Have you had a chance to play with any of the March Sets at Sweet N Sassy Stamps? They are so fun and they compliment each other so well to create adorable projects!
Today I am working with the the Garden Whimsy set and the Everyday Greetings set. I love the unique style of the critters in Garden Whimsy. They are super fun to color – you can really use your imagination. And the sentiment set is just what I have been looking for. They are perfect for any occasion, just thinking of you type cards.
My first card features the dragonfly and the Thanks sentiment. I never really have many of those in my stash so I am happy to have this one. I created the background with Distress Oxides and the new Puffy Clouds stencil. I added a lot of water so the cloud shapes are very subtle. (I have another panel that I created at the same time that is much clearer. You will likely see that soon.) My dragonfly is stamped on top of the background then colored with Polychromos pencils. I got out my color wheel and tried to use colors that aren’t my norm and I love the final look. I added the sentiment on the card front and didn’t do anything else.
My second card is actually part of a set. I did a swap with some of the team members at Sweet N Sassy and I decided to create cards for everyone. I laid down inks of blues and purple Distress Oxides onto my mat, added water then smooshed the card front through – this is a one layer made from watercolor paper and cut to a fun Bar 4 size of 3 1/2″x4 7/8″. Once the background dried, I inked the sentiment and the ladybug onto all of my cards. I inked the ladybug body onto copic friendly paper and colored them rich pinks and blues – they are so much fun! I fussy cut the body and glued them onto the inked image on my card front. Now it has antennae and I didn’t have to cut them out 🙂
These are so cute in real life – they make me smile out loud! I hope you are inspired to pay with colors today and have a blast doing it! AND…If you need anything from the new release…Sweet N Sassy is moving and they are having a sale so they don’t have to load it all up – Just use the Code MOVING… winner!!
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