Hello there, crafty friends! The new Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful release is live and this month I got to play with the pretty new Lavender Garden stamp set. I like this large lavender bunch image which, when paired with the tool box or watering can image in the set, can fill up a card front nicely!
I started off by stamping the lavender bunch in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intens-ified Black ink onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80# cardstock. Then I used a little bit of Post-it Tape to mask off the left and right sides of the bunch, where the handle of the toolbox would eventually be stamped. I didn’t worry to much about being precise, I just masked along the leaf lines and then filled in the center with masking tape even though it meant that the part of the handle peeking out from behind the stems wouldn’t be stamped.
I positioned the toolbox stamp over the tape and then stamped in the same black ink. After removing the tape, I used a straight edge and a Copic multiliner pen to draw in the missing parts of the handle.
Next, I used Copic markers to color. For the lavender, I used B60, BV00, and V17 with a bit of RV32 for the tops of some of the flowers. For the leaves, I used YG61, and YG67, and for the toolbox I used E13 and E35.
When I finished coloring, I trimmed the panel down to about 4″ x 5.25″, with the stamped image just a bit to the left of center, and then created a sentiment by using Wow! Embossing Pad and Hero Arts white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment onto a strip of Hero Arts Pitch Black cardstock.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip, and then used more foam tape to adhere the card front to an A2-sized panel of Fog cardstock. And last, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
Thank you so much for coming by!