I just finished hosting a swap for one of my favorite subjects; Camping. It was fall here and the weather is perfect for camping. We had already been twice, so i thought it the perfect theme for a LTC swap! It quickly filled up, and we received some wonderful cards.
The one I ended up making is one of my favorite cards I have made so far. I love being outside. Though I do not have a camper and have never stayed in one, I thought it would be the perfect image to carve for a stamp. For this card, I did sketch out some ideas of what I might like to put together. It helped in visualizing before I started creating. I wanted to try something a little different than I had seen done before.
I used several different scrapbook papers to create the background, the butterfly and the trees. The strip along the top was cut out of the state park guide and run over a distressed ink pad to blend it in with the colors of the card. I used the same ink to distress the edges of the background papers. I used my watercolor pencils to add the color to the camper. It was a lot of fun to put together.
Unfortunately, I lost that distress ink along the trail one day and have not yet found a replacement. It was one of my favorites and I used it a lot. 🙁
Step outside of your box and try something a little different. You might be surprised and happy by the results!