Happy Friday! I'm kicking off the month of March with this AMAZING new March 2023 Whit Kit: Write a New Story. Are you a reader or have friends that love to read? This kit is sooooo for you! And this kit totally holds its own, but I wanted to pair it with another fun kit: February 2021 Sentiment Kit: ... Not the End of Your Story. Let's get into it!
So I started by stamping this book lovin' girl from the February 2021 Sentiment Kit: ...Not the End of Your Story. I decided to keep the colors into three tones: Taupe, Grey Blue and Sage. Based on these colors, I found Distress Inks and Copics to match. The entire card started with ivory card stock. I even stamped her on ivory and colored her with Copics. Once done coloring, I die cut it and inked the edges using Speckled Egg & Frayed Burlap Distress inks.
Copic Colors Used:
Now for the heart of books! I wanted to try something and unfortunately, I didn't record it, but I'll try it again for sure. I wanted to foil this image, but wasn't sure if my Copics would get ruined if I used Decofoil Transfer Gel first, so I first stamped the image with black Copic friendly ink in the Misti. (When stamping in your Misti, make sure to use a corner so you can restamp it again. Oh, and leave the stamp in there!) Next, I colored all the books using the same book colors from the girl image.
So now for an experiment. I used a dauber and gently inked the books using Decofoil Transfer Gel. You want to make sure the gel is lightly on the stamp to avoid any globs, but you'll stamp the image over the already stamped and colored heart. If everything lines up, the gel will hit all the same spots and you'll let it dry. Once dry, you can foil the image. I used gold foil. But I LOVED how it turned out. Next, I die cut it out using the Scallops & Stitched Rectangle Nesting dies. Adding a few washi tapes, the sentiment and layering it with foam tape to create dimension and your card is done!
Book yourself this weekend to make time to craft and try something new. Subscribing to the Whit Kit or any of the other memberships at Unity will definitely keep you booked solid for any crafty time!
Scalloped & Stitched Rectangles Nesting Dies
Ivory Card Stock
Misc. Washi Tape
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration.
Until next time...