Wednesday, July 22, 2015
OHC 83 - French with SOG
Today's card features a lovely stamp from Some Odd Girl called Frenchie Gwen. I was really drawn to this stamp set for two reasons: 1) It's a lovely image with a super cute outfit that looked like fun to color, and 2) I have family living in an area that predominantly speaks French, so a stamp with sentiments in French is high on my "need it" list when it comes to supplies. So, when I pulled out OHC theme 83 - French, this was the stamp I reached for.
I started by stamping Gwen in black hybrid ink onto some Copic marker paper. I colored her in with Copics, choosing a palette of white, blue, dark grey and a hint of red. After she was colored in, I added some accents with a white gel pen and carefully cut Gwen out with a pair of sharp scissors.
I grabbed a couple of great patterned papers. The first was a simple navy with a tiny white polkadot, and the second was an air-mail stripe that brought in the touch of red that was accented on Gwen. I adhered the two papers to a white top-folding A2 card base (4¼x5½"). I then cut a chunky strip of white cardstock and added my sentiment in navy ink. I cut one end at an angle and adhered it to the card with foam squares.
I wanted to add a touch of gold to the card - the sparkle would contrast fabulously with the navy, so I added one of the awesome gold foil doilies from Some Odd Girl. Of course, the doily photographed very shiny, but I assure you that it's a lovely gold in person.
I adhered Gwen to the card with foam squares and then scattered a few enamel dots around for fun.
Thanks for reading!