Sunday, September 4, 2011

My First Stampscapes Card

Stampscapes images have attracted me for some time.  I see beautiful creations made with these stamps out in blog land and on Split Coast Stampers.  However, I had decided not to buy any of them because I knew that if I did I would need to collect more than a few.  Well, my new friend, Sheree from Vancouver Island Craft Junkie picked my name in her recent give away and I won a sheet of Stampscapes rubber.  It included FIVE stamps!

All I had to do was get them backed with foam and watch a few uTube videos to find out what to do with them. Well, the first thing I learned was that it is best to use Adirondack inks.  I mostly use Memento and Copics so of course I had to run out to the store and find them. I ended up at the same place that Sheree shops in Nanaimo - Crafty Capers. Victoria is very helpful and has a good supply of Stampscapes supplies.  While I was shopping I ran into one of the Stampscapes instructors and she pointed out a few stamps that I needed to add to my collection.  Just as I thought!!!

Well here goes.....

I tried a few scenes before I settled on this one.  There is a lot to learn about positioning the images and daubing the inks in just the right place.  I also used grey Copics on the mountains and a bit of Sharpie white.  Not bad for my first try!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pine Rocks 195G, Lakeside Cove Large 049G, Rocky Peaks 188E, Water Pattern Small 231C, Canoe 010A
Paper: Old Olive, stash black
Markers and Inks: Adirondack Meadow, Lettuce,Sail Boat Blue,Butterscotch, Denim,Cloudy Blue, Copics C1, C3. C8
Embellishments: Stampin Up Twine and Button

I found a few challenges for this card:

Well, if you have any tips for using Stampscapes stamps I would love to hear about them.  Thanks for stopping by.



Tami said...

I love this. I may have to get a sheet of stampscapes. I love the mountains. I would love to invite you to the gingerloft dt. Please email me


Poppet said...

A wonderful scene Nancy, I love how you have kept the LO simple to make the most of your fab image.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting when we can challenges. :-) xx

Unknown said...

Your card is amazing ! I'm so glad you chose to join our 1st Crafting When You Can Challenge :)

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

what a beautiful scene very peacfull, thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can.

Lyn said...

A beautiful scene you have created Nancy.

Thank you for joining us at CWWC with our 1st challenge

Lynn said...

Hi Nancy,
Love your stamped image with stampscapes! Simply wonderful"_
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges :)
Lynn DT xx

Nannieflash said...

What a lovely scene could just do with a lovely tranquil holiday like that. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Lisa said...

wow Nancy, you did a wonderful job, I love it!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Beautiful, happy you won these and were able to play and create..great job!

Debs said...

Beautiful card - love the scene you have created and the bakers twine is the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Kim said...

wonderful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this week!.

Lisa x

Gail said...

I think it turned out wonderful!
I too won on Sheree's blog, but havent't been brave enough to give it a go!

Sheree said...

Okay... you're better than me at this Nancy!! AWESOME card and I can't believe it's your first try! Wowsers!!
These stamps are addicting and I've got more on order haha!
Keep up the great work're a born artista!