This month we are fortunate to be collaborating with Paper Smooches over at A Blog Named Hero. I chose this stamp set to work with, knowing I would get tons of use out of it, and I happen to love the font. For the focal image I used a new stamp set from Hero Arts, and stamped the main image twice. Then a few filler images to make it less empty. Used the Hero Arts unicorn white ink, which is the best I’ve used. Seriously, go buy it. Now. I’ll wait. 🙂
I used some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft colored pencils for the coloring, and honestly, they blended so smoothly, it was wonderful. Part of what made it so easy, I believe, is that I used a smooth paper for the stamped image. Just look at the way the colors move seamlessly into each other. And I’m certain I could have done a better job, but I wanted it to be a bit “rustic”, since it was on a kraft card stock. I mounted it onto a white card base which I had adhered some glitter paper to; just on the sides, can’t be too generous with glitter paper!
My favorite part of the card is the sentiment strip. I took a piece of the same paper that the image was on, and just scribbled the pencils back and forth across it, until it was very well blended. Then I embossed the sentiment on it, cut it into a large flag shape, and popped it up on some foam dots.
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