356 Degrees? What am I talking about? Why it's the new Pink Paislee line and Lil' Lambs Boutique has set up an awesome kit with these papers. The Deluxe kit can be found here. Of course, there was no way I was going to pass up the long card sketch from Mojo Monday this week.
My favorite part of the sketch was the 3 panel series on the card. I knew right off that I wanted to stamp a scene and split it across the 3 panels. What perfect timing too...I received my box from Lil' Lambs Boutique with my set of Copic markers. I might have done a little happy dance when no one was looking. I kept hearing about these wonderments and I can honestly say, I may never go back to pencil coloring again. They are that easy and fun to work with. I definitely need some more technique work with them, but I'll keep practicing for sure!
I embossed the blue background field with my Cuttlebug embossing folder. The edges are inked with Faded Blue Distress Ink and the White Bazzill Bling cardstock is inked around the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
I grabbed my Scalloped Oval Spellbinders to create the birthday tag. After cutting and embossing the edge, I grabbed my Copic markers in 2 shades of Orange and colored the outer rim and outer edge. Instant double matting!
After seeing the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, I knew I had to make this envelope for the card. I saw this tutorial for long envelopes using only one entire 12x12 sheet of double sided paper. Isn't this cool? You can see the tutorial here. I used one of the sheets from the 365 Degree Collection that went quite nicely with the card above. I edged the envelope flap with the gorgeous lace found in the Deluxe kit.
I cut out the flourish using the Quickutz Cookie Cutter 12" Border Die and the White Bazzill Bling Cardstock. The flourish is edged with a blue Copic marker and then spritzed with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Tsukineko (included in the Deluxe kit).
Finally I picked the gorgeous cream and orange Prima blossom from the kit, inked the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and attached it to the point of the envelope flap. I also spritzed it with the Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz for a shinier look in the light.
Here you can see how nicely the card fits inside the envelope.
A perfect gift for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday.