Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Thankful for You

Hello and welcome! I have a card to share that I made for the challenges at The Paper Players and Just Us Girls.  

I love that these two challenges worked together so perfectly (thanks Claire and Nancy!)!  I had fun putting this card together, using one of my favorite Birdie Brown images.

To begin, I stamped the sweet girl, her little squirrel buddy and some leaves on white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  A white gel pen was used to add some stripes to her scarf.  

Next the sentiment was white heat embossed on cranberry paper, then die cut with a fishtail die that just happened to be the perfect size.  On a separate panel of Bristol paper, some yellow inks were blended to create the background, then cut out with a circle die and attached to the back of the stitched scallop circle die.  It was added to the white card base with thin foam tape, then the scene was created adhering everything to the circle except the squirrel, which I popped up on foam tape after adding the sentiment strip, also with foam tape for that nice bit of dimension.  I thought about adding some embellies but opted to keep things clean.

Thanks for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it and am truly thankful for you!  Take care and stay safe!


(PS - I do have any earlier post from today. If you're interested here's the link or just scroll down)

Stamps:  Birdie Brown Fall Friends (MFT)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Cranberry (Concord & 9th), Koh-i-noor Bristol
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle (Altenew)
Other:  Fall Friends matching dies, Stitched Scallop Circle die (Pinkfresh Studio), Nested Infinity Circle die (Hero Arts), Fishtail Foundations (MFT), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  R39, 37, 35, 20, YR27, 24, 23, 18, 16, 09 Y38, 17, 15, 14, 04, E50, 37, 35, 33, 31, 11, 08, 00


Ann Schach said...

Oh, Stef! This is adorable! The scalloped circle is such a neat design element. It adds interest while keeping it clean. LOVE it! As always, your coloring is perfect. I am so glad you shared with us at The Paper Players!

Nancy said...

Stef, We should be thanking you! Wow, if this isn't the cutest fall card ever! I absolutely adore every inch and your coloring is AMAZING!!! The light yellow behind the image was such a great idea. I could just stare at this card for a very long time! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Player and for Color Week at Just Us Girls.

Amanda Mertz said...

Such a cute image and your coloring is flawless! I love the glow of yellow behind your sweet girl and the double scalloped circle frame is the perfect amount of detail! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Wow! This is absolutely adorable! The little girl and her squirrel buddy are so cute! You did an amazing coloring job! The colors are so vibrant! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is beautiful! Your little sweetie is so adorable and I love that sentiment on red! Just WOW! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!