{Tue} Technique: Stenciled Subway Art Background Summer Card

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hello, Kraftie Friends!

I had no internet last Friday, then was out of town...didn't post much last week, either...but I'm back with a card, that I was supposed to finish in the afternoon (but didn't), so sorry for the poor lighting...
will be back tomorrow with a better photo! 

I created my own "subway art" background using Simon Says Stamp Stencil BIG WORDS and Simon Says Clear Stamps POOL PLAY.
First, I stenciled the words using a mix of blue inks that were on my Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOL plus Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad SUMMER SKY. Then I stamped the definition image, using the same Memento Ink Pad SUMMER SKY, and generational stamping.
I also stamped "fun in the sun" on 2 corners, using Memento Ink Pad CANTALOUPE

The stamp set has matching dies (Simon Says Stamp SUMMER FUN Wafer Dies), so I cut out the boy shape and stamped it, using Memento TUXEDO BLACK, and adhered it on card.
I colored the boy with colored pencil (skin), Copic markers for the hair, and Tim Holtz Distress Markers PEACOCK FEATHERS and SQUEEZED LEMONADE (Ranger) on swimming trunk and gears.
I also diluted Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad ISLAND BLUE with water and watercolored the gears.

To finish it off, I stamped the fish and bubbles with ISLAND BLUE, adhered the panel on blue card base and inked the edges, using Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOL and ISLAND BLUE

If you like the stamp set and dies, you can get the bundle: Simon Says Stamps and Die Set HAPPY SWIMMERS Set.

BTW, I have a coupon code for Simon Says Stamp!!!
Use the CODE "SUNNY" to take $5 off, any purchase of $5 or more (valid until July 13th, 11:59 EST - not valid on Card Kits)! Just click HERE to start shopping! =)


ETA (07/13): Here's a better photo...

I decided to add some Dimensional Magic on goggles and bubbles...


5. CAS Mix Up July Challenge (my choice: Stencil)

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  1. This is adorable Lilian. LOVE your stenciling background ... perfect match for your sweet images. Great job with colouring. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. Great background and you've done an awesome job on this little swimmer! What a fun summer card, Lilian! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. TFS with WAW this week - I wish you the best in the draw - have a blessed week!

  4. Adorable image and awesome summer card...Love your design very much...thank you for joining us at ATSM-MYM...hugs...Zeljka

  5. love your summer project - thanks for sharing it at Addicted to Stamps and More

  6. Really like this design!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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