Happy Monday to you, and happy second day of October. Ahhh, I love October. Autumn, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. Fall leaves, crisp weather. Pumpkin flavored things, if that’s your thing. Apples! Oh, the apples. Yay for autumn, you’re my favorite.
Another favorite of mine is Lawn Fawn stamps and dies and cardstock and inks and everything. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Marie Alvarez, the owner of Lawn Fawn, and oh my gosh, she’s even more amazing in person that you think she’ll be. So it makes me happy to be collaborating with them this month at A Blog Named Hero. And we are celebrating critters!
For my card, I used this adorable moose and sentiment from Critters in the Arctic. And grabbed some heart stamps from other sets. I love how there are so many small images included in Lawn Fawn stamp sets. They’re perfect for when you need just a little something something.
I used Copic markers to color in the moose, and distress oxide ink for the hearts, which stamped absolutely perfectly. However… please remember to let that dry, or to help it along with a heat gun. Don’t ask me how I know…
A little tip or trick about that main image. I stamped him first in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, which is my favorite ink for copic coloring, using my MISTI. After I colored him in, I then stamped him in Versafine Onyx black ink, to make those lines really stand out. That’s why I used the MISTI, for perfect placement.
I cut out my card front with one of the dies from Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and adhered that to the front of a Navy Notecard. I’m going to use this card for my husband, as our anniversary is coming up, and thought I’d keep it a bit more on the neutral to masculine side. That means I only added Wink of Stella to the hearts, ha. I also used a Zig Clean Color brush marker to add a little shadow under the moose.
A pretty simple card, but I’m in love with it. Oh! It Moose Be Love!
Please make sure to head on over to A Blog Named Hero to join in the challenge this month. Winner gets a gift certificate to Lawn Fawn. I wish I could win!