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Clean and Simple: Birdie Girlie with Botanical ArtFoamie Background

Clean and Simple: Birdie Girlie with Botanical ArtFoamie Background


GOOD MORNING ARTFOAMIES FRIENDS! I'm Nancy Sheads and I'm back as this week's guest artist. I needed a card to send to a friend who has been ill so I did a quick look through my ArtFoamies to see what I could use for a quick background.


Now as many of you know, my style is really clean and simple. I love the randomness of mixed media where lots of colors, textures, layers, and patterns come together to create a beautifully organic design. And I love to experiment with my inks and paints. But when I'm short on time, I just keep it simple. 

Today's project features:


I started by inking the Botanical Foam stamp with Versafine Clare in Verdant and Bluebell on with a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 3-3/8" x 4-5/8". I did a few trial runs with Distress Oxides, but I wanted the stamped image to be fairly crisp so I switched to a pigment ink. After stamping, I set it aside to let the ink thoroughly dry.
In the meantime, I stamped the Birdie Girlie stamp white cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (marker list shown below). 
Since my stamped image was now dry, I used an oval picture frame die to cut an opening in the center of the image. I cut the frame three more times from white cardstock so that I could stack them on the oval opening. I positioned my Copic colored image behind the opening and adhered it in place. 
The rest is pretty straightforward. I cut green and dark blue cardstock, each layer being 1/4" larger than the next. Once the cardstock was cut, I adhered all of the layers together and then to a card base. My finished card is A2 in size (4-1/4" x 5-1/2"). 

Hope you enjoyed today's project! See you again soon!

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