I’m just writing a quick post today to show a card I’ve made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge that will be closing soon, as well as the current AAA Cards challenge. The two challenges worked together so well that I couldn’t resist joining in them.
I thought it would be cute to have animals peeking through round windows. I created the front panel of the card first by adding a strip of light green cardstock to the bottom of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock and adding a sentiment. Why green? Because it was a scrap that was lying on my desk, and because it seemed like it would work as a “ground” or “grass”. And because I used a scrap, I’m going to enter this into the Shopping Our Stash challenge, too. Then I used my circle dies to cut the circles from the panel. I laid the die cut panel over a white card base and traced the outlines of the circles so I’d know where to position the animals. After I stamped them, I colored them with colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits. The colored pencils tend to give a softer look than my Copic markers do, plus the pencils don’t bleed through the cardstock like Copics often do. Once I was done coloring, I attached the die cut panel to the card base. I think it turned out pretty well, considering I was running out of the odorless mineral spirits!
And there’s another any occasion card for the stockpile I’m creating for Send a Smile 4 Kids. Thanks for stopping by today! Comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Stamps: Skater Kids (Mama Elephant)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Certainly Celery (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); odorless mineral spirits (Houston Arts); standard circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)