This is Frances Owl (P036), Lg. Fancy Happy Birthday (H037) sentiment, and Birthday Hat. These stamps are so fun to work with!!!
I coloured Frances with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Frances' beak (a bit difficult to see this in this picture). The birthday hat was also coloured with Tombow Markers, then fussy cut out and glued on Frances' head. Some yellow stickles were added to the hat as well. For the background, I used a Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder called Woodgrain set. Before embossing the SU Crumb Cake cardstock, I used a SU crumb cake ink pad to ink up the entire inside, top flap of the embossing folder. I then place the piece of cardstock in the folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug machine and viola, some of the ink appeared in the grooves of the tree-like embossed piece. So cool! This technique can be used several different ways, to create super awesome backgrounds that also have texture. Some additional ink was sponged lightly and randomly on the embossed cardstock, just to give it a more realistic and weathered look. A 1 3/4" circle punch was used to make a hole in the tree for Frances to be placed. Foam tape was added just to the top of his head to make him pop out of the hole a bit, while his lower body was glued in place behind the circle opening. The sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder and also applied using foam tape to add some dimension. To complete this design, YNS - Gumdrops were added to the top corner and around the sentiment of this card.
Ink - Tombow Markers -969, 942, 985, 055, and 126. Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, and SU Crumb Cake Ink Pad for sponging and embossing folder.
Paper - SU Black, White, and Crumb Cake Cardstock.
Misc - Glossy Accents, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Sizzix Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations) - Woodgrain Set, YNS Gumdrops-Lemon & Love Earth, Sponge Daubers, Yellow Stickles, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.
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