Hello! Happy Thursday to you! The week is coming to a close. What do you have planned for the weekend? Making cards? Organizing supplies? Spending time with your family? I plan on curling up with a book I started last night while watching my pup.
I hope not to have another day like yesterday! It started out with running the pups to their check up at the vet. I ran a few errands in between before getting a call that Andromeda had an accident while in the kennels at the vet. She was all yucky, but they washed her up as best they could and she had scrapped her nose on the kennel. I figured I would get her straight to the groomers and took her sister along too since they both needed a bath. Well, the perfume stuff they put on them was overwhelming! As it turns out, in those quantities, Mystique is allergic to it! She scratched and scratched until I finally got her into the shower and washed her off. Once I did that she was finally able to find comfort at about 2am, poor baby. Now she is curled up on my bed sleeping while I drink another cup of coffee, hahaha!
For today’s project I used the Eeyore looking donkey again. He is so sweet and after the night Mystique and I had, I needed sweet.
It is a beginner level card but I did use casual stamper techniques. First off, I found a sketched layout that I had in my sketch book. It consists of 3 rectangles, a circle, and a heart. I think the hardest thing was picking the colors I wanted to use. How do you choose your colors when designing a card? This time I picked the main color I wanted to use (Calypso Coral), then did a search on Pinterest for Calypso Coral color combinations. I have this little Happy Planner notebook that I keep by my desk to write down some of my favorite color combos for quick reference.
On each rectangle piece and the heart, I used a dauber to distress the edges with the matching ink pad. I also did the same on the card base. I think this softens the colors a bit so they are not so bold when stacked on each other. I used Very Vanilla for the donkey and distressed it using Sahara Sand. To add a bit of dimension, I popped up the heart sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
When using a dauber, I use a glass mat under the cardstock I am going to color. I dab the dauber into the ink and in a circular motion I start on the glass mat and circle onto the cardstock. As you go along the cardstock, the glass mat helps to reink the dauber that was left from the last pass. If you use a dauber and have a paper mat, the paper mat soaks up the excess ink and it cannot be picked up by the dauber when doing the circular movements, thus making it necessary to reink the dauber more often.
Yeah, that was probably hard to understand, so please check out the demo video below.
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