This is something a bit different for you. I have the pleasure of doing an Inspiration Post for Sheena's Ink-ttes facebook page this week, and I'm sharing it here with you as well. I'm blogging this a little bit differently in that I'm showing step by step photo's as well as written instructions. So let's get started. I decided to make a quick and easy card combining new and old Sheena products to shown how well they all work together. For this card I have used a die, a stamp, a stencil, Aqua tints and Distress Inks. I start by die cutting some Sheena stamping card with the Perfect Partners Christmas Deer die.
I then put a colour wash over another piece of card as a background, using several colours of Aquatints. I used water to help blend the colours, I wanted an 'early morning' feel to the background.
When the background was dry I placed the In the Forest stencil over it and applied Vintage Photo DI to create the effect of a forest. I used a blending tool and sponge to apply the ink lightly through the stencil.
I set the background aside so that I could work on the die cut card. I used Vintage Sepia Versafine ink on the deer stamp from the Perfect Partners Wishes of the Season stamp set. I then placed the deer die cut card over the stamp and pressed down, a small area at a time, onto the stamp. This is the easiest and most effective way to get the stamped image onto the die cut card. I then used Aquatint to colour the trees.
Next I painted the stag with Aquatints, and edged it with Walnut Stain DI.
I added the slightest hint of gold gilding wax to highlight the trees. I attached the die cut card front to the background with dimensional glue, then matted the panel onto black card.
I took a white card blank (7"x 7") and edged it with Vintage Photo DI. I then stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Notes stamp set at the bottom of the card using Versafine.
Finally I layered the panel onto the base card. I love the stag stamp and die, I think they can be used in various colour ways to suit a variety of occasions for male or female cards alike. I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial :)