I'm back today to share a few cards with you! Before I start though, I wanted to say I had a BLAST during the Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval release last week! It was great. Also, thanks sooo much for all of the lovely comments peeps. They mean the world to me!
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I've been dong loads of flowers lately, so it was fun to shake it up a bit. Plus, have you seen the My Favorite Things Mermazing Stamp Set folks? Seriously. Ah-dorable.
Alrighty folks, before I started any stamping, I made two things. Using one of the Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle Dies, I made a mask using Inkadinkado Stamp Masking Paper and I used the same die and made a stencil with Grafix Clear Craft Plastic. While I had the masking paper out, I made masks of my images as well.
With the Circle Stencil, I lightly traced a circle on 3 panels of Neenah White Cardstock. You could totally just use the Die and skip the stencil. Personally, I like using a stencil. I like using it because it's clear, I can lay it on my panel, move it around to figure out where I want it and I get a much better visual.
Using My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, I stamped all of the images that were going to be in front and outside of the circle onto each panel using my MISTI Stamping Tool.
When I had my the images that were going to be in the front stamped, I placed their masks on them, but then I placed the circle mask I made on each panel as well.
With that circle mask on, I stamped the solid coral images onto the panel with My Favorite Things Limeade Hybrid Ink then traced the outline of those with a Copic Multiliner. I knew I wanted too use he solid fish stamps, but I wanted to get my background done first. So, I colored my background, then stamped the fish in My Favorite Things Blue Yonder Hybrid Ink and removed all of the masks.
Since I was making three cards, I decided to use as many of the same Copic colors (you can see my color choices in the the thumbnail links below) as possible on all 3 panels.
When I had all of my coloring done, I placed my circle stencil back on the panels, but this time I used a Copic Multiliner. I totally skipped the embellies, but I did use a Sakura Stardust Gel Pen to add some dots here and there.
That's it! Easy peasy.
As always, I hope you enjoy my cards today and thanks so much for stopping by to see me today!
Until next time!