Saturday, February 8, 2020

Love is all you need...

Hello, hello!

Are you ready for another Stamping Bella Scenic Saturday card? With Valentine's Day less than a week away I really wanted to ink up the new Teeny Tiny Townie Love stamp from the latest release... I mean seriously, how could I not? Sure, love in all its forms should be celebrated year long but I don't think it is a bad thing to take a day and really focus on this crazy feeling that completely feeds the soul,
whether it is for pets, partners, friends or family, the more love you give the more you receive.  
These cuties are so exuberant and joyful as they parade across the card, spreading the love, that I was inspired to try and capture that parade feeling. And sometimes that means setting aside the markers and grabbing the stencils and inks instead. So I masked off each of the girls as well as the bottom third of the card that I wanted to remain white and started to add falling confetti to the background using some pink and red inks. Once that was on I pulled away the mask at the bottom of the card and grabbed a black multiliner pen to draw in the faux striped washi tape behind them. 
Now you know me, I couldn't finish this card without some kind of coloring challenge so I decided to try and make the letters they are holding look like shiny Mylar balloons. Once again Google is my best friend and I was able to find photos of balloon letters that gave me a type of pattern to follow in order to create that illusion of very shiny material. I used three reds, R43, R46 and R89 along with W10 because I was using a warmer color combo. But you can achieve the same look in any color by simply grabbing a light, medium and very dark marker combo, though I recommend grabbing a C10 or N10 if you are working with cooler colors. Once the marker colors are done the real magic comes when you add in the white highlights either with a gel pen or I used the Copic opaque paint. It was a fun challenge to do and totally becomes the focal point that I wanted it to be. 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Teeny Tiny Townie Love), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Papertrey Ink pure poppy, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things confetti stencils
Doodlebug heart sprinkles
Copic opaque white
Copic markers:
girl 1 skin- E21, E23, E04, R20
girl 1 hair- T6, T10
girl 2 and 3 skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
girl 2 hair- Y32, E35
girl 3 hair- YR21, YR27, E39
girl 4 skin- E33, E57, R20
girl 4 hair- E35, E47, E49
clothes- E81, V20, W00, R46
balloons- R43, R46, R89, W10


ARKtistically Creative ~"Trudy!" Neumann said...

Such a Wonderful card...see comments on FB.

ARKtistically Creative ~"Trudy!" Neumann said...

Stamp Junkies group.

Julie D. Richards said...

Those girls are precious but the balloons are so realistic. Hugs.

Fikreta said...

its amazing!

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