Sunshine Card using Honey Bee Stamps by Alison

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Hi it’s Alison and I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful hot weather. I’m feeling a little nostalgic and wanting some rain so I chose to use the seasonal sweeties stamp set for this post.
To create this card I first took a piece of Bristol Smooth Card that was 6.75 inches square and created a watercolour background by spraying it with water, then using a wet paintbrush I added mermaid lagoon distress oxide reinker. I allowed the ink to move in the water. I also tipped it to get some runs. I then left this to dry overnight.
To add detail to the background I used Avery Elle’s Indigo stamp set and some of the small icons from the Seasonal Sweeties set. I used the listed Catherine Pooler inks to do this. I used my stamping platform for the larger stamps and an acrylic block for the smaller ones.
On a seperate piece of Bristol Smooth Card I stamped my chosen image and sentiment using Catherine Pooler midnight ink. I coloured the image using the listed prismacolour pencils with a blending solution and blending stubs. I then fussy cut out the image using my mini snips. I used a rectangular stitched die to cut out the sentiment and then using a sponge dauber I brushed juniper mist ink around the edge.
Next I mat an 8 inch square card with a 7.5 inch square piece of dark blue card from tonic and then added my created background. Sticking both pieces with tombow mono glue. I then stuck the image and sentiment to the background using foam pads. I used a waterbrush and a zig clean colour marker in grey to add a shadow under my image. Finally I added some flat back white pearls to embellish the card.
Honey Bee Stamps –Seasonal Sweeties Stamp Set
Avery Elle – Indigo Stamp Set
Strathmore Bristol Smooth
American Crafts – Dark Blue
8 inch square card blank
flatback, self-adhesive white pearls
Prismacolour pencils – PC939 peach, PC927 light peach, PC901 indigo blue, PC906 Copenhagen blue, PC944 terracotta, PC948 sepia, PC1072 50% French grey, PC935 black, PC903 true blue, PC904 light cerulean blue, PC1027 peacock blue, PC943 burnt ochre, PC937 Tuscan red, PC917 sunset yellow, PC 915 lemon yellow, PC916 canary yellow
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam pads
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Mini Snips
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

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