I've been thinking a lot about the technique Tim Holtz demonstrated on one of his Christmas Tags. I don't have any Cut N Dry Felt to make my own stamp pad, so I went on a search through my house. What I came up with was some flannel scraps from a baby blanket I made last year. It worked like a charm! So I decided I must use it for my contest submission to Simon Says Stamp's Sketch! You'll notice that I rotated and flipped the sketch.
Using SU reinkers, I put colour all over the bird using Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, and Not Quite Navy. I used the same colours and technique when stamping the words on the ticket. I'm so thrilled that it turned out!
I next stamped the bird with Black Soot Distress Ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. One of the things that I love about Distress Ink is that it stays wet longer than other inks. So you don't have to go back and stamp over with Versamark, you can just sprinkle the embossing powder right onto the distress ink and use your heat tool! What a time saver! I cut out the bird, secured it into place over another stamped bird & branch with dimensionals. With my finger I smeared a little Lime Green Stickles on the bird's wing. This is the end result!
For the green jem in the corner, I spritzed Apple Glimmer Mist onto a vanilla piece of cardstock and let it dry. Then I used Glossy Accents to adhere an ATC Transparency (effect could also be reached by stamped an image onto acetate with Stazon). And then using Glossy Accents again, glued an Ideaology Fragment on top. It makes a cool accent, right?!
Paper: SU Cardstock, Quick Quotes Paper
Ink: SU, Distress Inks
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Odds & Ends & Urban Tapestry
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Lime Green Stickles, Apple Glimmer Mist, SU Basic Rhinestones, My Mind's Eye Green Limestones, Ideaology Fragments, 7 Gypsies ATC Transparancies