Hi everyone, today I would like to show you the card that I created for my father for Father’s Day (which is today where I live). I used a fun digital stamp from The Paper Shelter, it’s called “Cockatoo Rules!“.
I printed this image on Strathmore “Toned Tan“ paper (one of my favourite coloured papers to colour on with coloured pencil). Then I die cut around the image using one die from a rectangle nesting die set (I prefer the Dutch brand Crealies since their die sizes fit the Europe card sizes best I feel). I made sure that I had room to stamp the sentiment on the top right hand corner.
After die cutting I stamped one of the sentiments from the Winnie & Walter “The Big, the Bold and the Happy“ stamp set on the top right hand corner using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and my MISTI.
Then I coloured the image using my Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils and my “white“ Caran d ‘Ache Luminance pencil (I prefer this white pencil over the Polychromos white one). From the Polychromos line I used the following colours: 185, 108, 250, 172, 165, 231, 232, 151, 157 and 199.
When the colouring was done I added back in some of the printed lines that I lost during the colouring process, using a black Copic MultiLiner (0.1).
Next I’m die cutting a slightly larger rectangle mat from some matching blue card stock and I edge this panel with Archival Ink in the colour “Cobalt“ using a foam applicator tool, for a more distinctive edge. I also edged the panel with the coloured image using Archival In in the colour “Coffee“. Then I choose a crème coloured linen textured card base that I also edged with this brown ink, and all I have to do now is to adhere the two top layers together using liquid glue and then adhere these combined layers to the card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
That’s it for today’s fun project! I wish you a creative day!