Every month Ellen Hutson hosts a ‘Mix it Up’ challenge in their CLASSroom using products of one designer in combination with Ellen Hutson products. Personal opinion: I like the inspiration, I like ‘stretching’ my stamps, and I certainly like the challenge of putting things together I might not otherwise would have combined. Plus, I needed to make a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is turning one very soon!
This card uses the hippo image from Ellen
Hutson and a bunny and sentiment from My Favorite Things. To begin, I stamped the bunny on Neenah card stock and then stamped the same image on some masking paper, then cut and covered the original stamped image. Next, I stamped the hippo over my masked bunny to make it appear as though the hippo is behind and being petted by the bunny. 🙂 Using my anti-static tool I prepped the A2 panel and stamped my ‘Somebunny loves you’ sentiment in Versamark ink, covered it in ultra-fine white embossing powder, and heat set it. To make the two stamped characters stand out I took some dye ink and my ink blending tool and ‘pounced’ the tool around the character to give a halo effect. In this case, I used My Favorite Things ink in Lemon Chiffon.
Now for the coloring! I love my copic markers and have been slowly adding to my collection. 🙂 To color these images I used a combination of warm greys for the hippo (W0, W1, W3, W5, W7), beiges for my bunny (E41, E31, E55) and finally, a blue and pink for her dress (B39, RV13). The image shows my first round with the markers, I have a tendency to go back through and ‘add’ to my images. In this case, I added more dark greys to my hippo to cast even more shadow. Plus, I added detail to her dress with some white gel pen.
To finish the card I scored a line at the 1/2″ point down the left side of the card to act as a guide for both washi tape and twine. The washi tape is from a washi book by Amy Tangerine that has multiple strips of tape in different colors and pattern. I guess I would compare it to a sample pack…I’m a huge fan! Once I added the washi I tied twine along that same score line and glued down my sequins. I attached my panel to some coordinating green card stock and card complete! I hope you enjoyed my card!