Hello crafters! Today I have two cards featuring stamps by Purple Onion Designs, using different coloring techniques. So let’s dive right in!
My first card features this charismatic deer whom I colored with my Inktense pencils. Since I wanted to make sure I have very strong highlights, I build up of the color very slowly from the shadow areas. I first laid down my lightest color, blended it out only a little bit towards the center of his body, and then (after every layer dried) came in with a darker color to give the shadows more pronunciation.
I like this image especially because it’s not on the super cute side so if you are not into that kind of critters, Purple Onion Designs also has some great images for you to play with. The sentiment is big and bold and helps to fill out the rest of the card. And for some additional accents I applied stickles to the nose of the reindeer and to his antlers and the bells on the blanket.
And of course I could not help to add some Stardust gelly roll pen, which I did after I had added some of these pearls. By placing my dots around them it looked almost like they had sprinkled some Stardust glitter around them.
My next card features some of the new stamps from the Snowflake Grove release. The moment I saw these two gnomes, named Emmett and Emerson, I knew I had to have them. They are just so happy that they will brighten up every card.
I actually stamped them out four times, but only colored them in once with my Copic markers. I did the same with the candy canes from the Sweet Shop Set, which is also part of the new Snowflake Grove release. Once I was done with the coloring, I send the paper through my Scan ’n Cut machine, which scanned all the images and then cut them out for me. This way, I didn’t have to fussy cut and the machine cut to the images exactly the same way. This allowed me to glue the second stamped image on the back of the colored one which gave my cutouts more stability.
I did some partial die cutting on the card to base in order to get the scalloped edge but not cut it apart completely. The front panel was then die cut with a new die by Pretty Pink Posh which gave me those fantastic openings that I could use to tell a story. I cut another piece of white card stock to the same size as the first one and used a dauber to gently sponge some color into the openings to add contrast. With foam tape I am mounted the front panel on top of the other white card stock and then glued that to some green card stock to mat it against the kraft.
And of course you know me, I could not help but at some silver dots to the card. I actually felt that without them, the card looked a little bit empty but I did not want to add any other images because that would have distracted from my little gnomes. So I glued some sequins down and added the silver dots around them, making sure to add them both to the bottom white panel and to the top white panel.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you got inspired. I’ll catch you again soon and I’d love to hear from you.
Product List Deer
Product List Gnomes