Hello! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely ready for the weekend! It has been a long week of homeschooling and I am looking forward to two days “off”.
I wanted to share this one layer card that I created from a newly released set of stamps from The Stamps of Life called hats4critters. This set is so cute and versatile! I love how it comes with a variety of hats for all different occasions.
However, I used the Santa hat to make this particular card a Christmas card. I started by first drawing a light pencil line on a smooth white piece of cardstock. This was going to be my “snow” pile. I then lined up my critter stamps in the order I wanted to place them on the card. Since the owl was the smallest of the four, I wanted to put him in the front. I then stamped his hat and masked it. Following that, I stamped the owl so that he would “fit” into his hat once the masking paper was removed. I then masked the owl and stamped the hat of the cat and the raccoon. After masking these hats as well, I then stamped those two critters. I did not have to initally create a mask for the cat but I did create one for the racoon before I stamped the cute little white dog.
Once I had my main image of the four animals wearing their hats, I then colored the background with Copic markers. I used B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, and B0000 for my sky. I got this color combination idea from Michelle over at The Card Grotto. She had done a card with this beautiful blue background that just seemed to “pop”. Her coloring skills are much better than mine (she makes some seriously beautiful cards) but I was happy with the final result! Once I finished coloring the sky, I placed the masking paper back over each animal (I now had to create one for the cat) and their hats so that I could splatter some white paint over the top of the sky without ruining or covering their images.
Once the sky was finished, I colored the snow with some light grey tones and a colorless blender. I then added a layer of clear glitter using my Clear Stella Glitter Pen to give the snow some shimmer. I then colored the hats and critters themselves. I outlined the hats with a black gel pen in order to see them better against the background.
Lastly, I added a stitched scallop piece of red cardstock using the large frame from Mama Elephant’s All Prettied Up Creative Cuts followed by a large stitched rectangle on white cardstock.
This stamp set also comes with matching dies but I ended up not using them for this card.
I will be sending this card off to the Addicted to Stamps and More “Anything Goes” Challenge.
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