As you may already know, there was a new release this week from Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD). As someone who loves to color, I was very excited to see the new Fluttering Friends stamp set because it is mostly line art images perfect for coloring. Naturally, I ordered it right away along with her four new fabulous ink colors. My order arrived yesterday, so I headed straight to my craft room this morning to play with my new goodies.
I stamped the line art images on some white cardstock using a Copic-friendly ink then set them aside to let the ink dry for a few minutes. I also stamped some of the smaller solid berry springs using two of the new CPD ink colors — Sage and Lemongrass.
While I was waiting, I decided to do some ink blending to create a background for my stamped images. I used the Wonky Triangle Stencil from CPD and three of her inks — It’s a Boy, Mint to Be, and It’s a Girl. I put down a layer of It’s a Boy first using one of the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios. I then brought in some of the Mint to Be and It’s a Girl in random areas then blended it all out again with a soft layer of It’s a Boy.
By the time I finished my background, my stamped images were ready to be colored. Before I started coloring, I did a quick Google image search for “Spring bluebird” and used the images I found as the inspiration for coloring the bird. I know we generally think of acorns as being brown, but in the Spring, they’re green, so that’s how I colored them.
Here are the Copic colors I used:
- Bird: B12, B14, B16, N3, N5, E0000, E00, E02, E11, E13, E15
- Darker Leaves: G40, G43, G46
- Lighter Leaves: YG21, YG23, YG25
- Berry: V22, V28
- Acorns: Leaf colors plus W2 and W6 for the caps
After I finished all the coloring, I used the coordinating Fluttering Friends Dies to cut out all of the images. I arranged them on the background then picked them all up with a small piece of Press ‘n Seal to keep them in place until I was ready to glue them to the card.
I stamped one of the sentiments from the Fluttering Friends stamp set in the upper right hand corner using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I adhered the background panel to a piece of Midnight cardstock then adhered the matted layer to a top-folding card base. I applied glue to the backs of all the stamped and colored images then picked it all up by the Press ‘n Seal to apply it to my card. After letting the glue set for a couple of minutes, I gently pulled away the Press ‘n Seal and my card was done.
I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):
- Stamp, Ink, Paper – the current theme is wings.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time …