Hello crafty friends… Today I am excited to announce this is my first blog as a Pretty Pink Posh design team member! I have been such a huge fan of this company since the moment I saw Paulina’s stamps, and to be asked to join her team is a dream come true. I have made many cards in the past using Pretty Pink Posh products, and today I decided to combine old and new stamp sets to make a cheerful autumn scene. Here are the steps I took:
Step One: Masking
I used 3 stamp sets for this card: Pumpkin Patch Critters, Fall Scene, and Friends Forever. I stamped out the images I was using onto masking paper and fussy-cut them out. I then started stamping and masking (covering). I started with the top layer, the little pumpkins that the friends are holding. The next layer was the friends, then the background pumpkins, etc. The finished look of a masked scene is pretty messy, but taking off each layer of masking is so exciting! Before I took the masks off, I colored in ground shading, using Copic markers W5, W3, W1, W0.
Step Two: Background Ink Blend and Copic Coloring
I picked Antique Linen and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks to blend the background. I used a finger dauber to blend Antique Linen carefully around the images, and Carved Pumpkin for the sky. I colored the background leaves and pumpkins. I picked traditional autumn colors to use, and kept the shading very simple. Next were the critters and friends: Mouse- N3, N1, R00; Squirrel- E35, E34; Boy- B97, B95, B93 (shirt) E77, E74, E71 (pants) C5, C3 (shoes) E35, E3, E53 (hair). Skin for both: E04, E21, YR20, E51, R20. Girl: R85, RV34, R83 (shirt) BG09, BG49, BG15 (Skirt) Black for shoes.
Step 3: Heat Embossed Sentiment and Card Assembly
I stamped Autumn Greetings from the Pumpkin Patch Critters stamp set, and heat embossed using Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder. I cut out 3 large rectangle scallop frames, glued and stacked them, using Ranger Multi Media Matte adhesive. I attached the frame to the card panel with 1/8th Scor tape, and added the panel to an A2 size card base. My finishing touch was adding a few Marigold jewels near the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this has given you inspiration to try scene-building. Bye for now!