Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I Brake for Dancing Children!

Here in New Jersey we're enjoying warmer weather and the days are getting longer too, which makes me yearn for the arrival of spring. However, it's always good to appreciate every day, which inspired this card with the Mayday silhouette stamp (Rubber Romance) and the clock/sentiment from The Old and the New half sheet (Stampinback). Both stamps are available at I Brake for Stamps.

This card is a bit unusual for me as I've done absolutely NO coloring. However, I did make a scene and I love to make scenes (on cards - not drama queen scenes). I actually had to plan the scene to figure out where to place the elements and even with that, I had to wing it a little bit.

The first step was to stamp Mayday and the clock/sentiment from The Old and the New half sheet onto the plastic sheet of my Stamp-a-ma-jig (EK Success). The clock/sentiment was also stamped onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins) then fussy-cut.

The Stitched Scene Builder Edger dies (Frantic Stamper) were used to die-cut Eclipse Tape, which was adhered to a piece of White Pearl Shimmering cardstock (Crafter's Companion). Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, the clock/sentiment was stamped in position using Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger) then heatset.

The fussy-cut the clock/sentiment was adhered over its counterpart and Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, and Wild Honey Distress inks (Ranger) were sponged onto the cardstock to create the sky.

The Eclipse Tape mask over the the clock/sentiment was lifted and Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Wild Honey Distress inks were sponged over the the clock/sentiment sun. The sky portion of the card front was heat set.

The die-cut Stitched Scene Builder Edger die-cut Eclipse Tape was lifted, then the other part of the die-cut was positioned over the sky and sun so I could create the ground. Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn Distress inks were sponged over the Stitched Scene Builder Edger die-cut masks, The grassy ground was then heat set.

Mayday was stamped onto the card front using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the children. The impressions were touched up with a bit of Black Pitt Artist pens (Faber Castell).

The Flower Arch stencil (Imagination Crafts) was positioned along the top of the card front and Jet Black StazOn ink (Imagine Crafts) was sponged over the stencil. The stencil was lifted and the card front was edged with the StazOn ink. The piece was matted with black cardstock, adhered to a yellow card, and I called it done!

I will definitely be using this layout and technique again, perhaps with acrylics!

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  1. Your sponging makes an excellent background, very pretty!

  2. You have created a lovely scene and amazing sponging. Fun sentiment. Thanks for joining TO and thanks for leaving us a lovely comment on our main blog x