Colorado Craft Company has another beautiful release and I am excited to share a card I made for my best friend’s birthday!
She’s a summer baby and loves splashing around the pool, so imagine my delight when I saw this stamp—couldn’t be more perfect!
Initially my idea was to make this a shaker card but as I started coloring the image, it seemed better to just have the ball be sparkly.
I have been watercoloring a lot so I decided to take a break and use Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for the main image. I used Altenew’s Patchwork Kite stencil in combination with Speckled Egg distress ink to create a quick backdrop and tore up a gel plate print in various shades of blue to create the pool. I also enjoyed adding Glossy Accents to the ball and the girl’s body to create the splashy effect.
The original stamp has a flamingo float in the pool. I modified that since I wanted another smaller ball in there creating a splash to go with the sentiment. For the big ball, I colored it first with pencils, then added Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film on top so I could adhere the glitter. I also fussy cut through the sections in the ball to create a frame.
Watch the video to see how this simple frame on the big ball gives it so much dimension. It’s interesting to see an idea come to fruition in this way especially since it didn’t start out being a mixed media piece. Gel plate prints, distress inks, colored pencils, collaging, glitter and sparkle…this card has it all!
This is only one of the many gorgeous stamps that are part of this new release. I hope you’ll give the others a look, too.
And if you’re here from the blog hop, you’ve arrived from Caly’s blog and you’re visiting Kassi next. Colorado Craft Company is hosting another giveaway! All you need to do, is leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win. The giveaway ends on July 2 at midnight Mountain Daylight Time. The winners will be announced on the Colorado Craft Company blog and email blast on Monday, July 5.
Blog Hop Participants
- Adrienne Kennedy CCC
- Jenn Gross
- Bibi Cameron
- Jennifer Kotas
- Kelly Griglione
- Daniel West
- Caly Person
- Mansi Bhatia — you are here!
- Kassi Hulet
- Erin Thompson
- Melissa Andrew
- Donna Hitz
- Nichol Spohr
- Amber Davis
- Sara Torzullo
- Amy Young
Hope you have fun hopping along and feel inspired to create something amazing of your own.