My family and I have enjoyed going to corn mazes ever since our kids were little so the new Pure Innocence Corn Maze Girl stamp set brings back many fond memories! As a matter the fact, HERE is a post from about SIX years ago with a picture of my 3 munchkins at a corn maze. LOL What a difference six years makes. :)
When I saw this stamp set, I knew immediately I wanted to "recreate" THIS card that I made several months ago, using the Cornstalk Die-namics. I just love making little scenes, recessed in a frame, with dimension galore. I make it my personal mission to never mail a card with a standard stamp. ;) I'm only half-joking... that is usually how it happens. LOL
I used my Rectangle STAX Die-namics to create a frame in my front card layer and built my scene in that space. I show you how I did it below, so keep on scrolling. Today's post is long (but informative).
She is colored with Copic markers. I included lots of dimension with the Die-namics I used: Cornstalk; Mini Pennants; Howdy Frames; Picket Fence.
I added a couple "nail holes" (aka paper-pierced holes) to the sign to add a more realistic feel and mimic the Picket Fence Die-namics.
Her skirt was textured with Copic Colorless Blender Refill and a piece of grosgrain ribbon. Her skirt and jacket are paper-pieced to add more dimension and depth to the scene.
Here is a side-view of the card so you can see all the dimension.
I finished off the inside also!
Here is a look at how I built my scene.
I added Fresh Cut Grass and two Cornstalk Die-namics top the side of the Corn Maze Girl image, adhered flat on the paper to her left and right. The blue sky was created with my airbrush and Copic marker.
On the frame itself I adhered two Cornstalk die-cuts as shown. Only the leaves are poking out. I hid the stalk and other side of it behind the frame panel. I stamped the denim stamp from Western Backgrounds to add a little texture.
The Picket Fence die-cut was sponged with brown ink and then adhered to the front side of the frame panel.
Add PLENTY of dimensional boosters or foam tape to the backside of the frame panel so it is well supported when you adhere it over your image/scene.
Make sure the image is placed where you'd like it and adhere the frame panel over your image/scene. The result is fun and dimensional!
I was having too much fun with the Corn Maze Girl Pure Innocence, so I decided to make another card using a different technique. Again, I provide a "how-to" below, so be sure to keep on scrolling.
She is colored with Copic markers and the scene was created using a masking technique.
I included signs on pieces from the Howdy Frames Die-namics and posted them on a pole from Mini Pennants. Again, I included "realistic" nail holes to add some interest.
Here are the steps for making a scene using masking:
Stamp the image on card stock and on masking tape paper (I use the Eclipse brand that comes in a 6" roll). Cut out the image (very closely) on the masking paper. *HINT - place the masking paper on scrap card stock prior to stamping and cutting out for more manageability.
Place the cut-out image on masking paper over the stamped image on your card stock. Line them up exactly.
Stamp a corn stalk image, overlapping her, to the right.
Do the same thing to the left of her.
Stamp a cornstalk in the center.
Now, create a mask for the corn stalk so you can expand your scene to the left and right.
Lay it over the cornstalk on the right.
Stamp a cornstalk, overlapping the masked cornstalk.
Repeat for the left side.
I masked the feet area separately and stamped that in with 2 masks in place.
Here is the finished scene, created with the masks.
Here is the image, all colored. As you can see I colored with a super-dark brown because I wanted the ground level with her feet. That was a "cover-up" move. :)
Here it is trimmed and completed. (added cheeks, expanded ground)
Here are the dies I used on today's cards:
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- You can attend the New Release Party on October 16 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can win PRIZES!
- The MFT Release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on October 16 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- The Guest Designer Contest is going on now! Check out the forum HERE for details on how you can win over $200 in stamps and Die-namics.
- If you'd like to see teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for your chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on October 16 just before the release party, on the MFT Blog.