Hello everyone! Betsy today with another beautiful digital stamp set from the Summerlicious Release! This one is called Sending a Little Message and it is gorgeous! Let me show you how I made my card! As always I started out by composing the design in the computer. I use Word in my Mac for a program…nothing fancy. I took the one floral image and copy and pasted it at lease 7 times. I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with this! I finally decided on where I wanted my elements and sized them accordingly and flipped and tilted them. I ended up only using 4 of the floral images.
I print the image out onto copy paper and then place my designer paper over it and send it through the printer again. Works beautifully with 6 x 6 papers. I chose a yellow paper (and this one is quite desaturated) because green and red or pink both would look good with an underlay of yellow. This particular paper had an ombre effect. Once that was printed I die cut it with a pierced rectangle die.
I took a piece of the scrap designer paper and tested out some colors. Originally I chose only one green color combination. But I did add another and glazed over both color mixes.
I ended up glazing the smaller leaves with a blue and the larger leaves with one of the reds. I decided to go with red tones, knowing that the yellow underneath would alter the color somewhat.
I used the following Copic colors: YG11, YG63, YG67, YG23, YG06. Glaze on the smaller leaves was B02 and on the other leaves was R02. I moved onto the flowers. I used: R81, R83, R85, R35 and my blender for lightening the outer edges. The center were Y02, Y35, Y28. I decided to add a cast shadow so I used W2 for the first and wider shadow and W3 to darken right up against the flowers.
I mounted the panel flat to an A2 size card base made from some very cool green card stock. This really picked up the blue in the leaves. I added some coral sequins and my card was done!
This was such a lovely set to work with! See this set and the other set released in the Summerlicious Release!
Thank you so much for stopping by!