Hello, everyone! There is a brand new sketch challenge up at Can you Case It? along with some brilliant cards from the other design team members! I am so lucky to be a part of such a wonderfully talented group!
I had a little more difficulty with this sketch… I made 4 or 5 “half cards” that I didn’t finish because they weren’t turning out. So I went back to the forever reliable Crazy Birds stamp set and made this one. I really love how it ended up and finally felt satisfied using the sketch!
Summer is almost over so I wanted to use some bright and cheerful colors to hold on to summer as long as possible. I started by ink blending with orange and yellow inks on the left hand side to make an ombre column. I used sticky notes as a mask to make sure I got a clean and crisp line. Then I ink blended some more onto a scratch piece of paper and used an Essentials by Ellen word die to create the ombre’d “Hello” to serve as the sentiment. Next. I cut out a banner from plain white card stock and stamped some Crazy Birds all over it. I watercolored them with my Clean Color markers and popped the banner up on the card. As a finishing touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella over the word die cut and the beaks of the birds.
Now make sure you head over to CanYouCaseIt.com for more inspiration and join in on the fun!
White card stock- Recollections
Ombre Ink Pads- Let’s Color
Ink Blending Tool- Ranger
Brushstroke Hello- Essentials by Ellen
Crazy Birds- Tim Holtz
Onyx Black Pigment Ink- Versafine
Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Zig
Wink of Stella- Zig
3D Foam Dots- EK Success