Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Summer Leaf Background with Rachel Vass Designs


Hello everyone!  It's another New Release from

Summer Leaf Background



There's lots of possibilities with this set.  I chose to do a slimline card...
because I'm obsessed with slimline cards!  I liked the idea of the 3 circles
with the design inside.  But I had to plan carefully with the circle cutting
die.  It could have gone wrong so easily!


After some careful measuring, I die cut 3 circles using a double stitched 
circle die that measure 1 7/8" on a 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" white card stock
panel.  All the measuring paid off because it looked very even!!!!!
Next I printed out my image and the sentiment I thought I was going to use
onto Neenah 80b Classic Crest Solar White card stock.  My main image
measured approximately 6" x 6".


I colored my image using Copics.  Using a pencil I drew 3 squares on the
leaf pattern and only colored in those squares.  There was no need to color
in the entire image.

Copic colors used:

G00, YG41, G02

After coloring the squares I cut them and glued them behind each
one of the circle cut-outs.



I love the effect I got with 3 simple circles!  I couldn't make the sentiment
I had originally chosen work with my layout so instead I printed out a
sentiment from the Springtime Background Set.  It was a short sentiment
and I liked how the black of the background tied in with the leaf print.
I printed it out onto a very pale green card stock which I decided to use
for my card base as well.

As you can see when I trimmed it out I left a very narrow border of
the pale green paper showing.  I mounted it on foam tape and placed
it across the center of the center circle of leaves.
I decided to mount this main panel on a piece of black card stock leaving
a very narrow edge of it showing.  Then I mounted it onto the pale
green card base.  And my card was done!


I hope you enjoyed today's project!  It's clean and simple!

To see more of Rachel's fabulous designs go to:


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate
your interest, time and support!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Rachel Vass Designs, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.





Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Happy Butterfly with Rachel Vass Designs


Hello everyone!  It's New Release day at




This is such a beautiful digistamp set!  And I love how many options
there are!

To begin I composed my images in my computer and printed them out onto
ivory card stock.  This is not coated card stock...but I wanted to try
to color my image with Copic markers.


I began my coloring keeping a very light touch.  I knew without too much
effort that this paper would bleed.  I started with the stem of the flower.  It
didn't bleed at all - which surprised me.  Next I colored the body of the
butterfly and I was less careful and it bled.


By using my Blender marker and then the pinks of the flower, the
bleeding was not too noticeable.


Copic colors used:

Pinks:  R81, R83, R85
Greens:  YG11, YG63, YG67
Yellows:  Y02, Y35, Y38, Y15
Blues:  B32, B23, B28
Blender

This image colored up quite quickly.  After I was finished with the coloring
I die cut it.  I adhered it to my base which is an A2 size top folding white base
with pink patterned paper adhered to it.
As I final embellishment, I added some shimmer pen to the middle of the
flower, the butterfly body and the blue bits on the wings.  And that
completed my project!


If you haven't checked out Rachel Vass Designs on Etsy you are definitely
missing out on some gorgeous digistamps!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your interest and I
hope I have inspired you!

Betsy

.
In my capacity as a design team member for Rachel Vass Designs, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.


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