Hello crafty friends!
My name is Jarle and I’m super thrilled to be guest designing for Heffy Doodle! I adore this company and their cute stamp sets so much! I love to make little scenes and their whole collection is perfect for that! You can find a link to my work at the end of this blog post.
You can watch me make this card over on the Heffy Doodle YouTube Channel here!
I started with an A2 sized card panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. This is my absolute favorite cardstock when I’m doing ink blending. I placed the Unbeleafable stencil over my panel and ink blended the Oxide colors Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover on top. I made sure the darkest color was going to be in the middle of the panel and I blended the lighter colors more towards the edges of the panel.
I removed my stencil so all the leaves were visible. I did find the background a bit too white, so I went over the whole panel with the same colors I used before. This gave my background a monochromatic look. The leaves were very subtle and I liked how it looked. I splattered on some white gouache to add interest to the whole panel.
After that I die cut a bunch of Amazonian Leaves. I did this with green and yellow green cardstock. I took my Oxides again (yes, the same colors) and ink blended the die cuts very roughly. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just adds a little bit of shadow to the different leaves.
While letting my background panel dry, I stamped the images of the Chimply The Best stamp set in MFT Extreme Black Ink since I was going to be copic coloring the images. These are the colors I used:
- Branch: E18 – E15 – E13
- Leaves: G29 – G17 – G02
- Monkeys: E57 – E55 – E53 (body) / E53 – E51 – E50 (face)
I die cut every image with the coordinating dies.
Since I wanted to frame my card, I die cut a stitched frame 4 times and stacked them on top of each other for dimension. I just used regular white cardstock for this.
After that, I stamped a sentiment from that same Chimply The Best stamp set onto black cardstock. I prepped the cardstock with my anti static powder tool and stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun. Since it’s impossible for me to cut straight, I always use a banner die to cut out the sentiment. Know your flaws, right? 😀
Time to assemble the card! I temporarily place down my frame and my sentiment onto the panel when trying to figure out where my images and all the leaves should go. I went for a sentiment in the middle of the panel and placed several of my leaves in 2 of the corners. I put down my monkeys where I thought they would fit best so that the lay-out of my card was just right.
I adhered some images with foam squares and others with liquid glue. This again adds more interest and dimension to the card.
I really hope I gave you some inspiration to get inky! Have a great week!
Love, Jarle x