Ahhh . . . the simple summer-time, don't you love the ease of it? I know I'd like to be taking it easy in a hammock like this one!
Coloring Karen Lockhart's sweet new Summer Hammock stamp (just released earlier this month) is just what I needed to put me in a relaxing mood! I stamped it onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with these Copic markers:
Copic Tip: Notice the color numbers I chose (except the grays, used for shading) all begin with a 1 -- this assures you that your colors will all fall within the same more saturated truer/brighter color range (0's, 1's, or 2's), as opposed to numbers beginning with 7, 8, or 9 which have more gray added to them, desaturating them and making them more suited for shading or to convey an earthy, shabby or vintage feeling.
Next, I used the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer Tool with Straight Stitch and Piercing Mat to pierce holes in the cardstock for the hammock to have something to be tied to, and then stitched with twine. To keep the hammock panel from being lumpy and bumpy if adhered directly on the cardfront, I used Copic's High Tack Double-Sided Foam Tape to raise the panel off the card base:
Yellow Stickles accent the hammock fringe and a strip of pretty Lily Bee Buttercup paper, trimmed along the zig-zag pattern, finishes this card. The sweet Lockhart sentiment is another new June release.
I hope you find time to relax this weekend . . . I know I will!
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Company Summer Hammock #2177 & Enjoy the simple things #10093
Paper: Neenah Solar White cardstock; Lily Bee 6x6 Tiny Tablet-Buttercup; Memory Box Notecard & Envelope-Bayou;
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, C2, C3, C5, RV13, RV14, Y11, Y17
Dies: Sizzix Framelits-Fancy Labels;
Accessories: Sew Easy Stitch Piercer Tool-Straight Stitch & Piercing Mat; Doodlebug Twine Assortment-Brights; Ranger Stickles-Yellow;
Other: Embroidery needle