This will likely be my last post of the month. I am finally having the much needed surgery on my back that I have been anxiously awaiting. I hope to be back to crafting and posting by the first of August, if not sooner. I'm usually quick to heal, and my surgeon is the best in the area, so I'm optimistic. Anyway, today's post is for the Lawnscaping Color Challenge.
This was a true challenge for me as I didn't have the Copic colors that I wanted to color any kind of animal, water, or sky. It seems I skimped when buying my blues. I was able to make B00 and BG01 work to color the blue balloon. The same combo wouldn't have worked for sky or water. I've been looking for a reason to use my Admit One set, so this seemed to be the perfect opportunity. I love carnival and circus themes. Something about the bright colors and balloons. It reminds me of my youth. I look forward to using this set more frequently. I love the stitched journaling card die, too! It was one of those "have to have it" purchases.
I used Copic markers and the Admit One stamp set to create my card. I used the free sample of Pink Lemonade cardstock that was included with my last Lawn Fawn order as my background. I used the Stitched Journaling Card die to cut Whisper White card stock, stamped and colored the balloons on Whisper White, then cut using the Admit one balloon die. I adhered Crushed Curry baker's twine with glue dots under the center of each balloon, brought the strings down, and tied a bow to create my balloon trio. After I was satisfied with the placement of the strings, I removed the backing on the Stampin' Dimensionals and stuck each balloon down.
I used the happy birthday stamp from Stampin' Up's And Many More set to stamp the sentiment on vellum then cut with the Itty Bitty Banners framelits Dies. I was able to use a glue dot over the twine to adhere the banner without any adhesive being visible. The project took all of 15 minutes to create, coloring and all. I think it took me more time to get a useable photo of the card.
Thank you for looking! Wishing everyone a wonderful summer. Please pray for a speedy recovery for me! I may have confidence in my surgeon, and have been desperate to get back to being fully independent and free of intolerable pain, but it is my spine. Prayers certainly can't hurt! To all of my fellow demonstrators, I hope you enjoy convention this year! I was so looking forward to it. It wasn't meant to happen this year. I hope to join you all next year in Salt Lake.
Stamps: Admit One(Lawn Fawn), And Many More(Stampin' Up!)
Ink: StaZon Jet Black
Paper: Pink Lemonade DSP(Lawn Fawn), Whisper White CS(Stampin' Up!, Vellum(Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Stitched Journaling Card Die(Lawn Fawn), Admit One Dies(Lawn Fawn), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies(Stampin' Up!), Crushed Curry Baker's Twine(Stampin' Up), Stanpin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Copic Ciao Markers: Y08, Y06, Y02, YR07, YR04, YR02, B00, BG01