Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy Together

Hello, friends and welcome back!  I'm sharing a card made for three challenges - Just Us Girls (my 2nd entry this week), Inkspirational Challenges and the current Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, where Karen has chosen Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana. I also used colors similar to Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow, both considered "neutrals" by Stampin' Up and allowed by the color challenge. 

Pondering what to use as something in my home, I remembered one of my favorite stamps from Penny Black with a row of cactus and succulents.  Since we do have plants, including a large succulent, I thought this would work perfectly.

The image was stamped on a panel of white and colored with Copic markers.  I began with a light shade of the grape color, filling in the background, then using a piece of gauze soaked with Copic colorless blender to add some texture to the background.  Once that dried, I colored the rest of the images in the challenge colors along with navy, mossy green and a gray for the "table" the plants are sitting on.

With the coloring complete I used one of the A7 rectangle dies from Waffle Flower to create a long and thin panel, matted it on a slightly larger piece of Gorgeous Grape and added it to the white card base with foam tape. The base ended up being 4 x 6" which I can mail in a 5 x 7" envelope or make a custom one. 

The sentiment was die cut three times from the grape card stock as well and glued together for some layered dimension.  The sentiment doesn't come with a shadow die, but since it's a solid, I was able to trace around the outside and fussy cut to create my own shadow.  This was adhered to the main panel then a tiny green heart added for the final touch.

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!  I hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy and enjoy the upcoming weekend!


Stamps:  Happy Together (Penny Black)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Gorgeous Grape (SU)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam
Other:  A7 Rectangle dies (WF), Bold Hello die (Simon Says Stamp), Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Sprinkles
Copics:  BG72, 32, 11, 10, YG67, 17, 25, 23, V17, 15, 12, B39, 37, 34, G99, 94, 82, T4,2,0


Nancy said...

So gorgeous Stef! I love your coloring and that you paired the greenery with purple! Stunning Job! The way you made the background and grounded the pots is perfect! Thanks for playing along again at Just Us Girls.

Karen Barber said...

This is one jaw dropping, heart stopping, foot stomping, eye popping, over the top gorgeous, spectacular, fantastic and fabulous card!!!!!

Shauna said...

This is so pretty! I love your cute potted plants and your use of ink in the background is such a great effect. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna