Thursday, January 23, 2020

Art Impressions NEW Valentine's Release | Challenge #274 Shades of Pink

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the new challenge over on the Art Impressions blog! For this one we are all challenged to used shades of pink. Such a great combination for the New Valentine Release. For this one I had the opportunity to work with the Sending Love Cubbie stamp set. You know I love the cubbie line from Art Impressions!

The mailbox is so adorable and would make some fabulous envelope art too!

I used Copic markers to color up the bunny and mailbox along with all of the fabulous smaller accessory stamps. I'll have the list of those markers below.

Let's start with the cute stamps and die cuts from Art Impressions!

Stamps and Dies:
Stamps: Art Impressions Sending Love Cubbie
Dies: Art Impressions Sending Love Cubbie (dies are included with stamp set), Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die, Lawn Fawn Grass Border Die
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80lb, Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock

Copic Markers Used:
R37, R29, R27, R24, R17, R14, R12
R81, RV52, RV11, RV000
W4, W3, W1, W0, C5, C1, E81 

After coloring all of the images I used the coordinating die cuts to cut out each image. There are several different envelope images that comes with this set and one die will be used to die cut them all. The bunny has a slit in the apron that is cut out when you die cut with the bunny die. This is so that you can tuck smaller items inside. This is also the same with the mailbox. The top lid is cut on all sides except the bottom so that it folds down to create a cubbie and also the door on the lower portion. These are die cut with a perforated edge on the folding side to create a score line. 

There are so many fun small accessory stamps included in this set. I chose the bow for the bunny ears, the arrow and the heart vine to help fill my scene. Inside of the mailbox there are several of the envelope images. 

Stencil: My Favorite Things Radiating Rays
Ink: Brutus Monroe Alabaster Pigment Ink
Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe Icicle
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon
Tools: Purple Tape, Momenta Stencil Brush

For the background I chose a lovely pale yellow card stock and taped it to a small mat. Using a (new to me) stencil brush I brushed on a bright white pigment ink. I knew that the ink would seep underneath the stencil slightly. I've heard that if you use Pixie Spray this may prevent seepage from happening, but I have no experience using those products, yet. Plus I don't mind a bit of a distress look either. Once the ink was blended and before it could dry I used clear embossing powder over the entire stenciled panel and heat set until melted. This gave me a lovely pale texture that does not draw too much attention from the adorable stamps. 

This panel is mounted on to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch (A2) Neenah Solar White 110lb card base.

I can't wait to see everyone's take on the Shades of Pink Challenge. Don't forget to head over to the Art Impressions blog and enter in your own creations! 

If you have any questions I'm always available in the comments!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy stamping. 

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