GOOD MORNING FRIENDS (and happy Monday!) I’ve been on a roll recently creating cards. The reality is that I should be designing cards for upcoming classes — which I really AM doing! — but I like to intersperse my classwork with stamp sets and paper that are beckoning from my stash.
I was inspired by this card sketch from Sweet Sunday and in particular, the card by Lori Tecler of Inking Aloud because of the clean lines. I also recently purchased both the Newton’s Kitchen stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs and the Ingredient 8 x 8 paper pad by Authentique (affiliate link). So in the end, I had plenty of fun options for designing a cooking / kitchen themed card.
Since I had a card sketch to work with, I went ahead and planned out the paper selection first so that I would have a color scheme for my Copic coloring. I like using the smaller pads because the patterns are scaled down for card making and a busy pattern won’t overpower a simple stamp in the way that the same pattern would scaled to 12 x 12 paper. I had a scrap piece of vellum that I die cut into a circle to put behind the stamped image to help tone down the colors and pattern in the card design. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine and immediately covered it with clear embossing powder to add a little shine.
With the card design out of the way, all that was left to do was the coloring and fussy cutting (with my Scan and Cut!). Here’s the finished card.
Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!
Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover 100#; Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# in School House and Midnight; Ingredient 8 x 8 paper pad by Authentique
Stamps: Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Banner 1 by Paper Roses; Standards Circles Large by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: C0, C1, C2 (cat); BG0000, B0000, B000 (coat & hat); R35, R37, R59 (towel & tie); Y11, Y15, Y26, E27 (dish)