I've had this stamp and the pool die (both by My Favorite Things) for a little while, and as usual not used them. I think 80-90% of the things in my craft room fall into the "never been used category"! It often seems there is some specific impetus that gets me to use something. A lot of times it is a challenge (another great thing about participating in challenges.) Today it was a new stencil from MFT - Pool Water Stencil. This stencil is designed to be used four times - you use it once, turn the stencil 90 degrees and ink again, then do this two more times. In doing so you build up a layer of color that looks like pool water - super cool!
The rest of the card was colored with Copic markers, even the outline of the pool. The die embosses a tile pattern on the side so I used my Neutral 0 and Neutral 01 to lightly shade it. This may be the first time I've used the Medium Broad nib. It worked great for coloring the pool edge! The girl's swimsuit is paper pieced and shaded with the neutral Copic markers.
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Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Fun in the Sum
Dies: MFT Pool, MFT Tags, Cottage Cutz flowers
Copic Markers: Float - Y13, Y18, Y19; Skin &Hair - E00, E01, E11, E29, E34, E35; Pink R17; Shading on swimsuit and pool edge - N0, N01
Paper: Queen & Co. Bring on Spring
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