It’s Wednesday, and this week, I couldn’t wait to colour up this super adorable image called Funny Farm – T065 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I also thought that the sentiment – Have You Herd The News – G080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was perfect for these little characters. Their facial expressions, just make you wonder what it is that is so secret that they can’t wait to tell you!! Hmmmm! Could it be a birthday surprise, or maybe a new baby is coming? or someone is retiring??? or someone just graduated???? This combo could be use for so many possibilities and that is why it was so much fun to play with.
Above is the card from the front angle and below is the card from the top angle.
To make my card this week, I started off with a green cardstock base of 5.5″ x 11″. Then I scored it at 5.5″ and 2.75″ on one side from the edge to make it a pop-up card. I also cut another piece of cardstock at about 4-1/8″ x 5.25″. I added some patterned paper from DCWV – Fashion District to this piece and to the inside bottom of the card, cut to the same size. Next, used My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found paper cut at 3.75″ x 5″ which I popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Before attaching the background papers, I edged around them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters.
I die-cut the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cricut and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Then I stamped the image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. After that, I coloured in the image using Copic markers. For the background, I used a new technique that I learned. First I used a Q-Tip to moisten the background with some Copic Colorless Blender and then I used a mixture of Copic Re-inkers listed below with a Q-Tip to create the sky and grass. Love this technique, as it is quick and easy. After colouring the image, I inked around the edges with the same Tim Holtz ink and then popped up the image using some 3M VHD – 2 sided tape.
I die cut the sentiment using the same die set that I used for the main image and then stamped the sentiment with Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink. I mounted it with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card Wood Texture cardstock. Then, I popped up the entire base background and sentiment with Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Adhesives onto the inside base of the card.
I attached the finished image that was mounted onto the background papers onto the lower half of the card that had been scored at 2.75″ earlier, leaving the top half empty.
Stamp: Funny Farm – T065 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Have You Herd The News – G080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV – Fashion District (6×6″, 15.2×15.2cm), Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card – Wood Texture (2-3/8×3-3/8″ – 85mm x 60mm), My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found (6×6″)
Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Adhesives
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Pig: E93, E44, E43, E40, R20, R000, R00
Sheep: C5, C3, C1, C0, B60
Cow: R20, R02, R00, R000, E93, C10, C9, C8, C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, Y17, Y15, Y13, Colorless Blender
Rooster: E99, E97, E23, E09, R24, BG53, BG78, BG75, BG72, Y06, YR21
Sky: B000, B00, Colorless Blender
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, Colorless Blender
Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!
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