On this very rainy day (blech!) I thought I’d bring you a cheery spring card! I created this card from the adorable MFT stamp set Beautiful Day (please note I use links to wherever I purchased my sets from and I only purchase from where I can get the best deal. In the case of MFT your best bet is to purchase from their online store!) I also used the Die-Namics Dies that coordinate with this set to cut out the images after coloring them with my copics.
MFT has the cutest flower stamps, I really love the simple open designs for Copic coloring. The card base is from Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock, measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2. The pattern papers are from Lawn Fawn, from the Perfectly Plaid Spring and the Really Rainbow 6 x 6 pads.
I also used some of the Spearmint Cardstock
also from MFT. I love MFT’s cardstock, it is high quality and you get a great value with 25 sheets to a pack for only $6.99 and a zillion colors to choose from. No one else can compete with that in my opinion (sorry Gina K and even Lawn Fawn!) It is what is is 🙂
I cut a mat from the Spearmint cardstock measuring 4 x 5 1/8″. I then cut a piece from the Really Rainbow paper pad with lavender stripes at 3 3/4 x 5″ and matted that to the Spearmint piece. I cut a circle from the Spearmint cardstock using the 3rd down from the largest with the Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies and then I cut two more circles from papers from the Really Rainbox (the small rainbow stripes) and the Perfectly Plaid Spring (the plaid green) paper packs. For these I used the 4th from the largest circles. I wanted to create a little “hill” for my flowers so I used one of the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
from Lawn Fawn on the plaid green piece. I used the smallest “hill” but if I had to do it over again I would have used the middle hill instead. I then cut that piece to fit onto the lower portion of the other pattern paper circle to create my little scene. I adhered all 3 circles together to form the base for the focal image.
I laid everything out to see how I wanted my scene to look, this is a good way to see what works and what doesn’t!
Now for the super fun part – stamping and coloring! I stamped all the images onto some Neenah Solar White cardtstock using Jet Black Ink from Lawn Fawn (I love this ink!!!) I then used my Copics to color in the images. Here are the colors I used: Butterfly: B00, G00, BV00, BV02, BG23; Mushroom: C3, BG23, Blender; Flowers: BV00, BV02, V04, V12, Y06, Y00, YG03, YG11; and used here and there on the card and images: BG01, RV10, B24. My set of Ciao’s might have colors you don’t have if you have the Sketch markers, so just use whatever pastelly like colors you choose! I then cut all images out with the matching dies and set them aside to work on the sentiment.
For the sentiment I chose the “Sending You a Handmade Hug” image from the set. I used my EK Success Powder Tool on the bottom of the lavender mat under where I knew I wanted my focal image. I then stamped the image using Versa Mark Stamp Pad (clear) and sprinkled the stamped image with Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder (which if you’re wondering is AWESOME!) I then heat set it with my heat tool. I love how crisp and clean it looks!
I then adhered all my die cut images to the card and focal image and added some white dash lines and little dot details using a white gel pen.
Finally to finish the card I popped up my focal image with fun foam that I cut into a rough circle. I also added a little bit of Glossy accents here and there.
Here is another look at the finished card:
I can’t wait to send this to someone who needs a warm springtime hug! I hope you enjoyed today’s project, if you have any questions, comments, etc. I’d love to hear from you!
Enjoy your day!!!
Hugs, Beth 🙂