Friday, September 28, 2012

Alternative use for the baby foot prints stamp!

I love stamp sets!  I love Stampin' Up stamp sets!  But what I love even more are stamps sets that can be used for other things...other than the obvious.



In this case- I used the Stampin' Up stamp set Baby Prints.  I love this stamp set for baby cards!  So cute!!! But I already had one or two baby stamp sets, so did I NEED another baby stamp set?? YES I DID!!!!  LOL!!!!  I was searching for beach cards and came across this card on splitcoaststampers: 
Right away, I knew I had to get the Baby Prints stamp set!!  I love stamps with more than one use!  I can see this stamp set for a beach theme, for a christian theme using the footprints in the sand poem, get well, so many possibilities!!!  I had to try this card!!  They talked about brayering and quite frankly, I am not good with that!!!  BUT I am good with distressed inks!  And with spray mists!!  Off I went to try and see if I could get good results!

I used Tim Holtz distressed inks to get the "ocean" the perfect mix of watery blue.



I used Broken China and Salty Ocean.  One was an ink pad one was a stain.  The stain goes on easier but both work fine!!

Once I was happen with my "ocean"....the ripping began...this part took some time because I wanted the paper to tear in half showing the white part of the paper, for the waves.  I did this step twice to get the results I wanted.  Not to hard!


The next step was the footprints in the sand.  You can use a light color of ink for this, crumb cake works nicely because I used crumb cake card stock.  For this card, I wanted subtle so I went with just a versamark ink.  I inked around the edges with a distressed ink, Frayed Burlap.  And then I LIGHTLY misted it with Tattered Angels misting ink.  My bottle of Tattered Angels mist is unreadable to share with you the color but it is dark brown, so any brown mist color would work.  Tattered Angels has a little bit of a shimmer to it.  But non shimmer works fine.  The Tattered Angels misting ink also gave it a shimmer, it is very subtle and the camera could not pick it up well, but it is there.  A very light mist was the key, so I held it away from my mister and sprayed.  You can also get the splattered ink look from the Stampin' Up spritzer tool and Chocolate Chip or Early Expresso marker!


The next step was just to assemble the card on Early Expresso base, add some twine, and my sentiment (which came from the Baby Prints set as well).  My very last step was to add the Crystal Effects around the footprints, as drips of water.  I did this last so they could fully dry and not smear.  I did this card for my Aunt who is in a rehab center recovering from a recent stay in ICU.  She is a huge beach lover and I knew this card would put a smile on her face!!!  Hope you enjoyed the card!!!
Michelle!!!



Card Recipe:

Stamps Used: Stampin' Up Baby Prints
Inks used:  Versamark, Stampin' Up Early Expresso, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Broken China, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap
Paper: Stampin' Up crumb cake, Stampin' Up Whispering White, Stampin' Up Early Expresso
Other: Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, and twine




Product List
Baby Prints - Clear-Mount Stamp
Baby Prints - Clear-Mount Stamp
[125472]
$21.95
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
[119680]
$3.50



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12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. That is too stinking cute.

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  2. So creative, and so realistic I could almost feel the sand under my feet! I hope you don't mind thst I've pinned this to my favorite cards board on Pinterest with a link to your blog. Lovely card!

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  3. Amy I am thrilled to be pinned!!! Anytime!!!! Thank you for looking!!!!

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  4. Love this!

    You need a watermark on your pics. :)

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  5. I don't exactly understand how you got the foot prints to look like wet feet.was it a stamp? or a clear or darker color paint on a child's feet to make the imprint?what did you use and how?

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    1. I got a couple of odd comments and realized that a blog picked up my card as an example of footprint art. I used a stamp but I would think you could use your own baby's footprint as well. I used versamark ink which is a colorless ink, you could easily ink up your babe's foot and press onto cardstock. The ink cleans up easily with the Stampin' Up mist or good soap and water. Hope this helps!

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  6. I love this but am confused. So the foot prints aren't your child's they are a stamp correct?

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    1. See the reply to the comment above, hope this helps!

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