I participated in a Zoom class on Saturday and there were three challenges during the event. The first challenge was to use the colours pink, aqua, yellow, and green and you could use white or black as neutrals.
Here is my card:
I've been itching to use my new Beautiful Moments stamp set since it arrived, so this was a perfect opportunity to get inky. I decided to create a scene where the mother and daughter were walking along the beach.
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Moments, By the Dock
Dies: Basic Borders - Stitched Cloud die
Punches: Scalloped Circle
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green inks and Stampin' Blends, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cardstock: Basic White, Coastal Cabana
Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
Layers: Basic White 5 1/4" x 4", Coastal Cabana 5 1/4" x 4", Basic White for the images 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Beautiful Moments 11 piece cling stamp set. The line art makes it easy to apply watercolour techniques or blending.
I created a scene by stamping the Mother and Daughter walking along the beach in Momento Black ink. I coloured in their clothes with Stampin' Blends. After I was finished colouring I wanted to add the background and so I re stamped the image on masking paper, covered the images and began blending.
I used a blending brush to create the sky and to get the cloud effect I punched out a scallop circle and used it to blend around. I also masked in an 3/4" circle for the sun, which was later coloured in with So Saffron ink.
For the greenery at the base of the card I used a stamp from the recently retired By the Dock set that gives a great ground effect. I stamped the image with Momento black ink and staggered it to give the appearance of sand with grass clumps. I blended Granny Apple Green and Old Olive inks across this area of the card.
I also wanted to experiment with my new Basic Borders dies. Oh my they're so easy to use and give such a beautiful edge. Essentially I just fitted the cloud die on an angle across the top of the design layer and ran it through my Cut N' Emboss machine and then repeated this with the Coastal Cabana layer.
|This is what the six dies look like.|
|This image of the Basic Border Dies shows what the die cut looks like after the card stock has been run through the die cutting machine.|
These Basic Border dies can be used as a single border, or paired together to create the perfect finish on your project. There are 6 dies in the package and the largest measures Largest die: 6" x 1" (15.2 x 2.5cm). Use a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to cut your die images.
I hope you liked my project. If you have any questions please contact me, I'd be happy to provide more details.
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