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Not that anyone is asking, but I haven't been blogging much this summer. Because, reasons. BUT I do still post pretty frequently to my Instagram. It's quicker and #hashtag #words. You feel me? I'd love for you to check me out there, if you are missing me here.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw this girl ALOT in June. I colored her with the Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and it took me daysssssss. I adore how she turned out, so worth the exhaustion I suffered.
Simon Says Stamps has a new release available today. I had the good fortune to play with some of the new products. I made a set of cards for a friend who has, like, 14 nieces and nephews...I stopped at 4 though. :)
Why yes, that is me using my favorite Sheena stamp set of ever...again (Wild Rose & Hibiscus from her Floral Fantasy range).
I can't get enough of this gorgeous, enormous hibiscus. I colored the blossom and leaf with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers from Crafter's Companion. I attempted a "no line" effect, not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
I added some texture to the card base with a Sheena Individual EZMount stamp, this one is Simply Scripty.
The sentiment is a new favorite, it is from the set a that comes with the latest issue of Crafter's Inspiration Magazine.
The faux wood background piece started off as plain cream cardstock. I added score marks every quarter inch using the Big Score and swiped several colors of Memento Dye inks directly to the paper. I just swiped from one short edge all the way down, flipped and swiped again. I did this with each color until I thought it looked like old planks. I used a mixture of warm browns, greens and grays.
Crafter's Companion Supplies:
Spectrum Aqua Markers (navy, gold, sea green, teal)
For today's card, I cut the Die'sire Create-A-Card A2 Card Size Die - With Love from freezer paper, ironed it onto some Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and airbrushed with the Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. It's so magical when you take off the freezer paper.
I added some pearls and a sentiment from Sentimentals, popped it up onto a card base and sighed. ;)