Hello fellow crafters! Today is a very special day: It’s my first contribution as a member of the Make the Day Special Stamp Store Design Team!
Allow me a paragraph of breathless excitement: MtDS Stamp Store is one of my three favorite European stores because Tara stocks brands you just can’t get easily here, and her customer service is above and beyond the cut. Also: Have you see who else is on the Design Team?? Holy smokes, that’s some exclusive company I’m finding myself in. No pressure 😉
For today’s card I wanted something bright and cheerful. Also, I haven’t played with my Newton’s Nook stamps nearly enough, so they had to be thrown in the mix.
I started by coloring the super cute cat with my Copics. My own car is black, but that’s impossible to color because of highlights and shadows (don’t ask how frustrating it is to take pictures of her … it’s a big blob of black fur).
I added clear Wink Of Stella brush to the balloon to give it some sparkle. It’s also easy to fuzzy cut these stamps; if you leave a white border, it goes rather fast.
The background was also a lot of fun. Using the Landscape Trio dies by Mama Elephant, I created my own clouds. I’m a sucker for stitched borders, can you tell? 😉 Some careful sponging with Distress Ink and voila – sky!
As a sentiment, I picked one of the beautiful saying from Altenew. I wanted it to dangle from the cat’s balloon, but it was too big. Don’t worry, I didn’t turn Jennifer McGuire on the stamp (cut it apart), I simply masked off the part I didn’t need with a post it. The Wplus9 Timeless Tags 2 fit perfectly here. Some Judikins Iridescent embossing powder on top of the Versafine pigment ink and – sparkle!
The other half of the sentiment was stamped inside of the card. I thought that would be fun for the recipient: super funny card front and a very encouraging sentiment once opened up.
I mounted the little cat with foam squares to add dimension, fiddled a really long time with the twine to make it look good and spent ages to “properly” sprinkle my Pretty Pink Posh sequins across the card.
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