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Outback Boabs

boab tree close-upboab tree sparkle 4Outback road trip – camping out bush and looking up at the sky at night, the stars twinkling through the branches of the trees above,  the colours of the day drenched into your mind’s eye – the blue skies, red dust, green scrubby bushes. Your best friend by your side and the open road a’ calling. What new adventures await?

STAMPS: 958G Boab Trees, 3305E Australian Land, siset047  INKS: Dylusion Sprays- Lemon Zest, Dirty Martini, Squeezed Orange, London Blue; Jet Black, Cobalt & Coffee Archival Pads  ACCESSORIES: Copper & Rainbow stripes Fab Foils, Hot Glue Pen; Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Stickles; Black Twine, Texture Paste  PAPER: White matt Card, Raven & Buttercup Bazzill Cards

METHOD: Colour your white card with Dylusion inks, by first spritzing with water, then ink sprays, till the card is completely covered. Dry. Stamp Boab Trees with black archival ink onto coloured card, and again onto scrap of white card. Cut out tree trunks only from scrap paper and colour with inks with aid of waterbrush. Put a smear of texture paste onto trunks of trees on main card and lay cut out trunks over paste. Mold into shape. You may need a little glue around edges of cut trunks to help them stick down. Set aside to dry.

Using Hot Foil Pen and rainbow Fab Foil sheet, dot stars randomly through tree branches (I used yellow, green & blue stripes for stars). Apply a little copper Fab Foil to trunks of trees to highlight texture of bark. With the aid of a T-grid, stamp wording around left-hand side of card. I used cobalt blue ink towards sky and coffee brown ink towards the ground level. Stamp “No road” wording onto a scrap of white card in black Archival ink and colour to match background. Sponge edges with black also.

Mount almost finished card onto black card. Wrap black twine twice around right-hand side of card and secure at back. Magic mount to buttercup backing card. Magic mount “No road” wording and position over twine. Lastly, apply some Distress stickles to base of trees.

 


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    • Thanks Carolyn, the Boab trees stamp is by Stamp-It Australia, code 958G. I think it is really old, so may not be showing on their website, but it is still available.

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