Today I'm using Life's a Breeze from the new Joy Clair release. I love the images in this set and that you get two sizes of the kites is great! I like how simple this card was to put together. Even though the bottom layer is busy, coloring in the top panel only gives a nice focal point.
I started by adding my smaller images to a block. I stamped the three small kite images and sun with VersaFine turning my block around to change where the images stamped. Then I layered my stamped back ground on a black cardbase.
Then I stamped a large kite on a smaller panel and created a scene using the sun from Life's a Breeze and the clouds from Get Well Wishes. I then colored my kite and the sun with Copics after the VersaFine was dry. Layered the small panel on some black cardstock before adhering to my cardbase.
I've also been playing with some VersaFine Clair inks. I decided to see how they stamped on a cork coaster. I grabbed another Joy Clair set Inspirational Arrows and stamped them using Warm Breeze, Green Oasis and Morning Mist. I love how the colors look on the cork. I tried to use Verdant, but the color didn't show well enough so I stamped it again with the darker green.
I will mention I haven't tried using this coaster to much yet. After a couple of hours I did set a water bottle on it with no bleeding. I still want to see how it handle a glass of ice water once it starts sweating to see if there are any problems. If it works well, I plan to stamp more of these cork coasters in the future!
Until next time... Monica