The final day of My Favorite Things Summer School is about white space. I enjoyed the lesson.
I used the Happy Birthday Script die from MFT. I had a bit of issue with this as I kept losing the dot of the “i” so I finally went to my embellishments and found a pink pearl. That was perfect for the save of the dot. The pink paper is Stampin’Up Pink Pirouette, which I blended the lightest ink I own onto it, Gina K Designs Innocent Pink. The flower is from Everything’s Rosy by Sunny Studio. This was the first time I inked this set, so I looked on the Sunny Studio blog and they have a chart for using the set. The rose has 5 layers, so I used the following colors: GKD Innocent Pink for layer A, Bubblegum Pink for layer B, Lawn Fawn Guava for layer C, GKD Passionate Pink for Layer D, and GKD Lipstick for Layer E. There are only 3 layers to the leaf and I used GKD Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green, and Fresh Asparagus for the layers. I cut both images with matching dies.
I enjoyed stamp school. It has been enjoyable to find items in my stash that haven’t been used in a long time or never used.
This is a variation on an Easter card I did recently. I started with a piece of Wild Dandelion CS and stamped “The Old Rugged Cross” background stamp by Divinity Designs in Warm Glow ink. Next I brushed Wild Dandelion ink using the Sunburst stencil by Gina K Designs. On a piece of white CS I stamped the cross from Easter Wishes by Sunny Studios in Warm Cocoa ink and colored it with Copics – E35 and E33. The drape was colored with BV000 and BV01. The sentiment was stamped in Wild Lilac. I fussy cut the cross. I stamped the tiny daffodils from Framescapes Window of Wishes by Theresa Momber in Warm Glow on either side of the cross and colored with Y08, Y13 and YG23. I ended up separating the flowers from the leaves, then paper pieced them together at the base of the cross. This made the other daffodils sort of fade into the background, so I stamped two more clusters of daffodils and trimmed off just the flowers. I outlined the leaves with a fine line black pen. I was quite pleased with the results. I’m entering this in the following challenges:
The challenge at Just Add Ink is to include something that begins with the letter E. An Easter card seemed the obvious way to get in that E. I started with a piece of Lemon Drop CS and using the Sunburst Stencil, I sponged on Sweet Mango ink. Next I placed my panel in my MISTI (without the mousepad) and stamped “The Old Rugged Cross” background stamp in Warm Glow ink for a very subtle background. On a piece of White CS I stamped the cross from Easter Wishes in Warm Cocoa ink and colored with Copics: E23 and E25. The drape was colored with BV00 and BV01, then I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian. I stamped the Easter Lilies in Obsidian and colored with YG01, YG03, C00 and C01, the fussy cut the cross and the flowers. The lilies were a bit of a challenge to cut, but I wanted something at the base of the cross.
The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is to use Autumn colors. (Nuts – I was too late). I used a stencil called Welcome Fall by Echo Park, sponged with Distress Oxides – Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Squeezed Lemonade. The large maple leaf is a retired die by Spellbinders sponged with the same Distress Oxides plus Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door. The small leaves with matching die and sentiment are from Beautiful Autumn by Sunny Studio. The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Rusty Hinge. I’m also entering this the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Simon’s Work It Wednesday.