Scene Building with Mirror Stamping + Links to Free Printables
Hello, hello! Today I will be sharing with you a scene card I created using Mama Elephant clear stamps. If you do not know already, Mama Elephant stamps are among my favourites so when they had a free gift promotion in conjunction with Share Handmade Kindness Challenge, I went ahead and checked out those items in my wish list! Now I just can’t wait for my happy mail to arrive!
[Supplies are linked at the bottom of the post.]
This is a card I made for a dear crafty friend who has been very supportive since I started sharing on Instagram and I thought it would be nice to send her a card along with some gifts. Since she is in South Island while I’m up in North, I chose “flying” as the theme of the card. I first stamped some critters using VersaFine Ink Pad in Onyx Black on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb as I would be colouring them in using Copic markers. I wanted the hedgehog to be facing his friends, so I did a little mirror stamping using this brilliant idea by Chari Moss. Here’s a different technique by Jennifer McGuire. The critters, mini umbrella and rocks are from Ella & Friends. The bigger umbrella was from Carnival Cupcakes which of course I could not resist but added some polka dots with Copic Marker in R29. I kept the shading to minimal for this card as the images were rather small.
I then created the background by blending the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn, keeping the edges of the card darker. Before that, I masked off the images that had already been coloured simply by fussy cutting them from a scrap paper and applying some re-positionable glue on the back. To achieve a realistic grass effect, I used Copic Markers in G40, G82 and G99 in small, upwards vertical strokes. With the images and the grass masked off, I then sprinkled some water droplets onto the sky and blotted off the excess using a paper towel.
Now that the scene is almost done, I cut out a circle right in the center and hand lettered the sentiments. I wrote “TO SAY” using a white colour pencil on a black card stock for added interests. I then lined the sides of the circle using a Sharpie Permanent Marker and drew faux stitched lines around it. To finish off the card, I added sequins to the background and popped up the card stock before adhering it to a card base, leaving just a tiny glimpse of white on the top and bottom.
I also want to share with you some incredible kindness projects in the crafting community:
- FREE “Throw Kindness Around Like Conffetti” printable and a 3″ x 4″ “Kind People Are My Kind Of People” card by Amy Tan over at Amy Tangerine. Her hand-lettering is simply gorgeous!
- FREE “Share Handmade Kindness” digital files by Christopher Alan over at Brutus|Monroe (available throughout the month of November). If you are new to Christopher, he has just launched his first line of craft products including stamps, inks and patterned papers.
- FREE “Random Act of Kindness” printables by Tracy Mae over at Mint Owl Studio. These tags are the perfect addition for treat bags and notes.
I hope my friend would like this card as much as I had fun making it. As for now, I got to get going to printing out those free projects for a little something I prepared for my mail woman and garbage men.
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
This card is also in the following challenges:
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