Hello friends! Yes, I'm back with a second post today, this one for the current challenges at The Paper Players and Just Us Girls.
Laurie has brought us a very fun Tic Tac Toe challenge (stencil, markers, blue for my card) and the masking was great inspiration for putting these images together.
I started off by stamping and masking the sweet little bear and the chocolate truffles on a panel of white. Next I lightly stenciled the heart background with pink ink in the upper half of the panel. It's rather faint in the photos but shows up nicely IRL. Once the stenciling was complete, the masks were removed and the images colored with Copic markers. I did make a mistake in my masking order, putting the bear in front of the truffle with the heart so it looked like he was stepping on it! Yikes! To remedy that, I stamped, colored and fussy cut a second one, adding it to the panel with foam tape the panel was trimmed down to 3.75 x 5 ".
I wanted a pink shadow for the hugs die cut but none of my card stock matched well enough, so I took a scrap of white cardstock and used Copic markers to create a pink ombre look that matched the colored images. The word hugs was die cut 3 times, adhered to the shadow then added to the panel, along with the "sending you" sentiment strip. The panel was added to the blue card base with foam tape. Lastly, I painted the big and little hearts with a shimmer pen, then added Glossy Accents to the nose of the bear, as well as the sprinkles on the left-hand truffle and the heart on the one in front of the bear. I love how this turned out!
Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much! I hope you're remaining safe and healthy. Take care!
Stamps: Love You Beary Much, Sweet Truffles (both Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Surf Blue (SSS), CZ Design Let's Connect Sentiment Strip (SSS)
Ink: Gina K Chocolate Truffle Amalgam, Pink Diamond (Altenew)
Other: Hugs dies (SSS), Tumbling Hearts 6x6" stencil (SSS), Aqua Shimmer pen (Tonic), Glossy Accents (Ranger)