Hello! It’s Amy with you again and after the background die and background stamp mash up that I did last week turned out so well, I just had to try the technique again. This time around I paired the Winter Woods Overlay die with the Country Roads Background stamp for that extra sense of depth and dimension in this spring scene. I also altered the characters from the Picked For You set just a bit to make them work within the Easter egg hunt theme that I was going for on my card.

Originally both the little girl and bunny have flowers either in their basket or paw so to change them up for the egg hunt I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the flowers before stamping the image. This leaves open space to fill and in the case of the bunny I masked her off then used an egg stamp from the Little Painters set to replace the missing flowers. To fill the little girl’s basket with eggs I grabbed a fine tipped black multi-liner pen to draw them in and replace a few missing lines in her skirt as well. Once that was taken care of I masked them both and stamped the Country Roads Background right over top. Because I knew that I would be adding the die cut trees as a final touch, I chose not to ink up the big tree on the right hand side of the stamp. Instead I stamped in the individual flowers and tufts of grass from the Picked For You set to decorate both the background scene and the Winter Woods die.

This time around I didn’t piece the whole die cut scene together, instead I colored the stamped background on a bottom panel then colored the woodland frame die cut to match before gluing it on top. Once the trees were in place I cut apart one of the Spring Banner Script sentiments and stamped just the word ‘Easter’ in green ink to match the grassy field. I then grabbed the word ‘happy’ from the Just Sayin’ set to complete the new sentiment. Yet again, I am quite pleased with how the mix of stamps and scene dies turned out and it feels really good to be showing the dies in my collection a bit more love.

Stay crafty my friends!  🙂