Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday! Treat Yo’ Self.

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Hi there, I hope your day is going well!  For me, the weekend can’t get here quickly enough.  What about you?

I’m still hanging in there on Day 8 of The Daily Marker’s 30-day Coloring Challenge.  I’m a newbie to coloring so it’s been great practice to try to color something every day.

Today’s card features the Here’s the Scoop stamp set from Concord and 9th.  I thought these big scoops of ice cream would very satisfying to color and I was right!

I started by stamping the large sentiment and the bowl of ice cream in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock.  I also stamped the banner and the smaller sentiment onto a scrap piece of cardstock.  I fussy cut the banner and set it aside.

Then I started 20180602_2122052coloring.  I used trios of colors in each color family  for each of the scoops.  I didn’t have a green light enough for a lot of contrast so I ended up using the 0 colorless blender to push out the color and lighten the center of the green scoop.

I used two reds for the cherry, and three grays for the bowl.  On the bowl, I added a bit of the darkest gray only to the outside areas of every other section to emphasize the stripes.

Then, using foam tape for dimension, I adhered the banner to the bowl.  To finish, I used Tombow Mono liquid glue to adhere the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for visiting!

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5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday! Treat Yo’ Self.”

    1. Thanks so much!!! It’s hard to keep up with the coloring challenge, isn’t it? I did do some coloring for day 9 but I didn’t like the result and ended up posting another card instead. But, I got my crafty coloring time in 🙂 I think I found you on Instagram so I’ll follow you there!

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