Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Wetlands goose pops up

My love affair with the new Wetlands stamp set continues as I squeak in a card in for the gorgeous sketch challenge at CASE this sketch. Unfortunately I forgot that it's supposed to be Three Minute Thursday on my blog today and this card took a bit longer than that - oops! Come and see:


I started by inking up the goose stamp with markers and stamping onto a piece of scrap card stock. After cleaning the stamp I inked up the grass again to make a longer strip as the sketch suggested, then cut the image out with my sharp paper snips. I cut an aperture in the front panel of the card with a large circle punch to lay the goose across.


The Wetlands stamp set comes with a variety of useful sentiments. I chose the birthday one, inking it up with markers before stamping inside the aperture. The 'i' was dotted with a candy dot for a little bit of interest.



I raised the front panel up on dimensionals and so the goose and the centre of the grass had to be too. It's a while since I made a card with a slightly 3D effect and I'd forgotten how much fun it is!


This is the sketch I was working from today (right) and I'll also be linking up to Make My Monday where the challenge is to use stamps that you've never inked up before. My Wetlands set is new and I certainly can't see it doing much languishing in its (beautiful) case!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wetlands
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Island Indigo in marker form
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Garden Green candy dot, 2 1/2" circle punch, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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My teenage daughter has incorporated animal noises to her usual language. For example if I tell her I like her outfit she says thank you and purrs or, if I ask her to do the washing up while she's happily looking at Pinterest she might simply hiss. Sometimes she doesn't actually make the noise but describes it instead ("barks excitedly" or "buzzes angrily"). There is never a dull moment around here!


See you tomorrow,

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful Vicky-I really like this set-and i can see that you do too : )It's a perfect take on the sketch,and i love the way you have made it.
    Nessa xx

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  2. Just live your card Vicky and love the Wetlands set its on my list for next time

    Anne

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  3. Love this card Vicky. I really like the aperture and the way the goose sits over it! :)
    Haha your daughter makes me laugh!
    Lizy xx

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  4. Well . . . today's card is eliciting "excited barking" from me. It's fab. I may well have to CASE ALL your Wetlands cards, although I've already made one of my own!

    Air kisses,
    Sarn xxx

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  5. Lovely image Vicky, it looks like you drew this image!

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  6. Love it Vicky! Great layout:)
    Val x

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  7. Beautiful card Vicky. You're certainly getting a lot of use out of that set!

    Kat xx

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  8. I'm thoroughly head over heels for this set too Vicky!! Really enjoying what you have been doing with it too. I like the layering over the circle very "uplifting"! I don't know what a apocet? is? Will have to google it. Vx

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  9. Beautiful Vicky! Love the 3d effect and the way you stamped the grasses. Your candy dot is very clever too. Lovely card!

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  10. Fabulous card Vicky love the image and technique.
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

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  11. Fab card thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

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  12. Vicky, I love how you've spanned the aperture with the goose, he's gorgeous

    Bev x

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  13. Lovely card, I have a lot of friends this card would be great for.
    Thanks for playing at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

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  14. A beautiful clean and simple card Vicky and love the circular aperture idea.
    Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday
    Fliss x

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  15. I love this! I just bought this stamp set this week and will definitely have to try your technique!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x