Thursday, 17 March 2016

You stand out from the crowd card

Hi Everyone,

So it's been another long break since my last post (I've been busy moving house and jobs so I've not had as much time for crafting as I'd have liked) but I've finally found the time to get back to what I love - and what better way to do it than with the awesome Lawnscaping challenge. This time they're after a black and white card with a splash of colour. Click on the picture below to go to the blog post to see all the amazing entries and inspiration from the design team:

Since the challenge involves using black and white I decided to go with a more masculine design, using this cute rhino image from the Critters on the Savanna stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I started my card with a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock which I cropped to a 4.5inch by 4.5 inch size. I then made the background for my design by stamping the rhino rpeatedly onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the images with copic markers (three shades of warm grey) and fussy cut them - I had intended to use a masking technique but after several failed attempts I decided I preferred the cut and stick option. I glued the rhinos into a tiled pattern.

For the centre rhino, I added red shorts and a pair of shades and fussy cut him with a white border so that he stood out more against the background. I then layered the background and centre rhino with foam tape to create dimension. I added black liquid enamel from ranger to make the sunglasses shiney.

I completed my card with a sentiment I created using anothy Lawn Fawn stamp set - Smitty's ABCs. I stamped directly onto the craft cardstock with Versafine ink.

So there we are folks - my finished card! I really enjoyed getting out my copics again - I never get tired of the amazing shaded effects you can create with them. Anyway, that's it from me for now. All that's left to say is please leave me a comment if you liked my card - it would make my day :)