- light brown cardstock cut to 4 1/4” x 11” and score at 5 1/2” to create card
- white SMOOTH cardstock cut to 4” x 5 1/4” This is the paper that the ink layering stamping will be on, a smooth paper will give best results!
- brown (dirt color) carstock cut to 4” x 3” (this piece will be die cut to create the dirt mound)
- Ranger Distress inks: carved pumpkin, twisted citron, ripe persimmon, and tumbled glass
- Lawn Fawn Rooting for you stamp set
- small stamping block, and long one for sentiment
- Lawn Fawn simple stitched hillside border dies
- die cut machine/cutting plates
- Ranger Archival ink pad jet black
- tape runner
CONDITION BOLD STAMPS!
It’s a normal part of the manufacturing process for stamps to get a slight film on them. This film can create a barrier between the stamp and the ink you want to use resulting in less then crisp impressions.
Cleaning stamps before first use is usually is enough. However BOLD stamps like the ones we will use in this make and take can still need a little help.
Take an ordinary eraser and gently rub over the clean stamp surface. You will know you’ve done it correctly if your clear stamps becomes just a little ‘ghost’ or ‘foggy’ looking. Clean off eraser bits and you are good to go!
This tip works on all kinds of stamps, rubber, clear, cling mount. Any brand, any size, any material, any cost- conditioning stamps improves your impressions! It’s almost never needed on detail stamps, it’s typically just the bold stamps that really need it.
this shows you stamped image that was created with conditioned stamps (left) and stamped image with NO conditioning (right)
trim cardstock to size
Die Cut the ‘dirt mound’ using the simple stitched hillside border die and ’dirt’ brown cardstock.
This mound is TALLER then we need on the finished card. You will be trimming off the bottom straight edge to match their card LATER.
line up the dirt mound die cut on top of white cardstock panel so that approx. the highest point of the mound is just shy of 2 inches from the straight edge of bottom of card. Then use pencil to trace. This gives us a line to follow when stamping.
Make sure to mark the dirt mound line in pencil (a little shorter then you want the finished line) to guide you in stamp placement!
- Carrot stamping
Small stamping block has the bold carrot stamp on it. Ink with Carved Pumpkin ink and position at center of top of mound. Stamp so that about 2/3 of the carrot are ABOVE the pencil line!
Repeat with 2 more carrot impressions on each side of the center carrot.
Clean stamp and return to stamp sheet
- carrot leaves stamping
small stamping block has the bold carrot leaves stamp on it. Ink with Twisted Citron and position over carrot and stamp Ink and stamp each carrot. Remind customer to reink before each stamping! clean stamp and return to stamp sheet.
- water stamping
small stamping block has the water drops stamp on it. Ink and stamp so that the water is falling on the center carrot top. Clean stamp and return to stamp sheet
- watering can stamping
small stamping block has the bold watering can stamp on it. Ink and stamp so that the watering can is at an angle and the water drops look like they are falling out of the spout. clean stamp and return to stamp sheet.
- carrot leaf detail
small stamping block has the detail carrot leaf stamp on it. Ink with Archival Jet Black ink and stamp over the green stamped carrot leaf image. Clear stamps make it easy to line up! clean stamp and return to stamping block.
- carrot faces stamping
small stamping block has choice of little faces on it. Ink with Archival Jet Black ink and stamp over the bold carrot image (s) You can opt to give each carrot a different face if you want. CAREFUL to just ‘kiss’ the stamp in place – these tiny faces are delicate details and pushing to can result in a smudgy face. MIND the pencil line! if your face falls below the pencil line the face will be hidden behind the dirt mound! clean stamp(s) and return to stamp sheet.
- carrot detail stamping
small stamping block has the carrot detail lines on it. Ink in Ripe Persimmon and stamp over carrot shapes. It’s ok if it goes though the face. clean stamp and return to stamp sheet.
- long stamping block has stamp sentiment on it. we paired up ‘i’m’ and ‘rooting for you’ for our sentiment, Ink with black ink and stamp to center of ‘dirt mound’
Use tape runner to adhere the precut die cut ‘dirt mound’ in place just over pencil line, line up sides. If you have access hanging below, turn panel over and trim off excess ‘dirt’ with scissors.
9. Then adhere this stamped panel to card front.