This month, we are featuring Concord and 9th. This company has such fun, refreshing, and innovative designs. I have loved them from the start, and have built up quite a collection! I do love a good TurnAbout. Probably because I love to create my own backgrounds. But I am not actually doing any turns this time.
We even have a coupon code to pass along to our customers.
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from 8/20-8/22, 2019.
I did make a video for this card, be sure to check it out! There will be others making videos for this hop. It is a full service hop 😁
The best way to stamp the toucan if you want to use the die is to die cut the toucan, then stamp it. That way the beak lines up correctly.
I used Versafine Onyx Black for his body, and Distress Oxides for the rest of the stamping.
To create the leaves, I ink blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides, then die cut them.
To create some separation between my toucan focal point and the busy patterned paper, I used a vellum circle. This is one of my standby tricks for adding impact without a lot of effort and without competing with the elements of the card.
The background needed a little push, so I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, and some Black Wink of Stella to the stamens. That was still not quite enough, so I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen in black on the stamens. That seemed to do the trick.
Inside, I did some quick stamping of the monstera leaves in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn again. I like the slightly distressed look of these impressions.
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Sara Finkey Sherlock
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