Soft Summer Day…

It’s a gorgeous sunny day outside and I am enjoying the sunshine as it brightens my Craft room and my spirits. I just received my new stamp set Soft Summer and it is a joy to play with. I am off tonight to an Installation, so I just had to use this set to make a card for the new Worthy Matron and a good friend of mine. It is a 2 step stamp set but I had to try to take it a step further. soft-summer-1On the front, I took my step one stamp and drew the colors on with my stampin Write markers. I drew the highlighting on the edges in rose red then used the regal to color the inside of the flowers and blend the darker area into the lighter. I colored with mellow moss the leaves and stem. Then I huffed the stamp to remoisten. (huffing is technical term for breathing heavily and blowing to moisten.)Then I stamped the Image. I used out Stamp-a-ma-jig (love that tool!) to place the outline directly over the stamped image. After much deliberation, I used Really Rust since it outlines both the petals and the greenery. I repeated the same steps a second time to place a 2nd branch angled away from the first. Then I stamped my message in Really Rust.

soft-summer-3For the inside, I wanted to carry the theme on but with a softer look so I only used the background stamp and after the rubber was colored I held it an arm length away and misted the stamp 2 times them stamped it on the inside. Another difference is on the inside I colored the center of the flower with Regal Rose and then used the other end of the Stampin write pen in Rose Red to make little seed dots in the center. Hope it shows up in the picture.

I also wanted to comment on the issue of Dye lots. My cardstock was clearly marked Pink Pirouette, 12by 12  textured but when I compared it to the non textured Pink Pirouette I had they didn’t look the same. So it appears that as with fabric in cardstock dye lot is important.

I used:

Stamp sets: Soft Summer

Classic Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Mellow Moss

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette textured

Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Water mister

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