I was going for a simple yet colorful card so I just stamped directly onto my card base.
The images are colored with Copic sketch markers. When I started this card I had no idea what color theme I was going with so I just grabbed a few of my favorites and started coloring. The more color the better, if you ask me.
I finished up with stamped this sentiment from the Evergreen Foliage stamp set. This will be short today as you can see this card it simple yet for sure to bring a smile to that someone special that needs a smile.
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I’m so excited to bring you this video combining the Floral Surprise and Positivi-Tea stamp sets! I came up with this idea during release week and I wanted to play with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, which have sat unused for too long.
I started by die cutting the tags and stamped part of the Floral Surprise image on the bottom right hand corner of each tag, using a different part of the image on both tags to show some variation.
I also stamped three images from Positivi-Tea that would be fussy cut and popped up with large glue dots. The Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers were so easy to use and I love their vibrancy! I will definitely play with them more. To finish, I layered the bristol tags on kraft cardstock, added black hemp cord and pearls.
First is the Floral Surprise. The first card, I colored the entire image with watercolors, let dry, and then came back with detail using polychromos pencils. For this second card today, I used just the polychromes pencils for a softer look.
After the first layer of coloring, I went back with a just a little bit of shading, keeping this soft. For the base of the card, I blended a pale blue ink, fussy cut the stamped and colored image, and foam adhered.
Before foam adhering, I placed and stamped the sentiment at the bottom. LOVE Evelin’s fonts for sentiments!
Next, is the Under The Sea: Merfriends stamp set. I colored all the images with watercolors, let dry, and fussy cut them out. Then I went looking in my stash of leftover mixed media creations and found pieces along with pattern paper from my stash to layer for my base.
For the first layer of the card panel, I used a die cut leftover from my first card using this set, then layered and stitched the pattern paper and mixed media panel for my background. The background was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Embellishment Mousse. Then I adhered my images.
I used another leftover mixed media piece to stamp my sentiment.
Next is the Best Friends Fur-Ever! stamp set. I colored all of these pieces with watercolor, fussy cut them out, and then used pattern papers from my stash to create a base, then clustered the images together.
And again, I am so happy with Evelin’s fonts and sentiment choices. So usable and so many possibilities. My first card I created with this set, was just the larger monster and a coffee sentiment.
Hope you have enjoyed the teams inspiration and have picked some favorite sets to purchase! Hard to choose, but really ALL so wonderful!
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes seven (7) stamps – one (1) large image + six (6) words/sentiments
And now, let’s see the stamps in action!
To create this card, I made my own ‘waves’ stencil. That’s right. I designed my very own waves stencil because when I had the idea to create this scene, I realized I don’t have any stencils that could give me the effect that I wanted. It was really fun and easy to make. After I made my stencil, I used distress inks in different shades of blue to achieve the layered look of the waves. As for all the images, I first stamped them onto white cardstock, lightly watercolored them and then used colored pencils to add depth and definition. Next, I fussy cut all the images and adhered them onto the card base using glue. The narwhals and beach ball are actually adhered on a piece of acetate. I added foam tape on the frame so that the image looks more dimensional.
If you are interested to learn how I made my ‘waves’ stencil and how I use it to create this card, let me know in the comments below and I will record a tutorial for you.
I actually started designing this large floral stamp before the end of last year. One of my designer friends told me that she likes coloring bigger florals which inspired me to create a large floral bouquet. However, I had to add my little critters to make this design uniquely mine. Anyways, who can resist a little faery pup or a little faery kitty? For this card, I stamped the image on watercolor paper but used colored pencils to color it in instead. This gives the textured feel to the colored image. If you want it to look smooth, then opt to use Bristol smooth paper or even white cardstock to give you a smooth finish.
As for me, I wanted to try something different and create a textured look and that is why I chose to use colored pencils on watercolor paper instead. After coloring the whole image, I used a black gel pen to darken the eyes for the faery pup and kitty.