Welcome back! I've had some fun coloring one of the lovely floral scenes from the Inside the Lines designer series paper that is available for free from Stampin' Up! with a purchase of $50 or more. I experimented with my new Prismacolor Colored Pencils and had a great time putting the colors together. I've also used one of the fabulous Handlettered Greetings dies from Simon Says Stamp that I purchased last month but had not had the chance to use until now. Love all the dies in the set and I'm sure I'll be using them frequently.
I was very nervous about using my colored pencils - I acquired a couple of "how to" books about the proper way to color and shade, which seemed a bit intimidating, and I found myself afraid of doing things the "wrong way". So I decided to just trust my instincts and jump in with both feet, and I'm happy with how the coloring turned out. ;-)
After the coloring was complete, I built the card using a very bright Crushed Cucumber base. It's not my favorite SU card stock but it looked great with the leaf colors and it's vibrancy really screams Spring. Next I added a panel of Rich Razzleberry cut with a Simon Says Stamp Wafer Stitched Rectangle die (also part of my new crafty stash!) and added the next layer with the colored dsp framed by a slightly larger piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. I also used Neenah Solar White to cut the sentiment die 3 times, then glued them together before adhering to the card. The final touches were a button (who uses those anymore, right?) and some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.
I'm entering this into a couple of challenges - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use a "New Something" and Stamp Ink Paper Card Maker's Challenge to use your favorite stamping products, which this new DSP, my Prismacolors and Handlettered Greetings die meets the criteria of both challenges! Please be sure to use the links below to visit the respective challenges and enjoy all the totally gorgeous inspiration.
SSS Wednesday Challenge - New Something
Stamp In Paper - SIP Card Makers Choice
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Paper: Neenah Solar White, Rich Razzleberry, Cucumber Crush, Inside the Lines dsp
Other: Wafer Stitched Rectangle and Handlettered Greeting Dies, SU Brights Button, White Baker's Twine, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Corner Rounder punch