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!)
Images that are just the right size to hold their own on a simple card front with a sentiment are some of my favorites!!
These dinosaurs are simple enough to fussy cut – just use a black marker to run along the edges for a finished look.
Adding a very faint shadow under each image (I used C1 and C00 markers) and popping up the fussy cut images, gives just enough dimension to make these cards special.
My go to color scheme is usually pretty bright but I wasn’t sure if that was the direction I wanted to go here so it was Pinterest to the rescue! In this case, I tried searching for “dinosaur images” and found a perfect muted color scheme. Sometimes I also try searches like “illustrations” or “cartoons” depending on the look I’m going for.
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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