Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with another card made with the brand new release from Sweet November Stamps. This time I used the Forest Abode stamp set, which is a 4×8″ set that comes with the tree house I’ve used here, a sentiment and another smaller tree house. The one I’ve used is sized perfectly to fit the front of an A2 card, the smaller one is perfect as a backdrop behind the fairies and other cuties from the release.
I colored the scene in using Copics. A couple of my browns went sticky during my coloring, and refilling them (which usually does the trick, markers tend to go sticky when they’re low on ink) didn’t work, so I replaced the nibs and they’re behaving a little bit better now.
Confession time: I actually had to color this whole panel a second time. In the process of cutting down the kraft cardstock I used for my frame from a lettersize piece to something that would fit in my die cutting machine, I accidentally placed my finished, colored piece behind the kraft cardstock I was cutting. I realized what I’d done as soon as it happened, but by then it was too late. I had a cut going down the center of my panel and one going straight left from the center. I hadn’t cut through (I did cut through the cardstock that was on on top that I meant to cut through), but I had two very visible cut lines on my colored piece. I’ve done some weird things in my craft room, but have never made this particular kind of a blunder before. Can I blame Covid-19? I tested positive two days before this happened, and I think it’s made my brain foggy. Anyway, long story short, I had to recolor my image.
Using Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink, I die cut the largest of the Wood frame infinity dies from Hero Arts and put two additional layers behind it for dimension. The die actually cuts a frame that is slightly larger than the size of an A2 card, so I created a custom sized card to fit the frame. I glued the frame to my scene, stamped a sentiment from the Småtekster stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS onto Cornflower cardstock from My Favorite Things and heat embossed it in white, before using a die from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set from My Favorite Things to turn it into a nice strip with a flag end. I adhered it to the frame and added 3 sequins from the White Orchid sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards to finish.
Very simple color palette. Since I had to color it twice I’m glad it wasn’t more involved 🙂