Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Life is a PICNIC

The sun is shining and warm weather is finally upon us!! Yay!! And to celebrate why not take a nice country picnic?! Well, at least a nice country picnic on your crafting table!! LOL

That is what I did making this uber cute picnic themed card by using  Pink and Main's NEW "Picnic" stamp set.

Other Supplies Used
Cut'n'Boss (Craftwell)
**BRAND NEW** Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
Stephanie Barnard's Scallop w/ Greetings Drop-Ins (Sizzix)
Scallop Wavy Lines Dies (Pink and Main)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Red Gingham Cardstock (Playshop Paper Hawaii)
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers-GB9, EB4, EB6, BG7, GB1, DR1, DR4, CG2, CG4,DG3,1G4, GG4, CT2, OR1, TB1
Spectrum Noir Color Pencils- 70, 89, 100
PITT Artist Pens- XS, S, B (Faber-Castell)
Chalklets- Red Chalk (EK Success)
White Gellyroll Pen (Sakura)
White PC938 Color Pencil (Prismacolor)
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
 CutterBee Scissors (EK Success)

I started by stamping my images using Tuxedo Black Ink onto plain white cardstock.

Then, I colored my images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. For the ants I used GB9 and EB4. 

For their eyes, I used BT3 and TB4 and also used SN color pencil 70... and a white Prismcolor pencil PC938 for the eye centers.

For the hamburger I used:
For the bun- GB1, GB9 and shaded with SN color pencils 89 & 100...
for the sesame seeds I used BG7. 
The burger, BG7 & EB6,
Lettuce-CG3 & DG3,
Cheese- CT2 & OR1

For the Watermelon, DR2, DR4, CG2, & DG3

For the fork, IG4 & GG4.

I used red chalk for ant cheeks and also added highlights throughout using a white jellyroll pen. For eyelashes I used an XS PITT Artist Pen. And for the final touch, I used Diamond Glaze to add a little rhinestone onto the girl ant's head.

Now onto my card base. I love using die sets to make card bases. No need for pre- measuring or scoring. I just cut and fold.. and presto, instant card.

For today's card I used Stephanie Barnard's Scallop w/ Gettings Drop-Ins Die Set.  I cut the card base out of plain white cardstock and the card out of red and white gingham cardstock.

For my background, I cut a piece of white cardstock 3.25"x 4.25". I cut out  hills from scraps of green patterned paper I had laying around using  Pink and Main's Scallop Wavy Lines Die. Then trimmed them down to fit my white cardstock.

I wanted my background to look more like the sky so I airbrushed it using my ebrush machine and Spectrum Noir marker in TB1.

To adhere everything together I used a brand spanking new item... 
It is sooo new that's it's is not even out yet!!

The Creative Station Lite by Xyron.
This is a miniature of it's big sister, her predecessor... the Creative Station, And, just like her big sister, she can has the  ability to change between two different sizes and different refill cartridges.... magnet, laminate, and of course ... permanent and repositionable adhesive!! EEEEEKK!! All the perks of the original Creative Station but in a compact and portable size. Great to take with you to crops or while traveling.

The New Xyron Creative Station Lite will be making its World Launch on HSN March 16th!

So stay tuned!!

IT was just perfect for today's project. It provided me with edge to edge coverage with very little to no waste... the perfect size for my card pieces.

I made a little train of all my card pieces, and ran them all through at one time.

Then all I did was adhere my pieces onto each other.

 First creating my landscape background, then attaching my scalloped mat onto the card base. Then attaching my background to the card.

Before adding my ants, I stamped my sentiment across the top of my card using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

I added foam adhesive to the back f my ants for a bit of dimension and then adhered them to the front of my card.

And here is my finished card...

I really love how this card came out!! This stamp set from Pink and Main is so adorable and the scalloped edge of the card gives it a very old town country feel.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!

Until next time...

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