For my card for you today I wanted to keep it simple in design and let the color that we are inspired by stand on its own! I used my first stamp set I ever purchased from Lawn Fawn - Say Cheese! It is still a favorite and will remain that way I am sure. And, who doesn't like a teal colored camera! :)
I started my card by stamping my background which is from Argyle Backdrops - another one of my favorite background stamps from LF. I used two colors of Teal ink, both from HA - Mint Julep and Tide Pool. I stamped that onto my favorite white card stock - PTI stampers select white card stock, and I stamped enough to cover the card stock so I could die cut the panel with the Largest Stitched Rectangle Die from LF. Once my background was done, I die cut another smaller panel with the same die set, and stamped my camera, as well as my sentiment which are the letters from Quinn's ABC's and I stamped them with Versa Mark ink, and them heat embossed them with Gold Embossing powder.
I colored both my camera and my letters with 4 shades of teal of Copic Markers - BG10, BG11, BG13, & BG15. I colored them with an ombre' effect in mind. Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I moved onto the camera lens, and flash area of the camera, and I colored those areas with grays - C1 & C3. I also added some shimmer with some Wink of Stella, and Clear irRESISTible Pico Embellisher. I created a mat for my colored panel with a piece of the foiled card stock from the Bazzill Basics 6x6 pad. And, here is a closer look at the details of the camera.
I liked how it turned out!! I hope you do too, and it inspires you to get those older stamp sets out!! I can't forget to give a shout out to our monthly ( and awesome) sponsor - Lara Smith from The Ink Road. She has a wonderful shop on Etsy if you haven't checked it out yet!. Be sure to leave a comment along the way and have a chance to win a gift certificate to her shop!!
So - its time move along to Lenny and her amazing project for you!! If you get lost along the way - below is the hop order!! Have fun on the rest of the hop!!
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