I feel like I’ve made a huge discovery by finding Sunny Studios stamps. I just love their cute critters and whimsical stamp sets. The lend themselves really beautifully to a variety of coloring techniques.
Today I used the Critter Campout stamp and die set along with the Fancy Frames Circles die cuts to create my card.
Can you see the Distress Oxide inks that I used for my background? I cannot stop playing with these! I used the Blueprint Sketch for the sky and spritzed it with water to give it a night sky look. (I forgot to stamp my stars before I blended the ink on the paper, so the spritzing was a nice quick fix and looks like stars if you use your imagination!)
The grass is my favorite Twisted Citron with a little Peeled Paint added to darken it up. I did create a curved mask out of a large Post-It note to do the sky first and then I covered the sky with the other side of the mask to blend the grass. This gave me a nice clean line between the grass and the sky.
I also used these great Fancy Frames circle dies. You actually get 6 sizes of the scalloped frame plus a heart die. I used one of the frames and popped it up on extra puffy foam tape to make it higher than my card front. I added extra foam to the critters and the fire as well. I really like the dimension on this card and I LOVE that scallop frame with the stitched detail.
It is just such a sweet little card.
I did color in the stamped images with alcohol markers just to practice. I did not use any fancy techniques because these critters are so cute they don’t require a lot of fussing.
Those scallop frames make pretty little stitched scallop frames like the one you can see on my card, or you can use the scalloped negative space for a pretty frame around your image. These dies really have a lot of potential uses and I really feel like I stretched my craft dollars purchasing these.
I could not resist the little critters in this set and I loved that I came with a lot of sentiments that can be combined in different ways. It also has a coordinating die set which I store in the back of the plastic pocket that I keep the stamp set in.
This is a new stamp and die storage system that I am using and it is really working beautifully for me. It is convenient to set up and to maintain. Plus, I can find the coordinating stuff easily because it is all in the same plastic sleeve!
I’m so happy that tomorrow is Friday! I’ve been busy getting all my students ready for their Advanced Placement Physics exams that take place over the next two weeks. I will be so happy when they are done and I have no doubt that all of my kids will be happy too! They are working hard and I’m proud of them. On that note, I’m thinking a nice glass of Malbec is just what the almost end of this week needs!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I do appreciate your visits! I hope you find time to craft and remember to embrace the imperfections!