The other day I shared a snapshot of this colored image from Saturated Canary:
I had mentioned that my daughter loved it so much that she insisted that when I made something with it that she wanted it.
Well, a couple of nights ago my girl helped me out with her little brother's reading homework, giving me a chance to clean the supper dishes, throw P.E. clothes in the wash and get laundry put away. I am so grateful for her help because I was big-time grumpy. I was trying unsuccessfully to not let my irritation with how busy the afternoon and evening had been show and she stepped up and gave her mama a helping hand. She is such a gem.
I thought her actions demanded a little "thank you" card in the form of her favorite colored image. :)
This little card turned into more of a craft therapy project. A chance to just play and experiment with inks and stamps.
I don't do many square cards. Especially not square cards this big but because I know she wants to display it and I didn't have to mail it, I went with a 5.5" square card.
To create the brick wall background, I used one of the large background stamps from Impression Obsession and stamped it using the Festive Berries Distress Ink. Then I inked over the whole thing with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using the inking tool.
More on the background stamp: have you seen the awesome big background cling stamps from Impression Obsession? These things are incredible. Measuring in at 5.75" square, they will cover the entire front of your card. This is perfect when creating a standard 5.5" x 4.25" card. No more worrying about lining it up perfectly as to not miss anything, it will stamp edge to edge no problem! I love layering the designs one on top of each other too. For example, stamping a brick background and then adding "splatters" to distress the bricks even more using another color of ink. So much fun! I'm in love with these stamps.
These are a few of my favorites:
The Gradation one (last one in the row above) was used in my holiday card for Online Card Classes new class going on right now, Holiday Card Workshop. You can see a sneak of my card below. It created the perfect "snow" background for this card!
Here' s a list of the Copic Markers I used to color in the Saturated Canary Witchery image (linked below in the supplies) since I used quite a few markers. ha.
I also added notes out to the side on any special additions like Glossy Accents or techniques I did to "fix" mistakes, etc.
Witch on the Left:
Dress: B60, B63, B66, BG70, BG72, BG75, YR21, YR15, YR14, YR27
Hair: E55, E47, E49 (this witch's hair caused me a bit of grief as I couldn't quite get her color right. I ended up going darker than I had intended with her hair but I love the result. after coloring I thought blue highlights would be a fun, unexpected addition so I used the Colorless Blender to "remove" the color from several strands of her hair and added in the blue coloring.)
Hair highlights & eyes: B14, B16 (added Glossy accents over eyes to make them "shine" and to draw attention to the amazing eye detail of these images)
UGGS: N0, N3, N5 (added Sakura clear glitter pen over entire colored shoes)
Witch in the Middle:
Dress, hat & tights: YG21, YG23, YG25, B60, B63, B66, YR21, YR15, YR14 (I used the Sakura Clear Glitter Pen to add glitter dot detail to her green petticoat. It's subtle and much more evident IRL. Tiny, tiny clear gems dress up her pretty outfit.)
Hair: Y21, E55, E25
Lips: R81, R85
Eyes: YG23, YG25 (added Glossy accents over eyes to make them "shine" and to draw attention to the amazing eye detail of these images)
UGGS: R12, R14, R17, R89, YG25 (by adding R89 I was able to get some really nice shadowing detail on these shoes that give them a more dimensional appearance)
Witch on the right:
Dress & Tights: YG21, YG23, YG25, R81, R85, YR21, YR12, Y35 (I added tiny, tiny clear gems to this witch's dress, too.)
Hat: N0, N3, N5, N7, R81, R85, Y35, YR04, BG72, YG25
Hair: Y21, E31, E55
Eyes: V22, V28 (added Glossy accents over eyes to make them "shine" and to draw attention to the amazing eye detail of these images)
UGGS: E81, E84, E87, YR04 (I used the glitter pen to add detail to the orange polka dots)
Spellbook: V22, V28, N5, E50, E31, E55
To finish my card, I stamped a bunch of word bubble stamps from Studio Calico and Kelly Purkey using Hero Arts Mid-Tone inks, cut them out, inked the edges with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and adhered them to the card.
I added glitter pen to the SC wood stars for a bit of sparkle and I cut around the October Afternoon pumpkin and jack-o-lantern stickers to remove the border and tucked them around the witches feet.
I stamped the banner on a couple of colors of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad, cut them out, pieced the banner back together and stamped the greeting. I added glitter detail and gems before adhering with foam adhesive.
The inside of the card has another couple of stamped greetings for a nice presentation.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
- Studio Calico Foodie Stamp Set *discontinued*
- Studio Calicio Epic Stamp Set *discontinued*
- Studio Calico Project Life Good Stuff Stamp Set *discontinued*
Here's a few favorite costume photos from last night. Only 2 of my kids still trick or treated and I'm guessing next year it will only be 1 because my girl complained the whole time. Maybe it's the age or the hormones kicking in or whatever but sometimes I just have to walk away before I say something I will regret. sigh...
Anyway, they looked cute and I wanted to share!