I hope everyone is safe and able to make the most of their time at home during this uncertain time.
Today I am excited to share my first official DT project for My Inkie Fingers. The current challenge is #MIFC011, which is all about dimension. I wanted to make something fun, bright, and colorful.
Recently, many awesome companies have been releasing free digi stamps, (which you can find here) and I thought it would be fun to try some digital coloring. For this card, I colored up the Spring Bloom digi set from The Sassy Club as part of The Daily Marker 30 day.
Because the set is all about spring, I thought of soft Easter-y pastels and bright flowers when coloring in the images. Once they were all colored, I printed them out onto 80 lb. white Neenah card stock and fussy cut them.
From there, I used the A2 Grid Panel Die and the A2 layers dies from Waffle Flower to cut out the main panel piece for the card front. I used the grid die with a piece of pink polka dot card stock from my stash. After running it through my die cut machine, the die also embossed an 1/8" frame around the edge, which I cut apart using the A2 layers die.
For the dimension, I doubled up some Scotch 3m foam tape, cut it into thin strips, and added it across the back of the entire grid piece. Then I made a card base from 110 lb. white card stock and glued down the 1/8" frame with liquid glue.
Before I added the grid, I glued down a piece of minty/aqua colored patterned card stock within the pink frame. I removed the release paper from the foam tape and laid down the grid onto the card front. I did it lightly so that I could still move it around or stick some images underneath.
I laid out all the images across the front of the card to determine their placement. Then I glued some directly onto the card base and popped up others level with the grid.
In some of the spaces that seemed a little empty, I used a tiny die from Lawn Fawn's Mushroom House, to fill them in with little butterflies. I folded the butterflies in half instead of leaving them flat, and glued them flush with the card front.
I think this card provides a cute scene with all the elements of spring. I also think that the placement of the images and the varying dimension makes this card really fun to look at. I'd definitely say it “pops”! 😄
This was such a fun challenge and this card has me looking forward to nice weather and sunshine!
If you are interested in seeing more inspiration using Card Sketch #11, be sure to follow the hashtag #MIFC011 on social media and check out the My Inkie Fingers blog to see how you can participate in the current challenge.
My Inkie Fingers Blog Post:
The challenge winner has the opportunity to receive a prize as well as a feature on the My Inkie Finger’s winners’ blog post.
The current challenge prizes include Stampin’ Up’s The Gang’s all Meer stamp set and a 6x6 Golden Honey Designer Series Sampler Pack.
Prizes are currently only available to Canadian residents. However, anyone can play along and winners will still be featured on the blog. 😄
Be sure to check out the My Inkie Fingers blog for Challenge Information and Guidelines to see how to play along.
I can’t wait to see what you create! I hope you have a nice and safe week.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
A2 Grid Panel Die: https://waffleflower.com/collections/dies/products/a2-grid-panel-die