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?
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.
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.
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.
My accents and words were attached to the card using foam squares.
And a pretty pink bakers twine bow to finish off the top!
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!