As I told you in my last post, I haven’t felt like crafting for a while. Luckily, some months ago I received a letter from a crafty friend with some pre-stamped images, which I find perfect just to color and relax.
I colored the scene using color pencils. I always say that I think Stacey Yacula characters are the sweetest. I love the bear just relaxing with his mug. I bet he is enjoying a good hot chocolate.
I added Glossy Accents to the glasses and to the nose, as well as some white pen detail. Last, I glued the panel to a white card base because I love the white/craft contrast.
I want to thank Laura for the images and send her a big hug. Thank you very much!!
Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a great day!
MFT stamps “SY Cozy Companions”
MFT stamps “BB Sweater Weather on Safari” (sentiment)
First, I hope you are doing well in these difficult times.
It’s been a while since I posted a card but, lately, I’ve been lacking inspiration, and honestly, I didn’t feel like crafting. But now I feel great again, and I’m back to crafting and sharing my projects!
Recently I’ve been reading some books and watching videos on pop-up books and paper engineering, and I wanted to use some of the mechanisms on my cards. The one I used on this card is well known, and there are several companies offering dies to make wiper cards, but generally, they are not used on the inside of the card. So I had this idea, and I decided to use some Hello Sweetums products to make this card.
I love the images on this stamp set. The monkeys are so cute, and the stamp set includes some great accessories to use with them. The outside of my card is quite simple: I used some yellow dotted pattern paper, die-cut a circular window, and framed it with some leaves. I love the monkey peeking through the window! The first part of the sentiment is white embossed on a strip of black cardstock.
For this kind of card, you need some border to hide the moving parts. In this case, I wanted the monkeys to peek from the upper and the lower part, so I made a leafy border using Twisted Citron Distress ink and a stencil, and a bushy border using a die and inking the piece with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. In the later, I splattered some ink with a paintbrush to add more interest and glued the rest of the sentiment for which I had die-cut the letters and inked them in a yellow gradient.
Here you have a short video of the card to watch how the mechanism works:
I love how this card turned out! It was quite hard to make because I had no intuition with this mechanism, but I will use it on more cards to learn how to use it better. I hope you like it too!
Thank you very much for stopping by! Take care!
Hello Sweetums “Funky Monkeys”*
Hello Sweetums “Funky Monkeys”*
Hello Bluebird “Pond Builder”
Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables”
Lawn Fawn “Stitched Stackable Circles”
Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas”
ShinHan Touch Twin Brush (for the monkeys)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Versafine Onyx Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
Lawn Fawn Jalapeño (for the solid leaves)
Twisted Citron Distress
Mowed Lawn Distress
Canson Bristol paper
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf cardstock
Hello Sweetums “Fronds Forever” stencil*
Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” paper collection
*Please, notice that Hello Sweetums products are discontinued, but still available in some stores.