Hello friends! It’s time for a brand new Birthday Project Challenge from My Favorite Things! The theme for this month’s challenge is to create a party scene. You can use a single set or mix and mingle characters from a variety of collections to create a festive atmosphere perfect for celebrating the lucky birthday boy or girl.
For my take on the challenge, I combined some of my favorite characters from SIX different Birdie Brown Sets. I have always been a big fan of combining old sets and reusing the items that I already own.
This type of single-layer card is not as hard as it may look. If you like to color, then it’s a perfect option! To start, I simply stamped my images where I thought that I would want them, overlapping as I go. As you can see, there’s a few sweet characters that didn’t make the final cut because I felt that they made the card look too crowded.
The only masking that I needed to do on this card was the birthday hats. Some characters already were wearing them, so I didn’t have to mask every single one. I used my MISTI Stamping Tool along with my rough draft to line up where my hats would go in my final project. I then used some Gina K. Designs Magic Masking Sheets to mask the hats before stamping the rest of my images beneath their hats one by one. You could probably stamp them all at once with the MISTI Tool, but I wanted to make my images as even as possible and since I was using different sets, I wasn’t sure if some stamps would lay differently than others.
Once I was done, this is what my images looked like prior to coloring. For the next step, I put on a good tv show and went to work coloring these images with Copic Markers.
Copic Colors Used:
- Little Bear & Elephant: 0, C00, C2, C4
- Brown Bear & Turtle Shell: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
- Turtle & Green Hats: G20, G40, G43, YG17
- Hippo: BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04
- Monkey: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47
- Rhino: T0, T2, T4, T6
- Bird: Y02, Y13, Y15, V12
- Teals: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49
- Purple Balloon: V000, V01, V04, V06, V17
- Deep Blues: B60, B63, B66, B69
- Oranges: YR00, YR02, YR07, YR18, E09
- Sky: B0000, B000
- Ground: W00, W0, W2
Lastly, I trimmed my card down to 3.75″ x 8.5″ and stamped my sentiment from the Happy Hippos Stamp Set onto the bottom left corner.
Stamp Sets Used:
(Product links can be found at the bottom of this post)
- BB Hog Heaven
- BB Beary Special Birthday
- BB Birth-Yay
- BB Bitty Bears
- BB Happy Hippos
- BB Adorable Elephants
Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more challenge inspiration and a link to enter the challenge! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!
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