I’ve actually had this set in my stash for quite some time and have never used it!! Well, today was the day! You may remember a couple of cards back that I substituted a critter for one of the letters in my sentiment…today’s card features the same because I love the look!
I got out a selection of green Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. Instead of inking the stamp directly, I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink. This gives a very seamless blend. A stamp positioning tool is a must for this technique!
As you can see, I used the same ink colours for the sentiment and used the same technique. The sentiment comes from the Chunky Sentiments Stamp Set. I decided to fussy cut each letter because I knew I wanted to pop this up!
I think that pear makes the cutest “O”, don’t you?! The Fruit Salad set is full of accessories to add to your fruit of choice. There’s arms, legs, a ton of tiny faces and even some floral elements.
I created a small panel and added a bit of light stenciling using the Pixel Grid Stencil and Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink. This broke up all that white space in a subtle way.
After adhering all my letters and pear with foam adhesive, I thought it needed a bit more. I stamped out a few stars in the same blue ink (the stars are also from the Chunky Sentiments Set) and cut those out as well. There’s quite a bit of green happening on this card, so I thought the pop of blue went nicely!
And to finish off, I whipped out the white gel pen to add some accents to everything!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you found a little inspiration here today!
See you soon!!