Hello crafty friends! Today I have the honor of beginning a month long guest designer stint for Whimsy Stamps! I was so honored to be asked, because they have stamps and dies galore and I could pick a few goodies to work with. One of the stamp sets I really was looking forward to was Snappy Birthday – it’s perfect for the summer, for coloring, and for having silly fun with. Let’s have a look!
Today is all about perfect blending, and I know that some of us struggle with that, me included! Usually, when working on Copic-friendly paper, it works out well, or at least ok. And we’d normally not consider paper like Bazzill Marshmallow Card Shoppe card stock, like I used here, or even watercolor card stock (like I demonstrated in this video). But the upside of using these papers is that the ink slightly feathers (seeps off to the side of the stroke) and that can make blending much easier.
With these fun characters, I had a blast getting out all my markers, both Copic and Shinhan Twin Touch Brush, and they worked magnificently on this paper. I fussy cut the critters and then applied a generous amount (two layers) of Wink of Stella. Alternatively, you could also spray them with some Perfect Pearl mist to get a great shimmer effect. As you can see in the close ups, I even added some white gel pen lines to increase the illusion of their bodies having dimension and reflecting light.
To make them stand out against the card, I created a background panel with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Film Strip die and some patterned paper. It offsets the characters nicely against the otherwise white card, and of course I had to add some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, droplets, and beads for shimmer.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired! I’ll see you next Wednesday for my second Whimsy Stamps project, which will be very elegant, with just a tiny splash of color. I’d love for you to stop by!
This card goes off to Addicted To Stamps and More “Anything Goes”.
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