Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards

You Are Everything Wonderful

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a lovely day!

Today I’m sharing a card, and a video clip, that I posted over on Instagram the other day.  It features a beautiful floral digital image by Alex Syberia.  I’ve never used a digi stamp before but you can bet I will again given all of the gorgeous florals Alex has in her Etsy shop!

I started by printing her Huge Dot Peony image onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  I used a basic HP Officejet printer to print, with HP black ink and I didn’t have any issues with smudging when I colored with Copics.

I started with YR0000 and added some quick shading to the petals.  Then I jumped to YR65 and anded some darer shading along the inside and outside edges of the petals.  I blended that shading out a bit with YR61, and then again with YR01.  I decided that I want to add some even darker shading along the inside of the petals so I added just a smidge of E97 and blended that out a bit with YR65.

For the leaves, I only added a bit of shading to the non-dotted (is that a word?!) halves using W3 and W1.  Then I used my Brother ScanNCut2 to cut out the image.

For the background I started with an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White onto which I stamped a sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Greetings Mix 1 stamp set.  Then, using a black Copic 0.03 Multiliner pen and a My Sweet Petunia Cut Align ruler, I drew in a fine frame.

To assemble the card I adhered the flower with foam tape and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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You, yes YOU, are everything wonderful! Here's a clean and simple card using a gorgeous digital stamp from @alexsyberia and a sentiment from the new Simon Says Stamp Greetings Mix 1 stamp set. In this clip I also show my favorite way to use the Cut Align ruler from @my_sweet_petunia. Be sure to check out Alex's beautiful designs over in her Etsy shop! ☀️💛 ・・・ #alexsyberiadesign #simonsaysstamp #copic #copiccoloring #mysweetpetunia #cutalign #mististampingtool #handmadecards #papercraft #papercrafting #cardmaker #cardmakinghobby #cardmaking #diycards #cardmakersofinstagram #cardmakingideas #greetingcards #cardmakingvideo #cardtutorial #videoclip #oddlysatisfying #kindnessmatters #spreadkindness

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