My inspiration this morning came from Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is to emboss.
I decided to pick one stamp set that I have never used before.
Well, 3 stamp sets, tons of ink pads, set of watercolor pencils, dry and wet embossing, gamsol, and 3 cups of coffee later...
Here is my card
I chose Animal Crackers from Stampin' Up! as the set I've never used before.
Not knowing where I was going with them, I Versamark stamped them and then finished them up with black embossing powder and watercolor penciled them in and blended with Gamsol.
If you stare at something long enough, you start to see the finished project and what came to my mind were huge stuffed animals. Then, it hit me that it would be cute to make a card of a happy family heading home with the a truck full of all the stuffed animal gifts that people bought for the new bundle of joy...and they are usually HUGE!
I sponged the card background with the road, field and sky and then stamped the trees on by using the thumping method.
Lastly I added the the clouds made with the Spellbinders embossing folder and edged with bliss blue.
Stamp sets I used were:
1. Stampin' Up! ~ Animal Crackers
2. Stampin' Up! ~ Loads of Love
3.Close to my Heart ~ Expecting
This is the challenge at Simon Says Stamp if you'd like to check it out. There's some REALLY cool stuff over there!
Thank you for looking and have a great weekend. :)