Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in a big Simon welcome to Mendi Yoshikawa of Sunny Studio Stamps as a first time guest on our store blog! We just love this fun brand, and our excited to be spotlighting it on the blog today with two fabulous card examples! Read on and enjoy!
Hi there! My name is Mendi Yoshikawa and I’m the owner of a new company called Sunny Studio. I’m so honored to be sharing a couple cards on the blog today featuring our newest release for summer!
Up first I have a card using our new Fresh & Fruity Set. I’m a sucker for complimentary color schemes so when I started to arrange some of the fruit I had pre-colored with my Copic Markers I was delighted to discover how great these particular fruit looked when paired together in a grouping (along with the apple from our previously release School Time set). Before adhering the images to my card front, I lightly traced the bottoms of the fruit with a pencil and then colored in some light shadows using the W0 and W1 Copic Markers. To add extra detail to my images I stamped the companion seed stamp from the set on my strawberries and then heat embossed them using white embossing powder. I also added shiny reflection marks to my apple and cherries with a white gel pen before covering them with glossy accents. As a final finishing touch I added a thin strip of patterned paper from Doodlebug’s newest swiss dot papers to match the seeds on my strawberries–I love how it tied everything together and added a little weight to the bottom of my card!
For my second project today I have a card using the flamingos and hibiscus flower from our new Tropical Paradise set. I wanted to create a special arched panel to house my little flamingo pair so I created a special cutting file on my Silhouette that I’m offering to you all today as a free download. Before cutting my panel though I started by inking up a white cardstock panel with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers distress ink using my favorite Jumbo dauber to blend the colors from light to dark. By inking my panel first and then cutting, I was able to avoid harsh outlines around my piece. Next I cut some masking material using the wavy border dies. Using some more of the Peacock Feather distress ink I sponged on some ink using the die-cut mask to create my waves on the bottom half of my panel. I then heat embossed my sentiment at the bottom in white and adhered the entire piece to a piece of fun foam before adhering them to my card front. To add a little sparkle, I colored a piece of glitter tape with a coordinating copic marker before adding it to my piece and layering it with my hibiscus flower and leaves. To finish my card I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter to my flower and heart, some glossy accents to the heart and a few jewels scattered along the bottom.
I hope I’ve inspired you to take a closer look at these fun sets. I can’t wait to see what you create! Make sure to add the hashtag #sunnystudiostamps when sharing on social media so I can stop by and leave you some love. :)
Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Mendi for being our guest!
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