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"


  1. This is super cute, Andrea! Love this design!

  2. Wonderful work!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  3. Oh this is so cute and love the wobbly eyes.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. These are so cute! You color beautifully! :)


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