It’s time for a birthday celebration, with Becky’s birthday hop! (This is the second of three hops I’m participating in today – there’s also a Halloween hop and a Red Panda hop.) For my project I created a cute CAS scene. It’s all on one layer, and I added the stenciled background after colouring- without doing any masking!
I started by planning out my little scene. The pigs and their balloon are from Mama Elephant’s Zodiac Pig stamp set. I wanted to add a party hat and after checking my stash I thought that the one from Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off To You would work best.
With the layout planned I started on my stamping. I first stamped the right most pig, as well as the hat for the left pig. I then used a scrap of washi tape to mask the hat (the only masking I did on this card) and stamped the left pig plus the pig balloon. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink for all of the stamping.
Next I coloured the images in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. I went for a natural peach-pink for the pigs with a brighter artificial pink for the balloon. I chose green and blue for the hat. Finally I used greys to ground the pigs.
With the colouring done I added a stamped sentiment. There wasn’t a birthday sentiment in the pig set so I bought in a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Monster Jam and used that.
Next I decided I wanted to add a stenciled background. I didn’t want to have to mask off the images though. I used the On The Plus Side stencil from Altenew, and carefully blended through it, around the images, with Ocean Waves and Frayed Leaf inks.
The very last touch to complete the card was adding some highlights to the images with a white gel pen.
I think this card turned out really adorable, don’t you? My husband has already claimed it despite his birthday not being until February! I think I’ll have to make sure to make him some other cards with these cute pigs. I hope you’ll come and join in with the hop. There is a giveaway, so be sure to head over and leave comments for a chance to win.
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