Hello, everyone ... it is, indeed, a beautiful day here in south Texas! I hope it is in your part of the country, as well. Another reason it is a beautiful day ... this is my first post as a new design team member for Pink Ink Stamp Company! If you take a look around their website, you may notice it looks a little familiar. That's because the owner of Pink Ink, Peggy Jo Ackley -- a very accomplished illustrator -- purchased the Lockhart Stamp Company (for whom I designed for about 5-1/2 years) almost two years ago, and her style is very similar to Karen Lockhart's. Peggy produces and distributes her own new Pink Ink stamp line, as well as the entire current line of Lockhart Stamp Co stamps! So I was thrilled when Peggy asked me to join her new design team!
My card uses a brand new beautiful Spring/Summer Release stamp, Summer Planter (all bold products are linked below in the supply section):
I stamped the flower planter onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Sketch Markers. Here's a quick step-out of the markers I used to color each of the flower types:
Below left, the C1 marker was used to give a little shading to the white 8-petal flowers, and Y15 was used for the centers. Below right, Melon and Lemon Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens were used to color the stamens on the orange lilies and centers of some other flowers.
Above left are the colors used for the planter box. Above right shows the C0-C1-C4 combo used for shadows underneath and behind the planter.
To finish the card, I oval die cut the flower planter image and mounted it with Copic X-Press It Foam Tape to the Neenah Desert Storm (kraft) card base. Banana Split scalloped and pink die cut cardstock pieces were layered behind the image.
The pretty Have A Beautiful Day Pink Ink sentiment was gold heat embossed on the yellow scalloped cardstock piece.
You can find more daily inspiration by the Pink Ink Stamp Company design team over at their new blog, Pink Ink Postmarks, where I will also have this tutorial shown. Want to know where you can purchase Pink Ink stamps? Check out their storefront retailers by state page HERE. Or you can purchase from the only online retailer of Pink Ink Stamps, Ellen Hutson LLC. (You will always be able to find a link to Ellen's supply of Pink Ink Stamps over in my sidebar list of my Favorite Supplies, or by clicking on my Favorite Products page at the top of my blog.).
You can find the entire new Spring/Summer stamp set release at Ellen Hutson's store, here:
Thanks so much for joining me today!