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I used a turning interval of 30° for my design. For my first round of inking, I used Speckled Egg on the irregular shaped cluster of hearts and Tattered Rose on the big outlined heart while jumping from one solid circle to the next. Then I used Blueprint Sketch on my second next round of inking while jumping from one outlined circle to the next.
Ashley chose the largest size Paper Positioner and used a 7 1/2″ piece of white cardstock as her canvas. To begin, she blended alternating colours of Distress Oxide inks in Speckled Egg, and Chipped Sapphire on just one of the stencil (Barrel 2) from the Sacred Lotus Stencil set, jumping from one heart symbol to another (ie. turning her stencil at 22.5° at each rotation); while leaving one out of every four rotations blank to later position her heat embossed petals.
After she’s done all her ink blending, she used Versamark ink and added silver embossing powder on the remaining petals. I just love the shimmery look with the heat embossing!
I really like how colourful she made all of the characters look! Everything comes together and it is so fun and cheerful! It’s like a super happy sushi family portrait! I love how she even added a faux tile backsplash to the counter!
She also decorated the inside of the card by using a trimmed portion from her original 6″ x 6″ card that she blended – so clever! She stamped out one of the images from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set, “Happy Mail” along with three cute images on the inside.
This card makes a great variety of cards, for example, encouragement cards, just-because cards, thinking of you cards, etc. Who could resist these cute pieces of sushi!
Thank you Bobbi for your wonderful inspiration! What a great way to start the day!