Hello crafters! It’s the 15th of the month and that means you still have half a month to participate in our Make The Day Special Stamp Store blog challenge. Should you do that? Well, are you not keen on winning a voucher and spend some money (not your own) in that wonderful start? Yeah, I thought so too.
Here is the sketch that we are working with this month. It actually took me quite a while to warm up to it. And then I asked myself: “What would Keren Baker do?” Because, you know, my fellow Make The Day Special Stamp Store design team teammate is pretty creative and I just admire whatever she does. So I turned the sketch 🙂
I also decided it was about time I finally played with the wonderful Mama Elephant stamp set called “Ella & Friends”. It’s just such a versatile set and I have so many more ideas to use it. For this card, I wanted to emphasize the friend aspect and to really focus on the interaction between two characters. So I stamped the elephant twice, the first half in dark ink, and the other half in light ink. I die cut the first half of the elephant with the tag die from my card base so I could prop it up. Before I even started any coloring with my Copics, I used some masking fluid to mask of the elephant and the little bunny and the stones.
Once the masking fluid had dried, I mask off to stripes and then used distress ink to color in the stripes. As you can see, I used a light gray (it might even have been a light Hero Arts dye ink that I used there) on the tag, and a colorful yellow and orange on the card base. They are just such cheerful colors.
Once that was done, I gently rubbed off the masking fluid and then colored the critters with my Copic markers. I added a few circle images that I stamped out in matching ink colors just to give the card a little bit more interest. A little gem here and there adds some sparkle.
And that’s actually already it. It took me a while, mainly because I had to wait for the masking fluid to dry, but I really like the result. I hope you stop by our challenge and enter it, I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create.
Of you go for now, and I’ll see you again tomorrow with another card. Cheers!