Hello friends! We’re kicking off the January Release Countdown with a brand new stamp set from Birdie Brown! I fell in love with this set immediately! The “Hug It Out” set is sure to tug at your heart strings with all of its adorable images!
I created a whimsical single layered card today with one of the images from this set. To start, I first trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I then stamped my image on the card front and then stamped it again onto a sheet of Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets. Next, I fussy cut this piece from the masking paper and then placed it directly on top of the same image on the front of my card.
With my mask in place, I then blended both a a grassy area and blue sky background with both Shabby Shutters and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Inks respectively. I then splattered each area lightly with some diluted opaque white paint. I also added some diluted green watercolor splatters in the grass and diluted blue watercolor splatters in the sky. Next, I removed the masking paper and allowed my card to dry completely before coloring the image with Copic Markers.
Copic Color Blends Used:
- Bear: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
- Raccoon: W2, W4, W6, W8
- Bunny: W00, W0, W2
- Squirrel: E31, E23, E25, E29
- Owl: E51, E53, E55
- Fox: YR00, YR07, YR18, E09, E50, E51, E53
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So, so sweet. I love your coloring and your ink blended backgrounds are my fave. TFS.
You are so sweet, Casandra, thank you! <3
You’ve captured all the colors perfectly for these cute little critters! Thank you for listing the colors for us wanna-bes! 🙂
Thank you, Lori! It was such a fun image to color!
So cute and really like the unique polka dots for background!
Thank you, Brenda!
MFT sure knows how to tug at my heartstrings! Your card is so sweet. Your colouring is awesome and brings the illustration to life!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Giselle! 🙂
Don’t these guys just make you smile… what a big hunk of love. Perfect for everyday or especially nice for Valentines. Great job!
Thank you so much, Anne! Yes, they definitely make me smile too! 🙂
One word: fabulous! I love the way you created the background, and that stamp is wonderful!
Thank you kindly, Karen! I agree! This stamp is just the cutest!
Fantastic! Something we need about now, that is for sure. What a delightful image, colored wonderfully. Happy New Year, Rachel. I am very thankful for the bright spot you provide with your fabulous talents.
Thank you for your sweet words, dear Jeanne! 🙂
This card and this stamp set are soooo cute 🙂
Thank you so much! I love this stamp set too!
Love your shading and card, thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you, Kristen!
Great coloring. Very cute!
Thank you so much, Sandra! Sending hugs!
Such gorgeous coloring and what a sweet card!
Thank you so much! Hope you have a lovely day!
That background is clever and works perfectly for the focal image.
Thank you for all of your lovely comments! <3
Wow! Your background and copic coloring is amazing
Thank you for all of your kind comments!
Wonderful card Rachel! The colors are great and the sweet hugging critters!