Have you been using Zoom to keep in touch? We certainly have and we are delighted that EH Design Ambassador Sandy Allnock is here to share a fun & silly Zoom card!
Hellooooooo and welcome to the FINAL week of the Summer of Stamping! Have you enjoyed this month as much as I have? So many awesome inspiring projects – and FUN new stamps to play with! I’ve been joining in each Monday, so if you missed any of my posts, just do a search on my blog for “Summer of Stamping” – I had fun!
But today…I’m here with a card that IS MY LIFE right now. Though I already work at home and don’t have regular “outside” meetings on a regular basis, I’m very involved in Toastmasters and have regular Zoom meetings with those folks each week. And a few friends have had “dinner” together over Zoom occasionally to catch up with each other too! So the new Voices sets of stamp totally inspired me to make this one.
I colored it in Polychromos pencils on hot press watercolor paper – yep, watercolor paper! The texture is smoothish yet soft and made of cotton, so it just loves colored pencils.
When stamping and masking, set up the scene, and figure out which item is closest to the front – in this case, the water glass. Stamp and mask that, then stamp the next item behind it (the computer), then mask and stamp anything behind it.
The blending is done first with pencils themselves – doing a little of that work makes the blending solution steps easier. But as you saw in the wooden table, layers of pencil can overcome that easily. Faces can be easily masked into measured-out squares using sticky notes.
I have two more cards made with these sets over on my blog…these are in watercolor! The first is simpler, and I show you how to draw a mask on the Voices ladies…..
The second is another “story of my life” card – I have quarantine hair issues already, then add on masks for a fabulous new 2020 look? Okay! So I invented a magazine that shows great styles that make you look so so sexy in a mask. Ha! It’s just a bit of craziness to make everyone smile. This card is a giveaway that ends this weekend, so pop over right away to leave a comment to enter!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Summer of Stamping! I like this a lot better than Christmas in July…it suits me to wait on holiday cards til it’s all last-minute, know what I mean? Ha!
Enjoy the REST of your summer, hopefully using some of the new sets from this month! Sandy