It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. As we are all waiting for Spring to arrive and need to be distracted from real life problems, I brought you some cheerful ducks today. This jolly little card mixes some older stamps with newly released stencils and dies. Let’s dive in the details!
First I stamped the ducks, the puddle and the umbrella from the Quack me up stamp set with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I also stamped some clouds with Lawn Fawn River Rock ink which is alcohol marker friendly. And the sun with a yellow toned one from Gina K Designs. Then I used my grey and yellow Copics to bring these images to life. I love how soft it looks with the colourful outline! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
While I was die cutting, I also cut two Skinny circle frames: a bigger one from Blueberry Bliss and a smaller one from Cookie Monster cardstock. I made sure that the smaller one is the perfect size coordinating with the Circle maskerade stencil which I wanted to use for the background.
I placed the Circle maskerade stencil on a white Imperial Stitched Rectangle using the engraved guide to center it. It is so easy! I used Heffy Memo tape to secure it temporarely to my cardstock. Then with a big blending brush I lightly sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink. Without removing the masking stencil I layered the Cloudy sky stencil over it and gently created the cloud layers with Faded Jeans Distress ink.
I adhered the two circle frames around the sky and popped up the images. I also added a few Raining rhinestones from Trinity stamps as raindrops and covered the umbrella with glossy accents. I made the puddle sparkly with a clear shimmer pen.
At this point only the sentiment was missing. I die cut the “I love you sentiment” from the 2 blue shades of cardstock and stamped the word Sunshine under it from the Quack me up stamp set using yellow ink. I did not want to cut apart my stamps – I am always scared to do that – so I simply masked off the “unnecessary part” with masking tape, inked up the stamp, removed the mask and stamped it on the card. I love custom sentiments so much!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!
See you soon,