Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fly away with me

Hello again my friends!  Summer sure has been flying by.  My daughter (a Sophomore this year!) started on August 3rd and my son (8th grade) started on August 22nd.  While I am somewhat sad that summer is coming to and end, I must say that autumn is my most favorite season.  And not just because my birthday is this month!  The fall colors, the crisp scents in the air, apples in plenty, new coffee flavors at Starbucks...just SO many things to look forward to!  Not to mention I'm a sucker for fall themed stamps!'s not fall yet so I have a bright, summer type card for you.

My Zig Clean Color markers have been feeling so much love lately that I thought I better bring out my Copics for awhile.  Let's just say I had to do some practicing as the techniques are quite a bit different with the different mediums.  They both look awesome!  After I colored the bunny, I went in with my colorless blender and added a bunch of dots.  I wanted to give her a little bit of a texture and loved how it looked!  For the balloon I used three different shades of blue and went over it a few times until I got the blend I liked.  After it dried I went over it with my Wink of Stella.  I sure do love sparkle!  I added a few white dots to the bird, some highlights on the bunny and the white dots on the balloon.  For the clouds I went around the inside with a very thin line of blue and blended it out with the colorless blender.  I colored the entire background with BG11 and BG10.

Then I was left with trying to figure out how to get a sentiment on the card!  I hate to cover anything up!  So I dug around and found the cloud die in the Skys the Limit die set.  I cut it out using vellum and lightly went around the edge with a blue copic.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Say it Big using platinum embossing powder.  We all know how hard it is to adhere vellum without it showing but I remembered I had some of that Kooltak clear foam tape.  I am in love!  I strategically placed it behind some of the bigger letters and it worked perfect!  You might be seeing a lot more vellum in the future!

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