Cardmaking · Challenges · Handmade Greeting Cards

You Have My Heart

Hello friends!! Since St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner, I have a very green card to share with you today. The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is “Shades of Green” and this card certainly has a lot of green!!  As green as it is, I still love it simply because you cannot go wrong with Purple Onion Design images.  Everything that comes out of that company is absolutely adorable.

If you’d like to see what I created for the last challenge, click here.

This card was riddled with mistakes but at the end of the day (or rather 2 days) I’m happy to report that I was able to salvage it.  Well, it wasn’t so much mistakes that would ruin the card, it was more like I did things, time consuming things, that I really didn’t need to do.  Starting off with masking the two critters before I stamped the background when all I really needed to mask was Buttercup the Bunny’s ears.  But do you know how long it took me to fussy cut that darn mouse and his curly tail?!?  Longer than it should have, we’ll just say.  And then I had to do it all over again!!

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As much time as I spent on this adorable mouse, it was well worth it.  I just love this little character.  And I love Buttercup just as much.  See how cute they both are?

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I used Bristol Smooth paper for this card and it was interesting to watercolor on.  The color just kind of sat on top of the paper, which was fine.  It was just interesting to me.  I’m used to the Tim Holtz watercolor paper or the Arches or even Strathmore.  All of those papers suck up the pigment pretty quickly.  But the bristol is so smooth, I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.  I would definitely use it again for watercoloring though.

After watercoloring the background, I tried a few different mediums for the critters.  First I tried watercoloring them on some scratch bristol paper and I didn’t like the outcome so I moved on to colored pencils.  I just recently learned how to color animals in my Kit and Clowder monthly coloring class, but these animals were just a bit too small for a newbie like myself to try and get that much detail out of them.  So I finally settled on my trusty Copics.  I love coloring with Copic markers.  I used X-press It Blending card which gives me the best results when I’m using my Copics.  Then I just glued them over the top of the masked images I had previously stamped.  I even colored the images behind the top image because I was planning on popping both or at least one of them up on some adhesive squares, but I didn’t like that either for some reason.  This card really was a trial and error project.

I heat embossed my sentiment with some gold embossing powder, added some S.N. glitter pen to the red heart and lastly I tried to sabotage the entire thing with a big glob of Glossy Accents.  IMG_2348-copy

Before I go, I would love for you guys to check out my YouTube channel.  I’m doing a really fun collaboration with Candace Gillespie of Candace’s Canvases and I have the first step uploaded on my channel.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you’d like to join us at the Always Fun Challenges blog, you can either click here or click on the link in the sidebar to upload your creation.  We have a new theme every week that is open to everyone and I’d love to see your creations over there!

See ya next week!!

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