Friday 20 December 2019

2019 #20 A Bit of Sparkle: Happy Home Bundle with ZA {by Autumn Clark}

2019 Topic 20: A Bit of Sparkle

There is something very special about passing on family recipes; they always evoke warm memories, and I love how Autumn has brought these into her make for her brother moving soon into his new home while perfectly tying various zinski chef and house stamps together into the one theme that works so well! Gorgeous!~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today, and I'd like to share with you a fun little gift card set I made for my dear brother to celebrate his new home being built.

I started with a simple card concept in mind, which turned into a giftcard holder and recipe set.  It's just wonderful to let the creative muse guide you when playing with stamps, isn't it?!

I made a one layer card that can be put in the mail.  What is most exciting to me about stamping is the ability to use one stamp in so many ways.  I had envisioned stamping the house stamp from PaperArtsy {Zinski Art} Collection (ZA41) several times and cutting the different sections apart to reassemble a variety of little houses.  In the end I decided that one house would be more appropriate for a housewarming card. 

I made a quick and easy background by brushing Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints in Taro Milk Tea and Stone onto a Smoothy Card panel, then scraping Hint of Mint and Sage over the top with an old credit card.  

To reveal the layers, I also sanded the panel in a cross hatch pattern with a sanding block.  

I continued on with my scene building using Archival Inks for the colored stamping.  I watercolored my images with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.  I added extra details with a white and black pen.  This fun little border and the flower "cloud" were freebies inside of my latest order.  Thank you PaperArtsy for your generosity!  I made the sentiment by masking off part of the "A Beary Happy New Year to You" sentiment from PaperArtsy {Zinski Art} Collection (ZA35) and then doodling out the word "home." 

Here are my favorite sparkly things this year.  I ended up using Glisten colored Stickles because they tied all of the colors in my project together.  

I decided to complete the inside of my card by adding a pocket for a gift card.  I masked off the other part of the sentiment and stamped it here.

This little guy from PaperArtsy Zini Stamp (ZN25) reminds me of my brother, who loves to barbecue.  I thought he would look great stamped on a few recipe cards.  My daughter wrote out some of our late Grandmother's recipes on the cards while I colored them.  I hope to stamp other characters to make him more card sets each year as time goes by.  

My favorite part of working with with these stamps is letting my imagination run wild and deciding who the characters remind me of.  Do you have a favorite from the Zinski Art Collection?  Maybe your loved one would enjoy some handmade recipe cards with a character in his or her likeness?  Why not make it a family activity and work together on the cutting, coloring, choosing and writing out of your cherished dishes.  

As we wrap up Topic Number 20, A Bit of Sparkle, do think of what makes your soul shine this Christmas season and take the time to create a life you will love.  Until next year, Autumn


Miriam said...

This is wonderful Autumn. What a great idea.

PaperArtsy said...

Absolutely fantastic idea Autumn!!

Linda Manning Findley said...

These are so cute ... love the recipe and the little chef ...