Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and I’ve got a fairly simple card to share with you today, featuring Mo Manning’s Cotton Candy. I wanted to try out the 120 lb cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my Copic coloring. They say you can make one layer cards with it, so that was my goal for today’s card. Plans don’t always go the way we want, and that definitely the case for me with this one. It has nothing to do with the cardstock, though, I was able to color without any bleed through, and was able to use it as my base. I did, however, put my image a little too close to the corner. What happened? Well, my printer decided to cut off her feet. I didn’t want my image to go to waste, so I decided to cheat a little and cover up her feet using a strip of patterned paper (it’s actually a digital Project Life paper that I printed on white cardstock). That meant I had to scrap my one layer idea, but I can do one layer another time.
I like plenty of white space on my cards, so I kept most of the card pretty simple. I colored my image with Copics, and I must admit, the colors blend very easily on this cardstock, maybe even too easily. It was kind of difficult to get any real contrast, even though I used some very dark and very light colors to get as much contrast as I could. I would also say that the colors look very different on this cardstock compared to the X-Press It blending card I normally use. The skin tones, in particular, look a lot more blue on this one – not really the look I was going for, I didn’t want her looking sick. I used a lot of E13, but it really doesn’t look that way. Just something to be aware of, I guess.
Since my plan to do a one layer card really didn’t work, I decided to go all out and add an embellishment cluster. I found patterned paper scraps in colors that coordinated well with my image and went to town. I also added a few pieces that I had left over on the inside.
There’s plenty of manufacturers represented in that tiny cluster. The patterned paper with the sentiment (“You’re the world’s best” in Norwegian, stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS) is from Melissa Frances, the yellow one below it is from Chatterbox, the light blue underneath that is from Inkido, and the pink one that you see a little bit of on either side of the banners is from American Crafts. Two of the banners are scraps from Pion Design, the pale pink is from Maja Design, and the one with the yellow stripes is the same digital Project Life paper that I used at the bottom. I’ve also used a brad from Kaisercraft, a yellow enamel dot from My Mind’s Eye and a pink enamel dot from Papirdesign, in addition to a small paper doily from Doodlebug Design. In other words – a real mishmash, but I think it kind of works. Oh, and I brought out my sewing machine for that stitching detail at the top.