Happy Tuesday! Today is the last challenge for July at CAS Colours & Sketches and since it's the fifth Tuesday of the month it's a double challenge - both colors and sketches. As challenge hostess, I got to pick both from retired sketches and retired colors. I decided upon a sketch that had a banner across it. I think that subconsciously I knew I wanted to use a specific die that I had in my stash and never used and this sketch was perfect for it. And the colors I chose are among my favorite retired In-Colors.
Although this stamp set is called Birthday Chicks made them into robins. At least I think they're robins - not quite a red chest but close enough. I used Copic markers and color matched the colors.
For the banner, I cut it using two different colors. Then I cut the banner from the top of the bottom panel.
And slipped the banner right in.
At first I was going to lay the banner on top and cut the curve by hand - this way was MUCH easier! I just had to snip off the excess on the sides.
When it came time to assemble I used a stack of five Baked Brown Sugar ovals underneath the white oval instead of foam dots. I really like the look of this as it adds a little color and there are no gaps. (Of course the downside is that if you are mailing the card it adds weight.) Since this made the oval stand up quite a bit I was hesitant about how to adhere the die cut birds. Foam dots would make them a bit too high and I didn't want them flat. I ended up die cutting two more of each shape from white card stock. This gave just enough height.
Stamps and Dies: MFT BB Birthday Chicks
Dies: MFT Party Banner and Inside Out Stitched Ovals
Copic Markers: Pistachio Pudding - G0000, YG11, YG41, Strawberry Slush - RV14, RV13, RV10; Baked Brown Sugar - E57, E55, E53, E50
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