I've had a few days away at the caravan, it's nice to have a break from crafting and great to get back to it once home. I have a few birthday cards to make for February. This one needs to go in the post, so was the first on my list to make.
Using two sets of Funky Fossil Design Stamps: "Shellebrate" and "Flowery Felines" both designed by the super talented "Donna Gray". I started by stamping the three main images in to position on a piece of white card, using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.
I then stamped the same images on another piece of white card using the same ink, but this time not over lapping the images. The reason for me doing this was should my colouring go wrong, I'm not ruining all the work I have done, only one section, which I could then stamp and colour again.
I coloured these stand alone images using a mixture of products: Derwent Inktense Water Colour Pencils, Gel Pens, Posca Pens and a 2B Pencil too.
Returning to the other card with the stamped images over lapping, I created the background, using "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide Inks for the lower section and "Tumbled Glass" Distress Oxide ink for the sky. I then inked the edges of the card using "Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide Ink.
Using the bunting image from another stamp set designed by Donna Gray for Funky Fossil called "Let's Party" with "Morning Mist" Versafine Clair ink I stamped the bunting a couple of times to meet in the top middle of the card. I used Posca Pens to colour in the bunting.
I then added the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, part of a Lawn Fawn set called "Simply Sentiments", stamped in Versafine Clair Blue Belle" mid blue coloured ink.
Returning to the sheet of coloured in stamped images, I fussy cut all the shapes then adhered into position on to the card. I outlined a lot of the images with a silver glitter Signo Pen, in some instances smudging the pen line to get a more subtle shimmer look.
I added flowers using Posca Pens to the grass area at the foreground and then added Ranger "Glossy Accents" to the eyes and to the shell of the snail shell to provid a more three dimensional look and set aside to dry over night.