Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Old is New Again!

A few days ago, a couple of friends that I haven't seen in a long while, came for a visit. It was so nice to catch up again, in person. We also swapped "retired" stamp sets, "making the old, new again", and this is one that I received. Not sure how I missed out on it, cuz I love it! It is the On The Porch set from the 1999-2000 catalog. I have only been able to find a few samples using the chair, so was on my own with this one.

IF you enjoy fussy cutting, or don't mind doing it, you won't have any issues creating this card. On the other hand.......... Just make it all one layer. :)

The base is Whisper White. The card is all built on the mat of Smokey Gray cut at 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp the porch in the center with Smokey Gray. Color the curtains in the window with a watercolor pencil. Cover the windows, including the curtains, with the Fine Line Glue pen, set aside to dry. This will give them the look of glass. Stamp the post and top on another piece of the gray. I actually stamped these as separate pieces, lightly colored them in with the gray watercolor pencil and cut them out with the end of the post still attached to the top. Position the top with dimensionals and add the post with the same, gluing the top part of the post to the piece attached to the top. ( I did not cut all the spaces out of the top, but you can if you want!)

Next ink up the window and flower box with Garden Green. Lie a piece of Garden Green scrap on top of the stamp and rub over the image with your finger, being careful not to move the cardstock. Or you can just stamp it as usual. I find that I get a better image doing it like the background stamps when I am only inking parts. Cut the whole thing out. Poke a hole in the center of each window, then snip to each corner to cut the windows out. (Poke the holes before the other cutting to make it easier).
Glue this to the window.

With Garden Green Ink and Whisper White cardstock, stamp the window box and flowers. Stamp another image of just the flowers. With a watercolor pencil, color in the box and the flowers. Cut each image out, gluing the box and flower image onto the window box on the mat. Add the seperate flower image on top with dimensionals. I also added Summer Flowersoft to the flower image, but that is optional.

Stamp the hanging pot on Garden Green and using an orange watercolor pencil, color in the pot. Cut it out, add a dimensional, and hang it on the porch, tucking the top just under the rails.

Stamp the chair image on Whisper White in Soft Suede. I also do this one with the cardstock on top, to insure a good impression. Color as desired with watercolor pencils and cut out. NOTE: when cutting, don't stress the little parts! If the scissors work easily around, great!, if not just leave it. I also leave a bit of an edge around the image. Trying to cut directly on the line leaves an uneven look. Now, do a little shaping. Turn the image over and place on a piece of foam. With the larger ball of the scoring tool, or the end of a pencil, gently working in circles, work around the edges of the image. This will curl them in just a bit. Add dimensionals and place it onto the mat. (Wish I had done this with the hanging pot, too!)

I added the Wink of Stella to the quilt and flowers. Careful, because it does moisten the watercolor, which brightens it all up, but if you use too much, it can also muddy things. Clean the tip after each color and area.

Place a strip of the burlap ribbon onto the left side of the mat. Add dimensionals to the back and position onto the card base. That's It!! LOL

I really hope you enjoy this post and that it inspires you to pull some of those old favorites out and play. Give this one a try if you are lucky enough to have this set. Or swap with a friend and make the Old, New again!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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