Hi Crafty Friends,
Since we are in the middle of summer, what better way to celebrate than have a picnic with My Favorite Things and Stacey Yacula’s Picnic Pals. This is an adorable set of cutie-patootie critters, all in Stacey’s charming style.
As you might have guessed, I started by stamping all the elements from the Picnic Pals stamp set with Copic friendly Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium ink onto Neenah 80lb. Then, got started coloring them with Copic markers. Here is a guide to the colors used.
Once the coloring was done, using the matching die set, I cut out the pieces and set them aside.
Next, I created a white card base from Neenah 110lb, white card stock and also a little smaller panel. With the smaller panel, I treated it with anti-static powder and then inked up the All Lined Up background from My Favorite Things with Versamark ink and stamped it over the panel. I then sprinkled white embossing powder and heat embossed it. With the pattern embossed, I randomly blended Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold, rubbing off any excess ink on the embossed pattern. With the panel complete, it was adhered to the card base.
Now on to the ‘scene’ layer. With a Neenah 100lb. white panel and a stencil brush, I brushed on a light layer of Mowed Lawn distress ink up to a horizon line. Above the horizon line, I created a sky by brushing on a very, very light layer of Wild Honey distress ink, then brushed on a little Worn Lipstick distress ink. This panel was centered and adhered on top. The picnic blanket was positioned and the critters and picnic items were added with bits of foam tape.
At this point, the card was nearly done but something was missing. So, I added a skinny white frame using the My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Frames die set and added the tree and shrub. I also stamped and colored a chick and a few clouds from the Purple Onion Designs collection, then attached them to the scene.
The final few touches were to add a few butterflies (from the Purrfect Friends stamp set) and the sentiment. With a few green Copic markers, I defined the ‘grass line’ and added a few short strokes of green marker to show tufts of grass.
My final, final touch was to add IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher on the watermelon and slices for a bit of shine and depth.
Horray! The card is done. ♥