Just love using the "Beautiful You" stamp set and happy to know that it will be carried over to the new annual catalog coming out in June. This time, I combined the set with another favorite called "Sheltering Tree" and did a mask. We did this card at my club workshop yesterday. Everyone thought it looked difficult, but after they made the card, they loved it and thought it was easier than they first thought. The card reminds me of a Spring Day with Sugarplum blossoms to appear as pink dogwood trees. It was inspired by Julie DeGruis. Here are the instructions on how this card was made:
Stamp sets: Beautiful You and Sheltering Tree
Cardstock: Sugarplum In-Color (2016-2018), Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Sugarplum, Watercolor Pencils, and Blender Pens
Other: Post-it note for masking, Paper Snips
1. The base of the card is Sugarplum In-Color (2016-2018) cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.
2. The second layer is Daffodil Delight cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.
3. Stamp the image of the girl with Archival Black ink towards the middle of the third layer which is 3-3/4” x 5” Whisper White Cardstock.
4. Stamp the girl again on a post-it note so that sticky part is at the top. Cut it out with the Paper Snips by cutting just the main image, not the shadows or black areas that stick out.
5. Position the Post-it note mask over the girl image on the Whisper White cardstock. Now you can stamp on top of her without getting ink in that area.
6. First, stamp the trees on either side of her with Early Espresso ink. The leaves and grass were stamped with Pear Pizzazz.
7. Then I added Sugarplum ink for the blossoms.
8. Ink up the sentiment “Thinking of You” with Archival Basic Black and stamp at the top or bottom, your preference.