For today’s card, I cased the card created by Nichol using the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Spice set with the coordinating dies. While Nichol did stamp masking, I decided to used the dies and cut out my images.
The first step was creating the brick background. I masked off the bottom of the card then used the Tim Holtz’s Brick stencil with some Pumice Stone distress ink and a round sponge applicator.
Then I removed the mask and placed it above on the brick where I wanted the sidewalk to start. I used Hickory Smoke Distress ink and a round sponge applicator to create the sidewalk. It takes a while to blend the ink onto the paper (I used Neehah Solar White paper) and get that blended look. I added some grass to the background.
I stamped all the images onto a piece of Neehah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used Copic markers to color the images.
(Quick tip that I have started is that notes on stamps like Copic colors, I have added sticky notes inside my stamp pockets for future reference)
The Copic colors I used are as follows:
SideWalk shadows: W5, W9
Grass: YG95, YG99
Pumpkin: YR15, YR14, YR27, E55, E57 (E for the stem)
Yellow Leaf: YR32, YR23, YR24
Red Leaf, Red Scarf: R37, R56, R89
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E50, E55, E57
Shirt: B91, B97. Skirt and Shoes: B97, B99
Coffee Cup She is holding: W00, W1, W5, W9, YR31, YR23, YR24
Cup/Mug E50, E55, E57, YR15, YR14, YR27, YR31, YR23, YR24
Once I had the coloring completed, I cut out the images with the coordinating dies. I also cut down the background panel using the SSS Wonky Rectangles. I arranged the images on the panel popping up the girl and one of the coffee mugs. I stamped the greeting to the right of the girl along with the heart stamp.
I added some shading on the sidewalk and glossy accents to the glasses and the heart. I tried my hand at adding some highlights and need to practice more. 🙂 I matted the panel to a standard card base and called it good.
That will do it for today. Have a great one!