let it melt, all the gorgeous colors started popping out.  You can see the jade green color, but there is also some darker green and some copper colors mixed in there.  

For my background, I experimented with some different inks to get the same coloring as you see with the verdigris embossing powder.  I started by spraying some white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio distress spray stain, and then I did a rough sponge with some Gathered Twigs distress ink and some emerald green ink.  It coordinates beautifully with the pagoda image.

I wanted to highlight the copper coloring in the embossing powder, so I cut a larger rectangle of cardstock and covered it with copper embossing powder.  I did the same with a couple of small strips and used them for the horizontal strips behind the pagoda image.

I found a medallion stamp from the 34 Medallions sheet and embossed it with the same verdigris embossing powder onto chocolate brown cardstock.  Instead of a circle punch, I decided to echo the shapes of the pagoda by punching the embossed medallion out with a hexagon punch.  I adhered it to the side of the pagoda scene with a little bit of foam tape.  I love how this jade and copper card turned out!

Tea Time in the Orient card by Holly Brown

Be sure to come back and check out what the rest of the Design Team Artists have been creating.  You’re going to love their wonderful artwork!  🙂

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