Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Summer Cards with Angelica and Mendi

Hi friends, Angelica here sharing a birthday shaker card using the Best Fishes stamp set. Here’s how I put it together.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Summer Cards using Best Fishes & Fabulous Flamingos Stamps by Angelica Conrad and Mendi Yoshikawa

The first step is making the card front. On a sheet of Yupo paper, I moved Tim Holtz Turquoise and Sailboat Blue alcohol inks around to resemble water. I worked from one corner to the other, the path I knew my windows were going to be. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Summer Cards using Best Fishes & Fabulous Flamingos Stamps by Angelica Conrad and Mendi Yoshikawa

While the panel was drying, I made the inside panel that would be seen through the window. I smooshed watercolor paper into Distress Oxide inks that I had swiped onto my craft mat and sprayed with water. I did this three times, using my heat tool to dry the paper after each layer. Once my Yupo paper was dry, I die-cut the windows using the Staggered Circles Die.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Summer Cards using Best Fishes & Fabulous Flamingos Stamps by Angelica Conrad and Mendi Yoshikawa

I stamped several images from the Best Fishes stamp set, and pulled out a rainbow of Copic colors to color them with. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out, then planned out my card front. After moving the images around, I finally found the arrangement I wanted to use. I always do this, then take a picture of it so I know how to assemble the images when it’s time to complete the card.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Summer Cards using Best Fishes & Fabulous Flamingos Stamps by Angelica Conrad and Mendi Yoshikawa

To assemble the shaker element, I turned the Yupo paper over and used 1/8 Scor tape and a sheet of acetate to close the windows. Next I took thin strips of foam adhesive and wrapped them around each window, then on the rest of paper for support. I added clear and pink confetti into the windows, then carefully closed the back up with the watercolor background. I attached the card front to a card base, then added the images with thin foam squares. I stamped and white heat-embossed the sentiments using words from the stamp set. My last step was trimming the sentiments into thin strips, and attaching them to the card.

That's all that I have for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello there!  Mendi here today filling in for Juliana with a card featuring our newest Frilly Frames Dies.  I ran out of time during the sneak peek week to show how awesome the new Frilly Frames Chevron dies work together with both our Fishtail Banner die sets.  For my card here I paired them with the scallop from our Fishtail Banner 2 and the straight edge banner on our original Fishtail Banner dies to create "strips" which I cut from a rainbow of cardstock colors.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fabulous Flamingos Rainbow Chevron Scalloped Card (using Fishtail Banner & Frilly Frames Dies)

I just adore how all our Frilly Frames can mix and match with each other.  The chevron dies come with a ric rac edge, but I wanted to continue the scalloped theme so I paired the inside portion of the die with the outside portion of our Frilly Frames Stripes Die.  I then backed them with a piece of navy cardstock.

I wanted to keep the rest of my card fairly simple to keep the attention on my rainbow chevron stripes so I colored a small grouping from our Fabulous Flamingo Stamps and dies, using Copic Markers and heat embossed a sentiment on some more of that same navy cardstock to ground my images.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Fabulous Flamingos Rainbow Chevron Scalloped Card (using Fishtail Banner & Frilly Frames Dies)

I hope we've inspired you in your cardmaking. Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging with us today.  :)

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Fishtail Banner II Dies
Fishtail Banner II Dies
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Staggered Circles Die
Staggered Circles Die
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Frilly Frames Chevron Die
Frilly Frames Chevron Die
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Frilly Frames Stripes Die
Frilly Frames Stripes Die
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Best Fishes Stamps
Best Fishes Stamps
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Best Fishes Dies
Best Fishes Dies
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Fabulous Flamingos Stamps
Fabulous Flamingos Stamps
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Fabulous Flamingos Dies
Fabulous Flamingos Dies
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2 comments:

  1. First, I LOVE THE ocean card!!!!!! It looks great having the fish come out of nooks and crannies, and caves (that's what it reminds me of, anyway). What a great look! And I really, really like the way the edges are used , and in so many colors. Your designer ladies are so imaginative, I am in awe...

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  2. I really like how both cards are so fun and brightly colored.

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