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The Creative Journey Continues for the Adventurer


It is Not the Destination
By: Bea Rosenleaf, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: 6.5" x 5"

Travel stamps (Clear Art Stamps)
Quote (Inkadinkado)
Flourishes (Autumn Leaves)
White cardstock cut to 4.25" x 5.5"
Black cardstock cut to 4.5" x 5.75"
White pre-folded card 6.5" x 5"
Adirondack dye inks: (Ranger)
   Wild Plum
Black colored pencil (Prisma)
Eclipse Tape (Judikins)
3 Color Dusters (Judikins)
Paper cutter of choice
Adhesive of choice
Scrap paper or newsprint pad (can buy these at the Dollar store)


Designer's Note:  Be sure to use a different duster for each color you use. Before I owned many duster brushes, I would use them in color groups to keep the inks similar.  You can also wash the brushes. I use a little bit of dish detergent and then shake excess water out. Form the bristles back togeter and lay on its side to dry. Do not set them up on their wood handles with the bristles up - the water will eventually loosen the glue holding the bristles together and your brush will fall apart. Make sure you let the brushes dry thoroughly before trying to use it again, or you will ruin the brushes.

  1. Lay white piece of cardstock down on scrap paper (this protects your work surface).  Tear the Eclipse tape to fit cardstock diagonally.


  2. Tear a second piece of tape and lay it down similar to the photo below.


  3. Using the color duster, brush it back and forth across the Butterscotch ink pad to pick up ink.  Brush the duster across the area masked off. (Be careful not to get ink onto other portions of the cardstock.)  Hint:  Do not scrub the brush on the cardstock. This will ruin your brush. Ink the suitcase stamp with the same ink and stamp in the masked area just dusted with color. (I didn't stamp the suitcase until after I was finished with the card. If I were to do it again, I would stamp it at this point.)



  4. Lift the tape and line it up on the edge of the Butterscotch inked section, similar to the photo below. Brush on the Stream ink in this section. Ink the flourish stamp with the same ink and stamp around the perimeter of the masked area. Ink the globe stamp with same ink and stamp it in the same area.


  5. Lift the pieces of tape off the card front. Replace one piece of tape across the two previous inked portions, lining it up with the inked edges, as shown in the photo below. Brush on the Wild Plum ink.  Using the same ink, stamp the flourish, company and quote.




  6. Using the black Prisma colored pencil and ruler, draw lines where the colors meet.


  7. Matt the card front with the black cardstock.
  8. Load the duster used with the Butterscotch ink  again and sweep  across the card base.
  9. Attach the card front to the card base. 


Here's a sample of another card using this technique:


Stamps Used: Clear Art Stamps, Rubbadubbado, Rubber Stampede




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4 Responses »

  1. Sharyn - thanks so much for your comments.

  2. Bea this is lovely. your photo's take the mystery out of such a lovely card and make it so easy for us to recreate! Thank you!

  3. It really is easy to do, Shelly. I think it's harder trying to explain how to do it, than it is to actually do!

  4. the card looks so hard to make in the first picture, but the tutorial makes is easy with the simple steps.