My card this evening is for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Chris gave us Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray with something that moves (vehicle or animal) for dessert. A very contemporary and sophisticated combination. However, my first thought was "school bus!" After careful consideration I decided upon this image...
This adorable little mouse is part of MANY stamp sets from Lawn Fawn that I purchased and never used. Mice are gray and I knew I had the coordinating paper in yellow, so it just followed!
I tried stenciling the clouds in Night of Navy ( a Stampin' Up neutral) but they were way too dark, so I used the Smoky Slate. I decided it looks like a stormy sky so it works.
A tip on using the Curvy Banners dies and stamps. The dies are solid so if you stamp first you really can't see if the die is properly placed, but if you cut first it is difficult to use a Misti when stamping the sentiment (too small to hold the banner in place with a magnet.) To get around this, I placed a piece of paper in my Misti over the foam and used the magnet to hold it. Then I used Tombow repositional adhesive to hold down my banner instead of a magnet. Worked like a charm! This is a great way to stamp AFTER doing the die cut - especially on small pieces.
I have also entered this in the NBUS challenge - a great challenge to use those purchased-but-only-gathering-dust items we all seem to have!
- Stamps and Dies: Lawn Fawn Dandy Day
- Dies: Lawn Fawn Wavy Banners, Outside In Scalloped Rectangle; MFT Stitched Scallop Circle Frames
- Paper / Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP; Lawn Fawn Dandy Day Petite Pack
- Markers: Stampin' Blends Smoky Slate, Mossy Meadow Light; Copic markers N0, N1
- Ink: Basic Gray (sentiment), Smoky Slate
- Accessories: MFT Mini Cloud Stencil; Stampin' Up! Banners Pick a Punch
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