Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summery Thank You


Hello, hello!

Erica back on the blog today with a bright, cheery and summery Thank You card. Yep, I'm continuing my thank you card collection.

Now, what says summer better than sunflowers? I can't think of many things that score a higher summer score than the lovely sunflower myself so I decided to stamp and mask a few on today's card. I had already decided to use my Zig markers for this card so I used MFT hybrid ink on water colour card stock, I have not had any problems with this ink running or smudging while using my Zig markers on it.

The first sunflower I stamped just off the panel and then I did the same thing on the other side of the panel. Getting my masks out, I covered up the bits I didn't want to overlap and stamped the third one in the middle, slightly lower than the others.

Once it was all stamped and ready, it was time to colour! I love this part! It's so much fin to see how it  all starts to come to life and become a small piece of art.... ish...



When I had finished colouring the flowers I looked at the panel and thought 'it needs more green and some blue for a sky' so I got my distress inks out and blended some light green at the bottom on the panel and some light blue around the top bit. As I didn't have much ink on the sponge it was easy enough to drag the blue down close to the flower petals without mudding up the colours.

Sentiment wise I got a die cut that says 'Thank you' from Studio Katia (you can find that in a stamp and die cut bundle here) and I cut one out in black card stock and one in gold glitter card stock. I layered these on top of each other to create a small shadow behind the glittery gold card stock to make it pop a little bit and adhered to the card using glossy accents.



Apart from the blending needed on the petals, this is a quick and simple card. You can easily make a few in an evening or simplfy the design with another flower that doesn't require such fussy-colouring.

That's it from me for today!



Happy crafting from Erica

Love and Laughter,
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