Welcome back after a holiday weekend here in the US. We were lucky enough to have some beautiful weather for gardening and outdoor wandering. We stay close to home on holiday weekends and let the working people have the highways and parks. There was a time we were out there scrambling to get away, too. Ahhh, retirement!
Meanwhile, back in the stamp room a couple of cards were created. No, I haven't yet indulged in the coloring lesson I purchased. I'll need a fair stretch of uninterrupted time for that, preferably when the sun isn't shining or my get up and go hasn't drained out from the day's activities. I'll bide my time. Today's card didn't take long at all, even though I ran into a snag along the way
She's a Penny Black cutie called "Carrot Collector", and I can thank a friend's generosity that I have her to color up for our little neighbor girl's 6th birthday. I used Copics on X-Press It Blending Card. The sentiment is from an entirely different vendor, and therein lies the snag...
The placement of the sentiment directly on the image panel caused it to be partially swallowed up in her hair and the basket. Tsk, tsk. I sure misjudged that! In order to fix it without covering up too much of the image I stamped the sentiment again on separate paper and painstakingly fussy cut each individual word, then fumbled into place over top of the original. It's maybe not ideal, but, trust me, better than it was. Much more visible. The stamped heart is part of the sentiment.
The dangling die cut hearts helped with the balance. See the pink heart on her overalls, too.
One more fun feature is the blue jean card base. I brought out a 15 yr old Stampin' Up! background stamp for that. Where in the heck do those years go? I stamped in SU's Brocade Blue. Love the comfy faded look of it. All supplies are listed below my signature.
Let's visit again soon. I colored some flowers for Friday, so I hope to see you then. Take care, and have a good week!
Stamps: Penny Black Carrot Collector, Hampton Art Celebrate Life sentiment set, retired SU Just Jeans background Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, other white for card base Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Brocade Blue, Copics for coloring Accessories: Candy Dot, Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles, Memory Box Precious Hearts