Danielle Lounds created this card last fall and I just adore it. I thought it would be good to post in spring when the weather warms up. Her blog, Fat Cat Stamper, has a lot of great ideas. Go check it out!
First of all, the Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things are also some of my favorites. This one is called Aim High. Then Danielle did some paper piecing (another of my favorite techniques), not only on the dress and the kite, but also popped them up. Take a look at this close up:
All that attention to detail really pays off on this card, from the color scheme, to the rounded corners and the coordinating pearls.
The clouds are made with a cloud template and then sponge ink over the edges of the template, kind of like you would use a stencil. Then just move the template and sponge more ink. It really is easy and gives a card such great texture without 3D texture.
The rest of the girl and background were colored in with Copic markers. How adorable!
I hope this has inspired you to try some of these techniques!
Have a wonderfully creative day!
- Pure Innocence Aim High (MFT Stamps $9.00)
- White Bulk Cardstock Pack – 25 Sheets – 8.5 x 11 (Bazzill $2.85)
- Gray – 12 x 12 Cardstock – Dimpled Texture Prismatics (Bazzill $.60)
- Choice Snow White – 20 sheets – 8 1/2″ x 11″ (Taylored Expressions $4.50)
- Patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye)
- Tuxedo Black – Memento (Tuskineko $5.29)
- Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger $4.99)
- Copic markers
- Pearls (Queen & Co $1.29)
- Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics (My Favorite Things $8.95)
- Clouds Border Die (Taylored Expressions #TE46 13.95)
Accessories not shown:
- foam dimensionals
- vintage seam binding
- heavy duty white thread and sewing machine