Hello again! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful time over Christmas. I’m already looking ahead to New Year with this card using the Party Ants digi stamp from Sasayaki Glitter. I created this card as my DT project for the Sasayaki Glitter YouTube channel, and you can find the video below.
First I sized and printed the digi stamp onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then die cut it with a circle die, leaving me with my image panel.
I used both Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and my Yosoo alcohol markers to colour in the image. I started with the bodies of the ants, which I coloured with brown SN markers. I then used yellow Yosoo markers for the balloons, as well as the bow on the left most present and the stripes on the largest present.
I continued colouring the presents, bringing in a blue-green colour combination for both of the striped presents and the second bow, as well as the circle on the third present. I also used it to put the stripes on the striped party hat. I used yellow greens to finish of my presents and part hats, as well as to colour some of the shoes.
For the other shoes and the gloves (or hands) of the ants, I used cool greys and dull greens. I then added grounding to my image using Eggshell SN marker along with Caramel for the shadowier areas.
Having completed my colouring I moved on to the rest of the card. I chose a yellow card base and stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted repeatedly over it to create a pattern. I used Barely Beige ink from Simon Says Stamp, giving a tone-on-tone look. I then took a long snippet of grey card stock and stamped a sentiment from a retired Happy Little Stampers stamp set onto it, heat embossing it in white.
After working out how I wanted to position everything I put some double-sided tape onto the grey strip where I wanted the focal image to be. I then pressed the circle into place, lining up the ground line with the bottom of the grey strip. I put more double-sided tape on the back of both the strip and the overhanging areas of the circle and adhered those to the card base.
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