Hello caffeinated friends! I am excited today to be hopping along with Trinity Stamp Company and the talented design team over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! We are celebrating and coming together to showcase a collaboratively designed stamp set by both teams! We all played a part in the concept and creation of this set, and are excited to show it off to all of you! You should have arrived here if you are hopping along from the oh so talented Robyn Jordan.
I chose to create a snowy winter scene featuring the camper from the Frappy Camper set. I paper pieced and fussy cut the camper out, actually choosing to cut off the grass so the hitch looks like it is sitting in the snow. I wanted a really neutral scene, although I ADORE the coffee elements of this set (well duh!) I wanted to show how versatile it is can that it is fun to use in ANY scene.
For the background, I started by ink blending a A2 bristol paper panel using my Trinity blending buddy and Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I spritzed it with water and let it dry. Next I took the Autumn Tree stencil from Trinity stamps and used Walnut Stain distress oxide ink to color the trees in from the sides of the cards. Next I played with some Ranger texture paste over the trees. The texture paste starts as white, but when applied over the oxide ink, picks up the color it is applied over. I then used a toothpick and scratched off some of the paste to add a bit of definition on the branches.
I used the same texture paste to create my snowy hill, applying it liberally and then lifting the spatula up to create to texture. I kept my sentiment simple, choosing “one for the road” from the Frappy Camper set.
I really love how this card came together, and I could totally see myself making this in a bunch of different “seasons” for the scene.
That wraps up my project for today, I hope you liked it! Your next stop will be Coffee Loving Cardmakers if you are hopping along with us. Be sure to leave a comment on all the the design team’s blog posts today for a chance at a $20.00 gift card! Winner will be random selected on 10/22/2019. Good luck and happy hopping!!