Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Our Home To Yours by Dana Warren

Hello Ai Fans!! Dana here with my very first Ai post! Today's card features one of the new Tryfold stamps, Suburb! I wanted to feature a different way to use these awesome stamps by doing a little masking to create a scene!!

I started by stamping one of the houses off set from the center. Then i stamped the left and right sides of the stamp on a full sticky post it note. I don't bother reinking the stamp, there's enough ink left to still get a good image. Next i cut out both sides and covered up their perspective sides. 

I stamped the other two houses on each side of first house. Peal off the post it notes and wa-la two houses behind my first house! 

To keep things simple (and more interesting, i think anyway) i only colored the first house that stamped (the middle house). Whenever i'm in the mood to color but don;t have time too i use Inktense pencils and a colorless Copic marker to color my image! Its really easy (and fast!) to do! I just color the image with the pencils and then use the colorless blender to blend the color. This will stain your nib so beware!! It doesn't bother me, but just a heads up in case it bothers you! :)

To finish i stamped the sentiment, trimmed the panel, wrapped some twine around and tied it in a bow. I added the panel to some blue card stock, then a white card base. Last i added a few blue sequins!!

I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Stamping!!


Karen Day said...

Welcome, Dana! I love how you used the Try-fold!! Awesome idea - looking forward to seeing what else you come up with using all the wonderful Ai stamps :o)

Sharon Caudle said...

Love this idea of using the Tryfolds, Dana! Great card!

diane zechman said...

I like to see different ways to use stamps. This is a good example, Dana!

Cheri Burry said...

Great first post! I love how you created the scene using the Ai Tri-Folds! Thanks for the tip with your Inktense and Copic blender pen!

Renee Matarese said...

I too love using the TryFolds in a different way! Welcome to the team!

Kerry said...

Great idea of using the Try-folds, genius!!! Gorgeous card Dana!