There's a lot of craziness in my life right now. We are dealing with a whole series of issues with the house and seem to be in a perpetual construction zone. At times like this, I want to burrow in and hide. Since that's not an option, I go to my happy place and color. The Beautiful Moments stamp set, with it's lovely lined images, is just perfect for coloring.
This card begins with a panel of Fresh Freesia cardstock placed at the center of the Silicone Mat. The polka dot template from the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks was placed over the cardstock and Silicone Mat. Repositionable tape was used to anchor the template, ensuring that the tape does not cover the cardstock. White Embossing Paste was spread over the cardstock using a palette knife so that the entire surface of the cardstock is covered with embossing paste. Close the lid tightly on the embossing paste jar as once the embossing paste is exposed to air it begins to dry. It is important to work quickly and to avoid leaving dips inside the template holes or peaks over the template holes. Carefully remove the template as quickly as possible and take the template, palette knife and silicone mat to the sink and rinse them to remove any residual embossing paste. Note that any embossing paste allowed to dry on any one of these items will not be able to be removed once the embossing paste dries and that's pretty much immediately. The embossing paste on the cardstock will be completely dry in about 30 minutes.
A panel of Thick Basic White cardstock stamped with the two girls with pails image near the bottom of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image was re-inked and stamped a second time on a Post-It Note with the bottom edge of the image over the repositionable adhesive on the back of the Post-It Note. The image on the Post-It Note was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the top of the image stamped on the panel. The horizon line image was stamped across the panel (including the Post-It Note mask). Note that the image won't completely cross the panel from the right to the left side. The horizon line image was re-inked and used to complete the horizon line. Post-It Notes were adhered immediately below the horizon line.
A piece of scrap paper was torn in an uneven line. A Blending Brush and Pool Party ink was used with the torn edge of the scrap paper to create a sky. The process was repeated using Balmy Blue ink. The Post-It Notes were removed along the horizon line and moved to the opposite side of the line. A Blending Brush and Sahara Sand ink was used with the torn edge of paper to create the sandy ground. The process was repeated using Crumb Cake ink. The Post-It Notes along the horizon line were removed and the clumps of weeds were stamped to the right and left of the girls using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The birds image were stamped just to the left of the taller girl's head using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The left side of the birds image was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped to the right of the smaller girl's shoulder.
The Post-It Note covering the little girls was removed and the images colored using Stampin' Blends Markers:
- Tall Girl: Light & Dark Fresh Freesia for the dress, Bronze for the hair, Dark Pumpkin Pie for the pail, Ivory and Petal Pink for the arms, legs, and face
- Short Girl: Light & Dark Just Jade for the dress, Dark So Saffron for the hair, Dark Polished Pink for the pail, Ivory and Petal Pink for the arms, legs, and face
- Weeds: Dark Old Olive
- Ground lines under the girls' feet: Dark Crumb Cake
The "Collect Beautiful Moments" greeting was stamped on strip of Basic White cardstock using Just Jade ink. The left end of the strip was punched with the rounded end slot of the Treasured Tags Pick A Punch. The strip was adhered near the top of the panel with the right end of the strip flush with the right side of the panel and the top of the strip 1/8" below the top edge of the panel. The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Just Jade cardstock.
The Fresh Freesia panel with embossing paste polka dots was matted with a slightly larger panel of Just Jade cardstock. A piece of Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the left side of the panels. The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-3/4" above the bottom edge of the Fresh Freesia panel. The panels were adhered at the center of the Thick Basic White card front.
The little girls panel was adhered at the lower right corner of the Fresh Freesia panel using Mini Glue Dots. The bottom and right edges of the Just Jade mat of the little girls panel is 1/8" from the right and bottom edges of the Fresh Freesia panel.
A narrow strip of Just Jade cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Fresh Freesia patterned paper from the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack. The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the inside sentiment area of the Thick Basic White card base with the right, left, and bottom edges of the strips flush with the right, left, and bottom edges of the card base.
A piece of Fresh Freesia patterned paper from the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope. Paper Snips were used to trim the excess paper away using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.
I have another colored panel to share with you using an image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set. I just need to figure out the best way to display it on a card front. I hope you'll return in a couple of days to see it!
Basic White: 3/4" x 2-1/2"; Thick Basic White: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"; Fresh Freesia: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Just Jade: 4" x 5-1/4", 3" x 4", 3/8" x 4-1/4"; 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper: 1" x 4-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon: 18"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Beautiful Moments; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Just Jade, Pool Party, Sahara Sand; Stampin' Blends Markers: Ivory, Bronze, Dark Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Fresh Freesia, Light & Dark Just Jade, Dark Old Olive, Light Petal Pink, Dark Polished Pink, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark So Saffron; Cardstock: Basic White, Thick Basic White, Fresh Freesia; Designer Series Paper: 2021-2023 In Color; Embellishments: Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon; Tools: Treasured Tags Pick A Punch, Blending Brushes, Basic Patterns Decorative Masks, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Silicone Mat; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Mini Glue Dots; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!: Repositionable Tape, Scrap Paper, Post-It Notes