This is on my work table this evening. Have no idea yet where I going with the actual card design, but pretty pleased with the image. Since there are so many holly leaves, I used multiple green combinations to add variety to the wreath. For the bird, I used color washes of C1, BV20, and RV10 to create shading and highlights.
I’ve colored this image before and love the way that the shading creates the ombre effect in the yarn. I decided this time to color it in shades of blue (B91, B93, B95, B97) and use shades of blue green (BG10, BG11) to make the highlights pop. For the background, I used shades of warm gray (W00, W0, W01), softly blended with the colorless blender and then texturized by dabbing with a piece of terry cloth dampened with colorless blender. For more information, see the third method in Jennifer Dove’s tutorial on coloring backgrounds.
Paper: Bazzill Basics in Moody Blue and Walnut Cream; Bundled Up 6×6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella Stamps: Knit Gift by House Mouse Designs (Stampendous!); Life Words by Stampendous! Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!; Matting Basics B by Spellbinder; Diezyne Stitched Flags Punches: Ek Success 1.5″ Circle Punch; Ek Success 1.75″ Circle Punch Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21, R20 (skin); E41, E42, E43 (fur); BG10, BG11, B91, B93, B95, B97 (yarn); N1, N3, BG10, BG11 (needles); W00, W0, W01, 0 (background); BV20 (shadowing)
Paper: Twas The Night Before Christmas 6×6 pad by Graphic45 Stamp: Gifts to tie by House Mouse Designs; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21 (skin); C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5,C6 (fur); R46, R56, R59 (presents)
Here’s my Team B entry for the challenge. June has been a month full of birthdays so this one has already been sent off to its recipient!
Paper: Purple Palisades by Bazzill Basics Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections Stamp: Cake Nibbler by House Mouse Designs; Set 7 For You Circular Sentiments by Lili of the Valley; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: Labels Four by Spellbinders Punches: Tag Topper Scalloped Punch by Stampin’ Up!; Doily Lace Punch Edger by Martha Stewart Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Zig Copic® Markers: E000, R20 (skin); E40, E41, E42, E43 (fur); V01, V04, V06, Y32, Y35, Y38 (hat), B0000, BG10, R81, R83, R85 (cake), Y35 (candles), BV20 (shading)
Around here, June is a month full of celebrations — several birthdays, an anniversary, and Father’s Day — so I’ve been busy making cards. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peak of the image for my husband’s birthday card. With his birthday rapidly approaching, it’s time to put a card together for him.
To some, this image would probably make more sense for a July birthday. However, my husband is an NPS park ranger and he spends his days teaching the public about the history of the American flag. So this seemed like an appropriate birthday image for him despite the strong July 4th connotation.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Walnut Cream, Typhoon, and Red Devil Patterned Paper: Game Night from the Beach House Collection by Bazzill; Bright Stars by American Crafts Stamp: House Mouse Star Spangled Mice by Stampendous!; Messages with Florish by Hero Arts; Birthday Bash by Fiskars Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Vintage Sepia by Tsukineko®; Color Box Archival Dye in Moody Blue and Red Devil; Brilliance™ Pigment Ink by Tsukineko® in Starlit Silver and Galaxy Gold; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Tattered Rose Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders. Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps (Red) by Queen & Co.; Blue star adhesive rhinestones by Recollections Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 (skin); E41, E42, E43, E44, N1, N3, N5 (mice); R27, R29, R59, E40, E41, E42, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (flag); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (ground); B20 (shadows)