Animal Cards, Just Because Cards

Monday… It’s Gonna Be Okay

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I’ll just say it… I hate Mondays.  Unless of course, I have the day off which today, I don’t.  So in an hour, I’ll be sipping coffee and getting ready for the first of many meetings and wishing that my project at work could be finished as quickly as I can finish a card.

I’ve had my eye on the Blah Bunny and Blah Blah Blah stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps every since I saw my first Amy Rysavy YouTube video which happened to feature these sets.  Check out her post here.

I went a little out of my comfort zone by choosing purple and green for the background.  I also get nervous about blending Distress inks because they’re not as forgiving as Distress Oxide inks, so I pulled out some Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and found that blending regular Distress inks on it is a breeze.  If you have trouble blending on other paper, even Neenah Solar White, give Bristol smooth paper a try.

After I laid down a light layer of color, I sprinkled some small drops of clean clear water over the card front, let it sit for about 10 seconds, and then dabbed it off with a paper towel for a splatter effect. Then I used a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from My Favorite Things to finish off the background.

I stamped the bunny and her accessories using Hero Arts Intense Black ink which is Copic-friendly.  I don’t have very many Copics so I did very basic blending, and skipped blending all together on the blanket layers, though I did try to add a bit of shadow under the bunny.

Finally, I glued all of the die cuts together and then glued the entire piece to the background.  Then I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

I hope you have a great start to the week!

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