Friday, May 1, 2015
Just for You
Send a Smile 4 Kids' current challenge theme is "Birthday Fun 4 Kids." I decided to create one more card for this.
I began by cutting a piece of Strathmore Multimedia Paper for my focal panel. I stamped the turtle & elephant from Spellbinders' "Your Day" stamp set in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, to form a "parade." I then colored the images with Inktense pencils, using a damp brush to blend the colors.
Once the images were dry, I coated them with masking fluid, and set it aside to dry. When the masking fluid was completely dry, I masked off the bottom part of the card with painter's tape, and inked the sky area with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. When that was done, I masked off the top area, and inked the grass with Mowed Lawn Distress ink. I added shadows under each critter by applying more ink with a cotton swab. Then I removed the masking fluid.
I had a hard time figuring out where to place the greeting. I thought about centering it above the elephant. But since the elephant is not dead center, it just looked wrong. So I finally figured, if I wasn't going to put the greeting in the middle, I needed to make it well off-center. So I ended up stamping towards the left side of the card, again using Archival Jet Black ink, to match the black in the images.
I matted the focal panel with yellow cardstock, then red glitter cardstock, and finally teal, before adhering it to my 5.5x8.5" card base. As a finishing touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella shimmer to the gift boxes, and googly eyes to each critter.
I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes"