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Birthday Parade with Winnie & Walter

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Birthday Parade (Winnie & Walter)

I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts Blog today keeping it simple with a one layer card featuring Winnie & Walter’s Party On stamp set. I’ve been getting back into practicing with my Copic markers so I really wanted the colouring to shine through on this one. Besides, who doesn’t deserve a birthday parade of musical animals on their special day?

I started out by stamping all four of the musical animals in the set onto an A6 side folding white card base using some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, stamping the two outer animals first and masking them off to give the impression that they are in front of the others. I then masked off the ground just above their feet and blended on some turquoise ink in a gradient, before reversing the mask and inking on some brown to ground the animals. To give that added bit of texture I flicked on some clean water and dabbed the drops off with some kitchen towel.

Birthday Parade (Winnie & Walter)

Once dry I removed the masks and coloured in the animal musicians with my alcohol markers. I kept to the same colour scheme of teals, browns, reds and warm grays and then added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella over the animals. To give some more movement to the card, I stamped out several of the musical notes included in the set in some teal ink. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment in black ink underneath the musical parade.

Birthday Parade (Winnie & Walter)

Cute little birthday parade! Which animal is your favourite? I love foxes and I used to play the flute so I’m picking little Mr Fox on the end there.

Merry and Bright with Winnie & Walter

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Merry and Bright (Winnie & Walter)

Each year, Christmas always comes upon me in a rush and I find myself dedicating one weekend sometime around November to pumping out at least fifty Christmas cards. This year I am determined to be more organised and so I am starting early! I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts Blog this week with this card featuring the Happy Owlidays set from Winnie & Walter. It’s a very simple design that can be replicated very easily. In fact, I made several at once and made a good start to my Christmas card supply!

Merry and Bright (Winnie & Walter)

I started with an A6 card base of Clare Fontane 300gsm DCP paper. I used my MISTI to stamp both the dove and the sentiment from the Happy Owlidays set in some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I used four different Copic markers in shades of cool grey and orange to colour in the dove before covering the whole bird in some Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I wanted a strong background without the hassle of keeping in the lines and the glazed area will resist any non-permanent ink. Once completely dry (I left overnight) I blended on some Salty Ocean Distress Ink, focusing it so that it is was brightest around the edges of the bird. After buffing off the ink trapped on the glaze, I added a trio of Crystal Clear Sequins.

Merry and Bright (Winnie & Walter)

Simple, elegant and very easy to reproduce!

SHC Design Team: MFT Birthday Gnome

Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts Design Team
Birthday Gnomes (MFT)

Some eagle eyed viewers may have noticed from my post on Wednesday that I have joined the Seven Hills Crafts design team. I’m excited to join Tara and the other fantastic DT members! My posts will be scheduled every Wednesday so keep a lookout. 🙂

This week my first post featured the MFT You Gnome Me and Spotlight Sentiments sets. I have had the Gnome set for a while, in fact purchasing it because I have some friends who love their gnomes with the intention that every Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary card will feature these little guys. I just love their little ears and faces!

Birthday Gnomes (MFT)

I stamped this little guy out using some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and coloured him in using my Copic markers. I wanted to avoid a Christmassy vibe so I chose some BG markers to partner the Rs. I then cut him out with the coordinating dies.

I needed a bold background for him to stand against so I chose the MFT Spotlight Sentiments set. I stamped it repeatedly on a white card panel in a gradient pattern using the Merman, Peacock, Tea Dye and Walnut inks from the Lawn Fawn GazeboCandy Store and Tea Party Ink Cubes. Once dry, I die cut it using the largest frame from the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments dies and adhered some teal ribbon from my stash to break up the border between the brown and teals.

Birthday Gnomes (MFT)

With a little bit of foam tape on the back of the little gnome I popped him up on the front panel, which I then adhered to an A2 side folding kraft card base. I felt like it needed a little something else so I stamped an additional sentiment from the MFT Things With Wings stamp set, coloured with the same red Copic markers and made into a banner. That and a few clear sequins finishes it off nicely, I think.

Look out every Wednesday for my DT posts!

Thanks for reading.

Tallie