Weekender with Wanda – Celebrating National Donut Day!

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Hi there friends! Happy Saturday! It’s officially Summer and June! Are you out having a great time this weekend? Are you headed off on vacation or going to some graduation parties? So far, at my house we are having a very mellow Summer, which is just fine with me. I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and smiles! Yesterday was National Donut Day! Who even knew there was such a thing? My friend Stephanie let me know of this very important holiday and so I decided to honor it with a card!  I used the awesome Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamp Set called…what else…I LOVE DONUTS! And SSS has this set on sale this weekend so you can make donut cards! I created a cool pop art graphic background and colored it with my Copic Markers in fun shades of bright pink. Do you love donuts too?

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Since the background is really the star of this card, I kept the sentiment and accents on the small side. I created a cluster of circles, hearts, gems, and words for this part of the card. I die cut two of the Simon Says Stamp Stitched circles and layered those first. Then I used the Line shape Dies and cut out a heart. Simon Says Stamp’s new Clear Ink is PERFECT for heat embossing. Here is used white embossing powder on crisp black paper.

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The card base is made from kraft cardstock. I used the fabulous Femme Frames dies from Mama Elephant to die cut a perfect scalloped border around my white layer.

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To make my background layer I first cut out the correct size of neenah white cardstock. I used my grid paper to help me when I’m making graphic backgrounds. I uses repositionable adhesive to tack the paper down onto my grid. This helps me line up everything. I used SSS Intense Black Ink, because it’s the best for Copic Coloring. I stamped the first donut in the center and then worked my way out in rows. Since we *love* donuts I felt I needed to add some hearts too! The heart is from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set.

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Now the fun part! I colored all those cool donuts with two shades of brown and two shades of pink Copic Markers. If you look closely you can see a very faint outline of C2 Grey marker around the donuts. This adds a small shadow to make the colors pop.

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My accents and words were attached to the card using foam squares.

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And a pretty pink bakers twine bow to finish off the top!

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So…happy Donut Day! Cheers to that! Thank you for stopping by today for a donut break with me. Happy Crafting! Until we meet again soon!

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  1. Fabulous yummy card! Thanks for the tip about outlining the doughnuts with grey to make the colours really stand out!

  2. In the words of Homer Simpson … “Mmmm, donuts” LOL And who could resist them with pink icing and sprinkles on top??? Not me! A gorgeous card, Wanda!

  3. These donuts are so cute, Wanda! Great sale price, I just didn’t have time to participate. Love this set tho. ;). Thanks SSS and Wanda!

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