Thursday, May 12, 2022

Good Morning Sunshine!

 I love the mornings I see the sunrise, they make me happy and some of them I look at and try to figure out what Copic colours I would use to colour them ...would that be considered distracted driving? <smile>

 I live in a small rural town so my drive to work every day is on country roads. I am also up very early and in the spring primarily, I am blessed to catch the sunrise. They just seem more stunning in the spring .... maybe that is because the winter is always long, dreary and dark where I live. 

It is catching the sunrise on my drive and seeing the sun come up behind the barns I pass that inspired my card using "Barn" and "Hello Sunshine" sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. Good Morning Sunshine

  After stamping on Copic marker friendly paper, I hand fussy cut the barn leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and created my sun ray background using a stencil and some ink on watercolor paper. I find inks blend better and I can add more layers of ink on watercolor paper then card stock so that is what I use for ink and ink blending. After inking the background I cut it to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base. 

I wanted the stamp to be the centre of attention so I went with a grey gingham background for my other patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with a circle die and added it above the sun rays kind of looks like the sun coming up <wink>. Twine and enamel dots finish off my card.                                               

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Barn (TLF039) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Hello Sunshine (FDG031) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore Holiday - Honey Bee Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, sun ray stencil - Whimsy Stamps, Summer Sun ink - Stampin' Up, grass border die - Dress My Craft, twine, enamel dots

 Copic Markers:

Barn - R14 R27 R37 R59

Straw -Y11 Y15 YR23 Y26

Roof -T4 T6 T8 

Grass - YG25 G24 G28

Fence - E34 E35 E29

Weather Vane - C1 C2 C4 C5 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

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