Back again with another take on the Thinking of You Card Challenge with Ashley!
I have been on a bit of a scene kick lately so, of course, I once again have a card with a stamped scene. This one features stamp from Ink Blot Shop’s get tired of a Flopsy Forest Friends and Tiny Bubbles stamp sets. (They are both available at Simon Says Stamp! as well.)
I went old school by doing a lot of fussy cutting to put this scene together. I stamped the bears, hearts and trees on a piece of cardstock and went to town by coloring them in with markers. I went more with a specific look when I did the coloring, rather than subscribing to any traditional marker blending philosophy.
Lean in close for a minute, friends. I feel the need to confess something to you. I detest a lot of stuffy rules in card making and scrapbooking and really prefer to do my own thing, seeing where creativity takes me. And sometimes that means saying, “You know what. I don’t care about your (insert: marker blending) rules. I like the look I’ve got going on and am going to run with it for MY card.”
To give the bears (and the hearts too) a little extra pop, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops to them. It’s amazing how just a little something can add such pop.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge. Be back again tomorrow.
Back again with another take on the Thinking of You Card Challenge with Ashley.
Today’s card features some images from the Flopsy Forest Friends stamp set from Ink Blot Shop. It’s a new one. (It’s available over on Simon Says Stamp! too.)
The words are from the Hello Lovely stamp set, also from Ink Blot Shop.
I once again used my awesome cheap markers I found on Amazon to do the coloring. I also did a little creative masking to merge the mouse and stump together, so to speak.
The papers are all from my box of scraps. Always love mixing and matching patterned papers together and seeing what I come up with.
To add a little extra detail to the scene, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in orange, pink and black. (The black is on the fox’s nose. It’s kinda hidden, but trust me, it’s there.)
That’s what I got. Once again, don’t forget to check out Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge. She’s got the cutest card today… in my “professional” card loving opinion and all. (Wink!)
Back again with another challenge card. This time Ashley and I are challenging each other to make Thinking of You cards.
The idea behind this challenge? We wanted to do something in the spirit of Happy Mail and make cards to send to our friends and loved ones. (By the way, my friends, Jennifer McGuire and Kimberly Crawford, both do a FANTASTIC job of encouraging card makers all the time to send out their stamped cards! You should check them out. Jennifer’s motto is “Share Handmade Kindness” and encourages others all the time, while Kimberly encourages folks to “Mail It Monday” and get those cards out. Not to mention, both are always sharing their creativity!)
Anyway, back to the card.
I created this sweet little scene with some stamps from Ink Blot Shop’s Billy Silly Goats stamp set. Such a fun set with so many adorable goats. (It’s available through Ink Blot Shop, as well as Simon Says Stamp!)
I created the background by sponging some green and yellow ink on cardstock. Then I stamped the little scene. I also sponged a little black ink below the goats to ground them, so to speak. (Oh yeah, and I added some color to the fence, hearts and flowers with markers.)
I stamped the goats a second time on another piece of paper, colored them in with markers and fussy cut them out with my scissors. I used 3D Foam Squares to adhere them to my card so they’d pop up… and really stand out.
I completed the card by adding some extra details with liquid dots, a strip of patterned paper and a stamped sentiment. I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Alright! Be sure to swing by Ashley’s first take on the challenge. It’s amazing.
See you again soon. Thank you, as always, for stopping by!