It’s a Cupcake Kind of Day



Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this adorable Raccoon card project with you all, using my SN Tri-Blend alcohol markers for colouring. Let’s get started!



Step 1:

I started my project by stamping both of the raccoon images from the CC Designs stamp set called “Raccoons” onto alcohol marker friendly paper using alcohol proof ink. Now I can start the colouring process and for today’s project I’m using my Spectrum Noir original Tri-Blend alcohol markers. Each marker contains three colours from the same colour family which makes them ideal to colour small images.


I used the following markers: Ice Grey Blend, Ice Grey Shades, Coral Blend, Tan Blend, Tan Shades, Gold Yellow Blend, Gold Brown Blend, Purple Blend, Aqua Blue Blend and Blue Turquoise Shades.


You can find all the TriBlend markers that I used on today’s project HERE (the black ones containing alcohol ink)!


After the colouring is done I’m adding some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.



Step 2:

For my background I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base. Onto this panel I stamp my sentiment which is from the Crafter’s Companion “Sweet Treat Accessories” stamp set, using black ink.


Next I place my stencil of choice (this one is by Simon Says Stamp and is called “Heart Mandala”) over the panel and I apply two different colours of ink over the stencil using a stencil brush. I first used Spectrum Noir Harmony Water-Reactive Ink in the colour “Oasis” with a light hand, followed by the darker colour “Parakeet” more towards the centre, behind the raccoons.


And for some fun added detail I created splatters using the Spectrum Noir Metallic Ink in “Antique Bronze” in combination with a brush. Set aside to dry or dry with a heat tool.



Step 3:

Now I can put my card together: for this I die cut a slightly larger panel from matching purple card stock and I adhere both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I can now adhere to my linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.


And to finish my project I now only have to adhere the raccoon images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.


Detail picture:



And that is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!

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