Next is a super fun new set, from Melanie Muenchinger, called Fun Year Round. When I started this card, I planned to just color in a few circles and layer circles over some of the others, but once I started coloring, I just couldn't stop. I love to color and had so much fun making this card!
I stamped the large background image and colored in almost all the circles, then I used many of the included accessory stamps, included in the set, and stamped in coordinating colors. Then I layered with Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and used a Black Onyx cardbase.
Next up is Tami Mayberry's awesome new set, In Stitches. This set is filled with a variety of sewing machine border stitches that you are going to love! I used the straight stitch border to make this CAS card. These borders are perfect for making quick, elegant cards, simply by stamping horizontally across the cardbase and accenting with a simple silhouette image and sentiment.
For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed today, check out these designer's links:
- Gina Krupsky
- Theresa Momber *illustrator of Aloha (you are here)
- Melanie Muenchinger *illustrator of Fun Year Round
- Tami Mayberry *illustrator of In Stitches
- Jessica Fick
- Nina Brackett
- Cathy Tidwell
- Lee Murphy
- Lynn Mercurio
- Carolyn King
- Donna Baker
- Kurtis Amundson
- Emily Giovanni
- Erika Martin
- Asela Hopkins
To make the background for the tropical card, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe.
Then sponged Memento Angel Pink, above and below the Cantaloupe.
Sponged Memento Desert Sand over the pink.
Sponged in around the edges with Memento Rhubarb Stalk.
Then sponged over the Rhubarb Stalk with Memento Potter's Clay.
Then I used Post-it Notes to mask off the top, and sponged more Potter's Clay along the horizon line.
Used a torn Post-it Note and sponged with Rich Cocoa to make a dune.
Sponged a little Tuxedo Black to shad the corner of the dune.
More torn Post-it Notes to make the water line. I sponged just a tiny bit of Rich Cocoa and Potter's Clay.
Then I stamped the palm tree, twice using Tuxedo Black ink. Since I knew I was adding the hammock, I stamped the first back and to the left a little ways and then stamped the second lower and to the right, to appear closer.
I could have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the hammock first, then the palm trees, for perfect spacing, but I am lazy. So I just made sure I got the palm trees "close" to the right distance apart and when I inked up the hammock, I left the either side un-inked. Here you can see that leaving the ends un-inked gave me a little flexibility on the placement of the hammock.
Then I just used a marker to extent the ends of the hammock to the palm trees to finish the look.
I used Copics, N7 and N5 to shade the tree trunks and add a little shading to the plants and palm fronds.
I used the texture stamp, included in the Aloha set, to add some clouds. I inked the image up with Memento Potter's Clay and then filled in with my E53 Copic.
Used E37 and E49 to added shading to the water line and horizon line.
Used E37 and my white gel pen to add some waves to the water.
I layered the card with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Tan Leather card base. Here is the photo I used for inspiration on this card. Someone asked the other day how I come up with my card ideas and I find most from photos I see online. That purple card from Friday was inspired by this photo.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more previews. Have a great day!