Hi there, happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. Mine’s rolling right along and about to pick up speed, so I’m just trying to hold on until Friday evening when I can breathe easy again. In the meantime…
Today’s card features the Mondo Sakura stamp set from Essentials by Ellen at Ellen Hutson. It’s designed by Julie Ebersole whose designs are some of my favorites.
I started by stamping the large flower spray in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock. Then I got out some blue-violet Copics and started coloring. I used BV01, BV02, BV04, and BV08 for the flowers, and G20, G24, and G28 for the leaves. Then I used W1 and W3 to add a drop-shadow around the outside the edges of the flowers. This was my first time adding a drop-shadow around florals and while I was hesitant to do it, I’m happy with the results. It’s a bit darker in real life so I’m glad I didn’t go any darker than W3.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. In hindsight, I should have stamped the words separately so that I could have gotten tighter spacing between the two words but it was too late to turn back.
I decided to add some splatter to the background so to protect the flower image, I created a mask. I stamped the image onto a piece of Avery Removable ID Label (6465). This giant 8.5″ x 11″ removable label comes in a pack of 25 and can be found on Amazon for $10-15 a pack.
I used a Brother ScanNCut2 to cut out the mask and then I placed it over my colored flower image. For the splatter, I smooshed some Dusty Concord Distress Ink onto my work surface, added some water, and then used a small Round 4 paint brush to splatter dots onto my card.
To finish, I used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add details to the stamen and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
Thanks so much for coming by!