Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Peek at Plant Prints

Well, I hope you are as excited as I am to see this great stamp set called Plant Prints from Kristin over at Artful INKables. If you love nature and the woods - you will love this set - It will be available for sale at her on line store on Tuesday - July 1st so be sure to check it out over there! In the meantime - you can see the great sets she has there already!

On this project I am highlighting 3 of the sets 8 stamps. A beautiful fern sprig and a pair of leaves - one small, one large.

For my project I used a journal that I piked up on sale at an art store - it's about 4 7/8" x 3 1/2". It had a navy cover with some advertising on it - so I needed to cover that up with this great woodsy designer paper by Basic Grey called Mellow Automne. I used my spiral punch to punch on the top edge and it fit right in around the coils! I distressed and sponged the edges before attaching it to the cover.

Then I stamped the fern on a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock - first with Lake Mist ink to look like they were in the background and then with Lettuce Ink - both by Adirondack. I distressed the edges and sponged everything with Hazlenut Ink.

I stamped the leaves, cut them out, and curled them a little bit around my finger tip. Then I put a foam dimensional in the curve and layered them to the panels. The FABULOUS sentiment is from the Basic Salutations set that has a whopping 18 stamps in it - words and phrases for all occasions!! It will be available on July 1st also.

Here's a close up of the cluster of leaves.

and here is a closer look at the font on the sentiment - I love the smaller size font on the first word and the mixture of regular and italic letters.

To finish off my little notebook - I cut 9 ribbons about 6" long each and double knotted them around the coils - then I trimmed them at an angle to an even length. I also added one knotted piece to the top corner of the panel.

I use notebooks like these to write down the recipes for the cards I make - or you could use it for a journal or a too do list.

Thanks so much for stopping by - tomorrow I'll have another fun project to share with you so be sure to drop by!

Paper: Naturals Ivory: SU, DP - Basic Grey Mellow Automne, Wire bound notebook

Ink: Hazelnut, Espresso, Lake Mist, Lettuce: Adirondack, Onyx Black Versafine

Stamps: Artful INKables: Plant Prints, Basic Salutations

Supplies: Edge Distresser - Heidi Swapp, spiral punch: Stampin Up, Dotted green and brown grosgrain ribbons - Michaels, foam dimensionals, sponge.


~amy~ said...

Truly absolutely fabulous!! Super gorgeous plant prints...

peanutbee said...

Gorgeous, Julia! Love the cluster of dimensional flowers, and the vibrant greens you chose are really eye catching!

pammyrn said...

Julie this is just awesome!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Ok this is awesome! How fun!

pammyrn said...

Julia, I showed all the nurses at work this and they flipped. They and myself just thinks it's awesome.

Hugs Pam