"Sunny Day" was inspired by two challenges: a sketch challenge at Can You Case It? #86 and a color challenge at The Paper Players # 262.
On white cardstock, the flower bucket image was stamped. The tulips were colored with a So Saffron marker then clear embossed to resist the ink when sponging the leaves. The bucket was sponged and touched up with a marker. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the tulips and the image was fussy cut.
The sun was die cut from So Saffron cardstock and lightly sponged with Tangelo Twist. The ledge was die cut from DSP with a scallop border die. The stone wall was dry embossed and randomly sponged with Tangelo Twist and So Saffron.
The sky was sponged with Lost Lagoon ink on white cardstock, using a cloud die as a stencil. Everything was adhered to a card base of Lost Lagoon. The ledge, flower bucket and sun were all backed with craft foam and popped up for dimension. The inside of the card was lined with a piece of white cardstock and decorated with a scalloped strip of matching DSP.
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Techniques: Texture embossing, heat embossing, embossing resist, sponging, stamping, die cutting, coloring
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Flourishes April Showers (tulips), Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds (sentiment)
Inks: Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist, Stazon Black
Markers: Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron
DSP: Scrap from stash
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, sun, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio (used as stencil for clouds), Reverse Confetti (sun)
Misc.: Spellbinders EF, craft foam, Wink of Stella (clear), embossing powder (clear)