I used the die cut to trace around each image to decide which portion of the image I wanted to use (and avoid coloring the parts that would eventually be trimmed off anyway).
If you don’t have enough images to fill all of the openings, use one for the sentiment or a smaller image (the cake would have been another option for that open spot).
I always try to be mindful of the way an image is “looking” when I place it on a card – like the begging puppy looking up at the cake or the sad pup looking down at it (I think he’s sad because he’s so far away from it!)
So excited to be celebrating the 5th birthday of Three Room Studios today!! Sandy Boone is as talented of an artist as she is a wonderful human being! It’s been an honor to work with her so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one – get your masking paper ready!!
I start scenes like this by stamping on a piece of copy paper cut to A2 size. I don’t worry about masking, just getting the placement right.
I then place that “sample” in my Misti to line up the stamps, starting in the front (in this case the cat and plant).
For the “desk”, I used the bottom half of the cubicle – to get a clean stamp, I put tape over the top half, ink it and remove the tape before stamping.
See product list below for details on stamps used.
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I consider this card a bit of a self-portrait – me holding our lab Finn (who is too big to be holdable now but, you know, artistic license) and our cat Ginger (making her “what the heck is that?” face).
I don’t usually go for the “all over” scene card front (love them when other people do it but mine always look too busy). This one I am good with!
The little sprigs of grass were just made by flicking a Copic marker – for sure, the most stressful part of making the card.
Using up the rest of my “mythical” creatures today!
That baby dragon is probably my favorite image from the BB Magical Dragons set! Who knew a dragon could be so cute! The background is a negative cut from the Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics set. Such a great set for creating a mini scene on a card front.
Anything I can put on a rainbow is good in my book so let’s finish today with a unicorn!
After using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil (along with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink) to create the background, I added the rainbow and Copic colored unicorn. The sentiment is added to a panel created with a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die.
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One of the fun things about concentrating on a particular manufacturer is seeing combinations of sets that you might not have ever thought of. This is one of those cards that came together from all of the random stuff on my desk – I love those!
I cut it from white cardstock and used a post it note to mask each of the cut outs while I ink blended with a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. Lots of possibilities here – clouds, dirt, hills – and the die gives you an automatic little spot to tuck in images!