Hi everyone, today I have a fun and bright card for you all that I found on my computer but have never published! I created this card for when my sister in law and her daughter were moving house a while ago.
I started this card by choosing my card base: I used a rectangle crème coloured card base because that colour is closest to the Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper that I will use later on. Next I decided on the sizes of the mats that I wanted to use on this card: I used dies from two different sets of Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die sets (one normal and one stitched die set) and picked my preferred sizes. I decided on only using two mats and having a fairly large area between the two sizes.
Then I stamped two stamps from the Stamping Bella “Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House“ stamp set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and using my MISTI and clear heat embossing afterwards (making sure that both stamps are close enough together for the mat size that I want). Then I die cut around the image and the sentiment using the smaller stitched die of my choice. I did the stamping before the die cutting because these stamps are rubber, not clear, so it’s a little harder to get them straight and by die cutting afterwards I can make sure that at least the sentiment is straight on my card.
Next I started the fun part of this card and that’s the colouring part: I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my Pentel Aquabrush. I used the following colours: Pink, Dark Pink, Light Gray, Mid Brown, May Green, Light Blue and Haze Blue. While the colouring was drying I looked for some matching patterned paper and I found this paper with pink and white flowers in my stash that was perfect for this card. I die cut a mat from this patterned paper with the larger die that I choose earlier on.
And then it’s already time to put this card together: I adhered the mats together using liquid glue and then adhered the combined mats to the card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. For my embellishments I used a wooden element that in my eyes looks like a snail (but I’m curious what you see in it, if it’s not a snail.....) and some Pretty Pink Posh “Sparkling Clear“ sequins in different sizes and adhered them with Ranger Medium Matte.
This is such a fun stamp to colour, I’m glad my sister in law moved house so I had a good reason to buy it (I told my boyfriend that I “needed“ this stamp and he just laughed, I didn’t get that ;-) )! I hope you enjoyed this card and I wish you a creative day!