Welcome back to my blog for Day 2 of the Wild and Wonderful release blog hop!
I think my favorite part of this new release are the delicious new ink colors. I feel like these two colors really rounded out some of the rainbow color scheme palettes. When you include Be Mine and All That Jazz--it's a beautiful combination, y'all!!
You can drool over the entire release here.
Let's get to the cards!
The first card incorporates the new ink colors that you'll want to start blending IMMEDIATELY when you receive them! You can use one of the new background stamps and the new ink colors (along with some classics already released) for some awesome emboss resist effects, which I used on this card before trimming that piece down slightly and gluing it on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. I also used a black marker to color the edges of the card base to make it look like it was black cardstock. I also incorporated some of the floral images and sentiments from the Focus on the Good stamp and die set.
I shaded those florals with shades of cool gray copic markers and also stamped the sentiment on to a smaller die cut panel. I mounted the smaller sentiment panel with a piece of craft foam and then tucked some of the images underneath the panel and then adhered some to the top as well. Breaking up the images this way helped tie it all together and give visual interest to the card.
Stamps and coordinating dies: Focus on the Good, BFF Background
Other Dies: Postage Stamp (January Stamp of Approval Release)
Inks: Party Dress, Limoncello, All That Jazz, Grape Crush
Miscellaneous: Cool Gray Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Tombow Dual Brush Pen in Black
My next card was a little bit out of my comfort zone to make, but I was excited to see how it turned out!
I stamped out some of the images from the Wonderful Wildflowers stamp set and then used the matching dies to cut them out. These images are so fun to color and you can use any coloring medium to get great results! I chose my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.
I cut and scored a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base from the Sand Dunes cardstock collection. I then tore up some pieces of patterned paper from the Black Tie Gala patterned paper collection and glued them on to a piece of vellum cardstock. I pulled up the edges just to make them pop off the card a bit more.
I then glued my floral images on to the card, arranging them in a bouquet fashion. Some I mounted with foam tape and others I glued flat to the card.
I then stamped a sentiment on to a white cardstock strip and glued it on to the card to finish things off.
Stamps and Coordinating Dies: Wonderful Wildflowers
Miscellaneous: Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
It's Day 2 of the Release Blog Hop!
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2. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
4. Jen Carter
7. Susan Powell
Thanks for stopping by today, and happy hopping!