Sparkle N Sprinkle has added a new artist to their line up - Beccy Muir. SNS has Beccy's complete line of digital stamps and a select few will also be made into rubber. I've used the digi version of Old Mailbox and created several different versions. I chose this image because I wanted to work on my coloring of rust, although not all the cards feature a rusty mailbox. (I hope it looks like rust and not random dots :-).)
For the first card I colored the image with Copic markers and added Amethyst Spray embossing powder to the flower stems beside the mailbox with a VersaMark embossing pen and heat embossed them. Spellbinders dies were used to cut out the image and to create a mat behind the image.
For this card, I used a variation of the spotlighting technique found in the SNS Tips and Techniques section. I printed the image out 3 times so I could fussy cut out various sections. The wooden posts are colored with Distress Stains and fussy cut out of one of the printouts. I colored the mailbox and bird in the second printout and fussy cut. For the final printout, I cut the entire image out with a Lifestyles Crafts scalloped oval die. I adhered the colored mailbox on top of the colored posts and even though I didn't pop dot it, that small layer added just enough dimension. Next, I pop dotted the entire spotlighted mailbox to the main (non-colored) image. I added some random dots of Saukra glue pen to the rust on the mailbox and added Tiger Orange glitter for bits of sparkle and I also used Tiger Orange glitter to create my sentiment, which is a Die-Versions die.