I haven’t had a chance to use many digital stamps recently, sadly enough. I am a member of 2CuteInk‘s monthly stamp club and I knew that as soon as I saw this cutie included in this month’s goodies I had to colour him! This brightly coloured birthday card can be for a male or female recipient and will be going to my brother later on this month.
I started by printing two copies of the digital stamp onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with my laserjet printer. I positioned the little guy slightly right of centre on an A2 card, leaving enough space for a sentiment below. On one of the copies, I used my Copic markers in shades of blue-green, red and cool grey to colour in the monster before fussy cutting out. I used a white gel pen to go over the eyes and teeth where my marker had bled and added some Glossy Accents to the eye on the balloon.
With the other copy, I blended some Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks radiating out from the monster. To ground him, I used some warm grey Copic markers and added some shadows underneath the monster.
I mounted the monster and balloon with some foam tape and adhered in the correct place on the inked background. I felt it needed some glitter so added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen over the top. The sentiment is from the new Lawn Fawn Out of This World set and is white heat embossed onto some black cardstock. Some red, white and clear sequins finish off this colourful birthday card that I am sure will put a smile on the recipient’s face!
I have been playing about with the settings on my camera and swapping different backgrounds for taking pictures of my cards. I am hoping that these showcase my cards much more clearly now!