Welcome back to my blog friends and crafters. Do I have a treat for you! I will be sharing cards with you as Guest Designer for Creative Escape Papercrafting (CEP), periodically focusing on products they are selling in the store, outside of the kits. They have really expanded their store and they want me to help promote those products and boost overall awareness of them. The online store has had a "make-over" and it's much nicer to shop as well!
So here is my card, showcasing Concord & 9th's cute as a button "Hi There Bear" stamp set.
So this is how I made my card. I first stamped the bear in a medium and dark brown dye ink at the same time (they were mini cubes). I followed that up with my new Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils, to really provide good contrast and shading (and yes, I love them!). I stamped the umbrella using Gina K's new Amalgam Ink, then stamped the fill-in panels from the stamp set. I added the 2 step bouquet using some Gina K inks as well. I then added shading to the ground with my Copics. My inspiration for this background is from a Sandy Allnock card that she did a video of as well. I changed it by adding the gravel surface and sidewalks on the side.
When I colored the background, I did switch to my Copic markers. I first made the sidewalks and gravel surface. I then grabbed 3 very light colors that I rather randomly colored around, simulating a soft flower background and greenery. I did add some slightly darker tones to mimic the flowers, but then softened them out with the lighter shade again.
I wasn't happy with the colored stamping on the umbrella, so I went back with my Polychromos and a white gel pen. I also added yellow centers to the bouquet with a Copic marker. To create the clouds in the sky, I airbrushed it with my Copic markers and a stencil I had in my stash from MFTs- Mini Cloud edges. I did mask the umbrella before airbrushing, the stencil covered up the rest. It was my first time using the stencil it, and it is really easy to use and gives great results. Next I stamped the small flowering plant from the stamp set along the sidewalk edge, just towards the front. I colored them with my Copics. Last, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Gina K's Amalgam ink. I must say, my first time using it and I like it a lot. Very crisp/black. I next mounted my card panel on some peach cardstock (top-folding A2 card base). I had trimmed my card panel to a width of 4 inches so that the peach card base is seen on both sides.
Don't forget to check out the store and all it's new products, as well as their Facebook and Instagram pages for other great ideas from the other designers and updates from the store. Feel free to add your card creations to the FB page, too. I hear rumors that even more products are coming!! The most comprehensive collection of my work can be found on Instagram, as jktaylor911.
As always, happy crafting and may you be blessed,
I am a retired nurse rediscovering my artistic roots. I make handmade cards, and sometimes include small works of art on my blog as well. I will provide a primary products list and a description of the techniques that I used to make each card, and give credit for layout or design of a card if not of my own unique creation.
Monday, June 18, 2018
CEP Hi There Bear!
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Wowsers, the soft background has worked out so beautifully! I love the way you combine lots of things to get such super effects, this is stunning!ReplyDelete
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