Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Hello bellas!

Today I'm on the Bellariffic Blog with a new Scenic Saturday card to share. The latest release saw the addition of so many great new stamps to the store, including this Curvy Girl Plays Tennis image. She looks quite confident as she poses with her ball and racket, so much so that I thought she could use a tennis court background to call home. Since I myself do not play tennis, my first step was to Google photos of tennis courts to give me an idea of where to start. In fact, Google images is one of my best resources whenever I want to create any kind of background that I haven't done before. For this card in particular, I was inspired to recreate a clay court with a tall green screen fencing it in. Looking at the photo I was able to simplify the design into three distinct horizontal sections; the court, the fence and the sky/tree section at the top. By breaking the scene down into pieces like that, tackling a new background feels much more manageable. The net was created by leaving a narrow strip of white card stock showing as I colored in the green fencing, then using a black multi liner pen I drew in the netting below. For the finishing touch, I heat embossed the sentiment so that it would tie in with all of the other white accents throughout the scene. I hope this card inspires you to make the most of internet image searches the next time you want to create your own card backgrounds. :)

Stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It

stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Plays Tennis and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Mama Elephant postage frame die

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- E21, E23, E57, E79

clothes- C0, C2, C3, C5, 0, RV00, RV10, RV13, RV34, T3, T4

ball/racket- FYG1, YG21, YG91/C2, C6, C9, RV13, RV14

tennis court- E95, E97, E99, E44, G17, BG75, BG78, BG99

sky- B000, B00, B01

trees- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG67, BG99