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Guest Designer Sunday with Audrey Tokach

Hello! My name is Audrey, and I am a native Philadelphian living in Florida with my two beautiful boys and my handsome husband of almost 14 years. I am an artsy, coffee drinking, animal lover. My love for art started as a child... I hopped from hobby to hobby but had never quite found my creative niche. I started scrapbooking in 2001 when I was pregnant with my oldest son, and after a few years, I was introduced to stamping and card making. It was immediate love! Whimsical, cutesy images are my favorite and could spend hours and hours coloring with my Copic markers. When I am not creating, I am spending time with my boys, loving on my animals, or searching Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration for my next creative project. I am just thrilled to be joining the Butterfly Reflections Ink gang this month! I hope you'll stop by my blog for a visit! :)
To create my card, I started off with a piece of blue chevron patterned paper from the Avery Elle Everyday Collection 6x6 paper pad. I used the scalloped frame from the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers die set to cut a piece of white card stock. Then I used the rounded rectangle die from the same set to cut a piece of sunburst patterned paper also from the Everyday Collection paper pad. I matted that piece on some dark orange card stock to give nice contrast and a pop of bold color. I cut the word "sunshine" (also from the Sunshine Layers die set) from both white and dark orange card stock. Using copic markers, I created an orange ombre effect on the white diecut word, then adhered it slightly offset, onto the dark orange diecut to create a shadow. I cut the clouds from the die set from white card stock and used copic markers and my colorless blender to add a faint blue shadow to the bottom of the solid clouds. The sun is also diecut from white card stock and colored with copics. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the WPlus9 Sending Sunshine stamp set on the top of the sunburst panel, then adhered the diecut word on a slight angle for some added interest. The clouds were adhered with a glue pen and the sun was popped up with foam tape. Before I adhered it down, I threaded some twine through an orange button and glued that in the center of the sun. The entire scalloped panel is popped up on the card front using foam tape, and to finish things off, I added a scattering of sequins.


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