I chose some papers from a pad of patterned paper that were very subtle on their own, but give lots of interest when layered together. And since many of the images in the paper pad were outlined in navy blue and not black, I applied the same technique myself. I stamped some critters from Happy Track & Field Chpt. 2 using a navy blue ink pad and my stamp platform. I was unsure about how the dye ink would react with my Copic markers, so I decided to use very simple coloring to avoid excessive blending and smudging my stamping. I used a few colors from the patterned paper and applied some dotting for texture. Then, I die cut the images with the coordinating Penguin Cuts .
Next, I die cut some layers from several different papers. My largest and darkest layer is cut from a teal tree covered pattern, and two from a smaller layer in both textured white and a white dot pattern. I cut a mustard layer 1/4 inch larger to mount the white layer upon. Then I used a reverse scallop circle die to remove the center of the textured white paper so that the colorful dots could show through. I mounted the canvas textured white over the dotted using foam tape, then mounted that onto the mustard paper.
I stamped a small sentiment onto a white strip of paper, and used a banner punch to give it dovetails. After glueing it to the top corner, I added a little flag for some excitement. I adhered all of my characters then mounted it all onto the largest teal layer. Once I used Scor Tape to attach it all to my card base, I decided it still needed some oomph, so I sprinkled some white sequins. I just adore the combination of the textured cardstock over the patterns and I hope you to too. Thank you for stopping by,