Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16
I’ve been eyeing the new Laurel Bush stamps by Stampendous and I finally broke down today and bought some. The style and the colors are out of the norm for me, but that’s exactly why I wanted to color them. Although I have to admit that having a household of cats was certainly a determining influence as well!
Laurel Burch’s style is very distinctive as is her color palette. Stampendous has developed a Copic Marker Coloring Guide for this line of stamps which I used for guidance, but substituted when I needed an expanded selection to create some of the blending. Since it was my first, I followed an illustration of the original to practice her style, but it is truely an image where anything goes!
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics Stamps: Blossoming Feline by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: Dotted Dies by Avery Elle Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold Copics: B02, B04, B06, B26, V15 (cat’s body); B02, B04, B06, YG06, G09, V15 (cat’s face); Y15, YR04, YR09, V15, V28, BG01, YG06 (flowers); YG06, YG06 (leaves); V15, YR04, YR09, YG07 (butterfly); Y02, Y15, Y18, YR09, colorless blender (background)
I’ve sold out of nearly all of the baby cards in my Etsy shop so it was time to come up with some new designs and replenish my stock. While I like traditional baby colors and soft pastels, I really prefer non-traditional color combinations, especially when the results are gender neutral so that I can have appropriate cards on hand whether it’s a boy or girl.
I decided to use Bunny Luv by House Mouse Designs depicting a mother’s love for her baby as the central image. I still had on hand enough of the Sealed with a Kiss patterned card stock by Doodlebug to add as an accent. I wanted to play off the hearts in the stamped image with the design of the card stock. And while brown and red are probably not traditional baby colors, I think this combination works and I’m pleased with the end result.
The inside sentiment is an image that I created in PicMonkey using the font Mirabella which I purchased from Creative Market.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Avalanche; Co’redinations in Java Bean; Sealed with a Kiss from the Lovebugs Collection by Doodlebug Stamp: Bunny Luv by House Mouse Designs Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: A2 Matting Basics A, A2 Matting Basics B, 5×7 Matting Basics A, 5×7 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: C1, C2, C3, C4, R20 (baby); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (mother); BV20 (shading); R29 (hearts)