Welcome to the last day of June, and for those in the U.S., the week of 4th of July celebrations. Today I am sharing a card made with a brand new Die~Namites Die. I thought I would try something a little different this time; I impressed my image into my paper instead of die cutting it out. This allowed me to treat the die as both a die and a stamp.
I fell in love with the color combo at Colour Q and thought it would perfect for the week of July 4th. These colors remind me of summers gone by. My mother always planted geraniums and that is what these flowers remind me of. Add to that gingham, cool summer blues, and scallops, and my mind thinks of my childhood.
The sketch at Freshly made Sketches is really versatile; I had no trouble incorporating my impressed die image into the sketch~
I used the new Flowers and Leaves Die from Die~Namites. To impress the die cut onto cs, place the cs onto a rubber mat, then place the die, cutting edge down, on top of the paper. This was then sandwiched between cutting plates and run through the Big Shot. I them trimmed my image down to size and used the 'outside the box' technique, fussy cutting around some of the leaves.
Once I had my image, I colored the leaves with Copic Markes, E40 through E44. The flower heads were die cut out of Real Red cardstock and pieced onto the impressed flower heads. A second red flower head, as well as smaller pink flower centers, were die cut out and layered onto the flowers. The flower centers are made with one of my all time fave SU colors, Blush Blossom and embellished with pearls and glitter. The Paper Players Challenge this week is Tic Tac Toe- I choose my tic tac toe elements to be- any shade of pink (blush blossom), pearls, and embossing.
The background image was made with the faux watercoloring technique. I inked both Bashful Blue and Island Indigo onto my gingham stamp and then spritzed the stamp with water before stamping to give it that faux watercolor look.
I am also entering this in Simon Says Stamp W is for White Monday Challenge, as I transformed white CS into a watercolored background and white cardstock into an embossed image.
That's it for me today! Hope your week is full of red, white, and blue (for my U.S. friends!).
Lee Ann :)
Stamps- Our Daily Bread Designs Gingham background, sentiment is Our Craft Lounge
Paper- Neenah Solar White, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, vellum
Ink- Bashful Blue, Island Indigo
Other- Die~Namites Flowers and Leaves Die, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Scallop Edge die, SU button, Martha Stewart Chunky Glitter, Corner Chomper, pearls, Hemptique twine