Are you getting tired of me oohing and aahing over the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set? I just love how it allows me to stamp out any sentiment I want, and it always comes out looking so beautifully written!
I created this card wanting the sentiment, “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti,” to be the theme of the card design. I stamped out “kindness” with the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set and hand wrote the other words with a 0.1 pt Copic Multiliner Pen in simple block letters. Following the rule of thirds, I positioned the “kindness” about 1/3 of the way down the A2 vertical card front.
Then at the center bottom of the card front, I stamped out the cute little girl with outstretched arms from the Mama Elephant “In My Heart” stamp set and colored her up with the following Copic markers:
Hair: B12, N7 and N9
Skin: E51, E21 and R20
Dress: B12, B14, YR16
Grounding shadow: N1
I used the My Favorite Things MIX-ables Stencil called “Snowfall” and blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade with finger daubers to create the confetti background. I wanted to carry the light and dark blue tones from the little girl’s outfit into the confetti as well, so I used Copic markers B12 and BV04 to add some extra dot details in varying sizes. The stencil really helped me set the basis of the “random” look of the confetti being thrown into the air by the little girl and adding the extra smaller dots in the blues balanced the card design without interfering or distracting from the sentiment being the focal point.
Although I wanted to keep the single layer card very CAS, I did add 9 (I have a thing about adding things in odd numbers) Dollar Tree sequins in sheer orange and Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Mix Sequins in lemon yellow to add just a little sparkle interest — and to hide a blob of the B12 that had gotten out of hand in the confetti dotting process! LOL I mounted this card front on a card base I made from some old orange card stock that has a fun random polka dot pattern on one side (that’s now an unexpected little detail on the inside of this card!).
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Where Creativity Meets C9 One Layer Challenge