Welcome to the second Wee & Whimsical Wednesday. Every other Wednesday, I'm going to concentrate on an Inchie project. I've been seeing so many fun cherry products since the CHA peeks have started; those peeks inspired my post today - Cheery Cherries!
I started this card with a Black Inchie Square and the Lockhart Itty Bitty Cherry stamp. I love using the Blackboard Technique that I learned from Karen Lockhart, and these Black Inchie Squares are the perfect medium for it. Since they're 100% cotton, museum-quality matboard, they take the white ink beautifully. Once the white ink was dry (I speed up the process a little with my heat gun), I colored in the leaves and cherries with white pencil. With a white base, you can then layer color, allowing the vibrancy of the color to not fade into the black. Here, I used colored pencils for the leaves and Stickles for the cherries.
To finish off the Inchie Square, I took a white pen and wrote "Cheery Cherries" directly onto the black. (I used a Uniball Signo.) I love how Lisa Lee does this with her Inchies, so I had to give it a try. In my seemingly endless quest to rid the world of naked edges, I ran my white ink pad over the edges for the soft white edge that you see.
I picked a red Inchie Note card from the Holiday pack as my card base. I think these are great for quick little notes - and since they're 3.5" square, your Inchie masterpiece doesn't get lost in the landscape. The other brilliant part of these Note card packs is that they come with 4 Bar envelopes - so they're rectangular and you're not paying extra postage! The cards fit right inside and you save the additional cost for sending a square envelope - great combo, don't you think! I simply stamped the background with the IB Cherry and black ink and edged it with white. I then mounted the Inchie Square onto an Inchie paper, added a little ribbon and voila! The sweetest little card to make someone's day.
I hope this inspires you to create your own Inchie Note card! Last W&W Wednesday, a kind woman suggested doing these as challenges; I thought that sounded like a great idea, so should you decide to do so, please use keyword WWW01 at SCS or link back to your own blog in your comment! I can't wait to see what you create. Be well.
Inchie square, Inchie papers, Inchie Notes - Inchie Arts, LLC
Stamp: Itty Bitty Cherry - Lockhart Stamp Company
Ribbon: Pure Poppy Swiss Dots - Papertrey Ink