Erica here with my last post for June. Honestly, where is this year going?? I'm scrambling to remember the date with the days just whizzing by...!
As I mentioned in my first post for June, I have a friend who's going through a bit of a hard time and I made this card with her in mind again. She lives on the other side of the world from me and sending cards and little presents is our way of staying connected the old-fashioned way. Chatting via Skype or Messenger is fab as it makes the distance between us feel shorter but we both enjoy sending little surprises to each other to brighten the other's day. She is one of my biggest card fans too so that helps!
She loves yellow so I decided to make a simple but bright card for her today. This month I have kept my focus on the Splendid Roses stamp set and ALL my cards are made using this stamp, this one is no exception. I do like showing different techniques and looks you can get from one single stamp set which is always useful, especially for those of you who are just starting out with crafting and unsure of which stamps to add to your collection.
The other three cards I have made this month have used things like foil, click here to check that out or it's been a big old colouring job with Zig markers which you can check out here, so this one I kept relatively simple. On a scalloped diecut panel I stamped the Splendid Roses stamp almost in the middle, using My Favorite Things hybrid ink in Black Licorice, which is bleed proof when using Zig markers. The water colour paper I use when colouring with the Zig markers is Strathmore Bristol Vellum and it's lovely to use, the colouring is easy and blending is a breeze.
Grabbing all three of the yellow markers I coloured in the flowers, adding accents and highlights where I thought they ought to go. For the leaves I only used Light Green and added water to create highlights and texture. To tone down the whiteness and to match the light grey card base I was planning on using, I added some Warm Grey2 around the flower cluster and blended it out towards the edges of the panel.
Setting this aside to dry fully, I got a coordinating stamp and die cut set out from Simon Says Stamp and it's the 'Love' one. I cut out the shadow die cut in a slightly darker grey card stock and the word 'love' was cut out in silver glitter card stock. These got layered up and glued together. Using this as a guide, I then stamped the words 'sending you' and '& Hugs' so that the sentiment will read 'Sending you love & hugs' when all put together.
The scalloped panel was adhered to the card base with some foam adhesive to create a little bit of dimension but still keeping it rather fussy-free and a few little clear sequins from the Moonbeams fusion mix finished the card off.
This card was simple and quite quick to make! What do you think?
That's if from me for June, but I will be back next month with more!
Happy crafting from Erica
Love and Laughter,