Lawn Fawn | Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Layered Butterflies Dies | Rainbow Cards

Hi everyone,

Today’s projects are all about rainbow and feature two of the new products from the latest Lawn Fawn release just in time for spring.

Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die combined to create Rainbow cards with Distress and Distress Oxide inked backgrounds.
Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die combined to create Rainbow cards with Distress and Distress Oxide inked backgrounds.

I created two similar cards in the design but totally different in approach. For the first card, I created an ink blended background using Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers.

Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die combined to create Rainbow cards with Distress and Distress Oxide inked backgrounds.

Using the Lattice Backdrop die by Lawn Fawn, I die cut a panel of black cardstock which I overlaid onto the ink blended background.

For the focal point images on this card, I die cut the butterflies from vellum and the outline from watercolor cardstock which had been colored using Finetec Pearlescent Watercolors.

Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die combined to create Rainbow cards with Distress and Distress Oxide inked backgrounds.

For the second card, I created another rainbow background this time using several colors of Distress Oxide Inks. Starting with a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock, I ink blended Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon in stripes of bold color.

Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die combined to create Rainbow cards with Distress and Distress Oxide inked backgrounds.

Once the panel was dry, I used the Fancy Lattice Backdrop, this time on the rainbow background panel overlaid on top of a piece of black cardstock. The butterflies on this card were die cut from black cardstock and bits and pieces from the previously die cut watercolor butterfly.

Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop and Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die combined to create Rainbow cards with Distress and Distress Oxide inked backgrounds.

Be sure to check out the link below of the entire process! Also these projects are a part of an Instagram Hop happing over the next two weeks with one lucky participant wining a prize of $50 from Scrapbook(dot)com. Follow the link to my Instagram for all of the details!

 

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Lawn Fawn Fancy Lattice Backdrop Die
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Lawn Fawn Layered Butterflies Die
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Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set
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Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
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Distress Ink Pad in Picked Raspberry
Distress Ink Pad in Picked Raspberry
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Distress Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
Distress Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
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Distress Ink Pad in Evergreen Bough
Distress Ink Pad in Evergreen Bough
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Distress Ink Pad in Peacock Feathers
Distress Ink Pad in Peacock Feathers
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Picked Raspberry
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Carved Pumpkin
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Carved Pumpkin
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Finetec Artist Mica Watercolors, Bronze, Gold and Silver Set of 6
Finetec Artist Mica Watercolors, Bronze, Gold and Silver Set of 6
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Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
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Xyron Create A Sticker Maker
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Ranger Multi Medium Matter Adhesive Large Jar
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Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue Tube
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Versamark Ink pad
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Hero Arts Layering Classic Vellum
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This card is entered in the following challenges

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Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies and Storybook Die | Copic | Distress Ink blending background

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share a quick and easy card using a couple of products from Pretty Pink Posh and mention that the Pretty Pink Posh is having a sale on their website for 15% off most of the products in their store.

Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies and Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 Die card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Inks Best Friends card.

I used the Playful Puppies stamp set for all of the images, which I used my Copic Markers to color in. The color combination I used are listed below.

Puppies: E27, E25, E23, W9, W7, W5, W2, W1, W00 and R20
Hearts: R29, R27 and R24

Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies and Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 Die card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Inks Best Friends card.

The background panel I created by die cutting a piece of watercolor paper and a Pretty Pink Posh Storybook #2 die and then ink blending the landscape grass and the sky.

To complete my card, I popped up the frame with foam tape and popped in the images also on foam tape for a little dimension.

Here is the detailed process video of how I created this adorable Playful Puppies card.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 Die
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
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Distress Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Distress Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Distress Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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Distress Ink Mini Pad inTumbled Glass
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Your Next Stamp Huggles Christmas Star ~ Zig Clean Color Real Brush ~ Christmas Card

Hey everyone,

It’s been a hectic two weeks around here, hence the lack of posts and participation in the card challenges that I love so much.
But I’m finally finished with the project that took me away from my craft time and now I can get back in to my happy place to create some cards.
This card was inspired by Your Next Stamps’ Sketch or Color Challenge # 76. This week I choose to do the color challenge with this one layer card.

Your Next Stamp Huggles Christmas Star colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress ink background handmade Christmas card.

I did not intentionally set out to make a one layer card (originally, I wanted to use an evergreen trees die in the background) but the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, so they say!
I started by stamping the images onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx black ink and masking it using Molotow art masking liquid.
I have to say that I was not a 100% happy with this product when I removed it as it left some of the blue residue onto the image. Perhaps it’s a user error and I will try another time before I make up my mind.
I wanted to create a wintery scene background and used my favorite distress inks for the night time sky and added a spritz or two of the Shimmer Sparkle spritz for an all over sparkle. I finished the background with splatter of diluted white paint to mimic snow.
I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color my images and very little water as I had to cover up some of the blue residue left by the masking pen.

Colors I used:
Bear: 068 Deep Brown, 065 Mid Brown and 072 Beige
Scarf: 029 Geranium Red and 022 Carmine Red
Gingerbread man: 072 Beige
Shoes/bow 032 Persian Blue
Hat: 022 Carmine Red
Star: 051 Lemon Yellow

Your Next Stamp Huggles Christmas Star colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress ink background handmade Christmas card.

To put this card together, I cut the main panel using a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a white A2 sized card base.
The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set and I die cut it with a banner die after stamping it with Versafine Onyx black ink. And that will complete this simple yet I think stunning Christmas card!
I followed the Color Challenge on this card and hope that I made a card that inspired you.

As always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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Your Next Stamp Huggle Christmas Star
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Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Molotow Masking Fluid
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Distress Ink Mini Tumbled Glass
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Distress Ink Mini Blueprint Sketch
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Distress Ink in Salty Ocean
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Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire
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Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
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MFT Sweet Sloth ~ Birthday card ~ Copic Colored ~ MFT Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone,

I used this cute little sloth to create a card for my entry in MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge-Sketch 346 for this week.

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

I started by stamping all of my images from MFT’s Sweet Sloths stamp set onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I used both of the clouds, one of the flower images and of course the sweet little sloth.
Using my Copic markers, I colored all of the images using the following combinations:
Sloth and tree: E42, E43, E44 and E47
In the tree branch, I added more of the E47 for a darker look
Leaves: YG11, YG13 and YG17
Small flowers: C1 and Y19
Large flower: Y19, RV11, RV14 and RV17
Cloud: BG0000 and B00

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

Next, I did a little ink smooshing using Distress Ink in Twisted Citron onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut it using a stitched circle die.

Working on the large panel, I used a piece of patterned paper from American Crafts Everyday paper pad collection and a Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies from Pink and Main, which I wrapped a piece of black and white twine and adhered it to a top folding A2 size card base.

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To complete this card, I layered the circle on top of the panel and arranged all my images using foam squares for some added dimension. I used a sentiment from the stamp set, which I heat embossed onto a piece of black cardstock and white embossing powder. Adding a few pieces of sequence and some shimmer from Wink of Stella glitter pen for a little sparkle finished the card. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

Hey everyone,

The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Kite ~ Ink Smooshing with Distress Ink ~ Spectrum Noir Markers

Hey everyone,

This cute little card was inspired by Lawn Fawn’s challenge blog summer theme challenge. They host a challenge twice a month with a new theme for each challenge. I find that the challenges allow me to step out of my card making comfort zone and try new things to learn.
So I was super excited for this challenge as I generally don’t build scenes in my cards but wanted to create a background for these cute little squirrels to fly their kites.

Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Stitched Kites, and Sophie’s Sentiment handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir markers. Background created with ink smooshing Distress inks for a soft background.

The background was created by taking my favorite Distress inks for creating a sky and grass and ink smooshing them onto a piece of Ranger watercolor cardstock.
I stamped two squirrels from Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas stamp set onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper with some Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Markers I used: TN3, EB3 and EB8

Moving on to the kites, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Kite and die cut pink polka dot cardstock with a black frame to create two kites for these friends to play with.

Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Stitched Kites, and Sophie’s Sentiment handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir markers. Background created with ink smooshing Distress inks for a soft background.

To put this card together, I adhered a piece of bright pink cardstock to the base of a top folding A2 size card base. I took the water colored panel and added some foam tape to the back, more for added support than anything else. I arranged all my images and adhered them with foam tape for some added dimension.
I wanted to bring in some black elements to tone down the brightness of the card and used black and white baker’s twine for the line of the kite and wrapped a bit of it around the bottom.
To complete this card, I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments and heat embossed it in white onto a piece of black cardstock.

I think it’s a super cute summer inspired card and this is my entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge number 8.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Lawn Fawn Aloha ~ Distress Ink backgrounds ~ Zig Clean Color Markers

Hey everyone,

For the end of the week, I thought I’d have a go at participating in a challenge from Lawn Fawn over on their challenge blog Lawnfawnatics.com
For this week, the challenge was to add watercolor to our projects. Here is my take on the challenge number 7.

Lawn Fawn Aloha stamp colored with Zig Clean Color and Distress Inked background handmade card.

I started by taking a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock cut down to 4” x 5.5” and die cut a circle in the front. My sweet little girl helped me to cover the cardstock with color splashes using Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey.
To create the sunset, I used a piece of watercolor paper and using the same Distress Ink colors I created a watercolor sunset background. The technique I used, I first saw over on Kristina Werner’s blog, where you add a wash of color in a sweeping motion across the desired section. After adding all of the color choices, and drying it, I then added little swirly marks of each color and a lot of water on the brush to each color, and dried it again. I’m really happy with the end result.
Using Lawn Fawn’s Aloha stamp and die set, I stamped the two pineapples onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and Versafine Onyx black pigment ink. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in 044 deep green for the leaves, and 050 yellow and 052 bright yellow for the pineapples.

Lawn Fawn Aloha stamp colored with Zig Clean Color and Distress Inked background handmade card.

To put the card together, I took a piece of bright pink A2 sized card base and added the watercolor sunset, and top cardstock. I put the pineapples on a piece of foam tape for some dimension and added the sunglasses with a little shimmer using Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter overlay pen. To finish the card, I added the sentiment from the same stamp set by heat embossing it with white embossing powder onto a piece of black cardstock.
This little baby will be entered into the challenge so here’s my fingers crossed for a win!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Jillibean Lemonade ~ Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream ~ Distress Ink blending ~ Summer theme cards

Hey everyone,

So I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, partly because I’ve seem to have lost my crafting mojo and partly because the kids are out of school for the summer, or perhaps because the kids are out of school I’ve lost my mojo.

In either case, we’ve had to adjust and figure out a new schedule in order to have time for our summer adventures and time to create. Speaking of summer, I thought I’d start with a couple of simple summer inspired cards to get back into the swing of things.

For the first card, I used a lemon stamp from Jillibean Soup and stamped it onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Jillibean Soup Lemonade Shaker Stamp with Distress ink blending background for a summer inspired handmade card.

I did some ink blending using Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade towards the inner part of the card and Wild Honey towards the outer part of the card.

To put the card together, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park’s Sweet Summertime paper collection using Lawn Fawn’s largest Stitched Rectangle stackable die which I adhered to an A2 sized card base. I cut the lemon paper using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle die and adhered it to the patterned paper using some fun foam for some dimension. And finally, I added the sentiment by stamping it onto a piece of cardstock and heat embossing it. As a final touch I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and a piece of twine to complete this card.

Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream Stamp set with Distress ink blending background and colored using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers for a summer inspired handmade cards.

For the second card, I wanted to create a really bright background that screamed SUMMER. To do that I took Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed and did some ink blending onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. With a very bright background, I had to balance it with a subtle focal image. Using an ice cream cone stamp from Prickley Pear, I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the cone and ice cream image.

Zig’s that I used are:
065 mid brown for the cone, which I blended with a water filled brush
099 cool gray 1 and 901 gray tint for the ice cream, which I blended with Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Overlay pen
200 Sugared Almond Pink for the base of the ice cream, which I blended with a water filled brush

To put this card together, I cut the very bright background using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle stackable die set and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. With the ice cream image, I added some foam squares for dimension and placed it in the center of the card. I added the sentiment from the set and added a few enamel dots from Echo Park’s Petticoats and Pinstripes Enamel dots, and that completed this card.

Summer inspired handmade cards

Hopefully, with these two little cards I can start my road to recovery and find where I’ve left that mojo to help me create some more interesting cards. That’s it for now!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Jillibean Soup – Shaker Clear Acrylic Stamps – Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Squeezed Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Wild Honey

 


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Picked Raspberry


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mermaid Lagoon


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Twisted Citron


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Mustard Seed


Echo Park – Sweet Summertime Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit


Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes Collection – Girl – Enamel Dots


Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables


Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Morning Dew


Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker – 36 Piece Set