Have you seen the first set available from Avocado Arts? Check it out here.
It is called Sunshine and Smiles.
Super cute right?
For the entire month of May, the Avocado Arts Design Team, also called the Pit Crew will be giving you daily doses of inspiration using this stamp set!
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For my card, I started out using a textured card stock, almost like water color paper. I cut/scored the card, then rounded the left bottom corners.
I started out my stamping the swirly little buzzy thing, then stamped the bee's around it. It gives the card some movement. Then I stamped the grass, which is a solid image stamp. Then cut it out, and popped it up on the card using foam tape. The boots, are a lined image stamp. Meaning you can paper piece the image or color it in with your favorite coloring medium. I used Copic markers to color in the boots (R27, R29, R45 & B00). After they were colored in, again I cut them out and adhered them to the card using foam tape. Once the images were all adhered, I stamped the "thinking of you" sentiment three times, and added a scalloped red border to the side of the card.
If you are making a clean card, but it seems flat. Try popping up one of your elements with foam tape. It will give it a nice dimension.
I also find, that rounding a corner or corners, help to soften the look of a card as well.
Here is this weeks line up of inspiration.
May 1 - AJ Otto
May 2 - Latisha Yoast
May 3 - Julia Stainton
May 4 - Kimberly Crawford
May 5 - Becky Oehlers
May 6 & 7 - Join us on the blog for a project re-cap
Textured card stock
Avocado Arts Sunshine and Smiles stamp set
Copic markers (R27, R29, R45 & B00)
American Crafts This to That foam tape
Colorbox chalk ink (green)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Bo Bunny double dot card stock
SU! scalloped edge border punch.