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March 11, 2020

Perfect Combos – I love you, sunshine!

Hello Everyone,

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,


March 11, 2020

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