Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today with some inspiration featuring treats that just scream summertime to me. It's been hotter than blazes in my neck of the woods; summer is in full swing. Not much says summer like walking around a carnival with cotton candy, licking up a snow-cone, or drooling over some cherry pie. I've used the You're Sweet As Pie stamp set to create some custom patterned paper for today's project, creating a "window" of pattern with a little masking, my T-square, and a black fine line marker. Let's get started with the details!
To start today's project, I began with a panel of white Copic-friendly cardstock. I then used my T-square and a thin black pen to create a rectangular frame on my panel, finally covering the outer edges of the panel using Post-It notes to create a mask. I then stamped the dessert stamps from You're Sweet As Pie using Intense Black Ink. I overlapped the pattern on the edges of the masked areas to create the illusion that the pattern continued beyond the edges of the frame. After I'd finished stamping my pattern, I colored the images using Copic markers in bright summery shades.
After I'd finished coloring my images, I removed my masks to reveal a clean white frame around the edge of my sweet and colorful patterned paper. I stamped a greeting from You're Sweet As Pie onto some strips of Pitch Black cardstock using Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink and added some white embossing powder.
I adhered the sentiment strips on the patterned panel, then trimmed the edges of the panel down a bit and adhered it to an A2 panel of Pitch Black cardstock to create a nice neat frame around the edge.
Well, that's all for my project today! I hope you're staying cool wherever you are, maybe with a snow cone to help! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
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