As we leap into all the adventures that await us in 2017, I wanted to create a card that celebrates life. I dug through my crafty stash and picked out various stamp sets that included characters that looked like they were excited about life and combined them all together to create a single-layer card.
I tried to keep scale and level of detail in mind when choosing the stamps to include (that’s why there aren’t any Lawn Fawn stamps even though they have so many happy characters). From left to right, these are the the stamp sets used:
Teddy from My Favorite Things “Snuggle Bunnies”
Owl from Purple Onion Designs “Lilly”
Panda from Mama Elephant “Pandamonium”
Girl from Make it Crafty “Melody”
Bunny from My Favorite Things “Snuggle Bunnies”
Ballerina from Penny Black “Tutu Sweet”
Penguin from Mama Elephant “Arctic Penguins”
As the guest designer today for MarkerPOP, I stuck very tightly to the Let’s Celebrate Color Challenge (see challenge graphic below) and used the following Copic colors:
Light Green: G12, YG06
Dark Green: G14, G17 and G29
Light Yellow: Y13
Dark Yellow/Gold: Y19, YR24
Silver/Grey/Shadows in white areas of characters: W0, W1 and 0 colorless blender
Girl’s skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20
Girl’s hair and boots: B00, C3, C6, C7, C8 and C10
Ballerina’s skin: E51, E11, E33, and R20
Ballerina’s hair: N1, N3 and N7
Ballerina’s lips: R83, R85 and R89
Black parts of panda and penguin: Sakura Black Glaze Pen
Blush on all the critter characters: R30
Then to create a floor that matched the energy of the characters, I picked a single point about 2/3 of the way down the card in the center, and used that as my one-point perspective focal point. After drawing in a floor horizon line, I drew lines from the focal point, starting at the floor horizon, and connected them to the bottom edge of the card about 1″ apart. Then I drew in a couple more parallel lines under the horizon line about 1/4″ apart to create a checker board tile floor (I was channeling Dance Dance Revolution and disco dance floors from Saturday Night Fever — LOL). I colored the floor with G12, YG06 and 100.
I was a little bit at a loss on what to do with the background wall–I didn’t want to try masking the images to blend on color since getting around the two girls’ hair would be difficult at best. Then it struck me that I could add some glitz and sparkle if I heat embossed some gold stars and added Champagne Gold Stickles glitter dots to create my own background pattern. I used all six tiny simple snowflake stamps from the Avery Elle “Be Jolly” stamp set with VersaMark Ink and Ranger Queen’s Gold embossing powder.
Lastly, to drive home that this card is all about celebrating, I used the “celebrate” word die from the Sizzix Script Celebration Words Die Set with some gold glitter card stock and placed the two ends of the word in the girl’s outstretched hands. Because the word die is thin enough, I was also able to curve the word a bit to give it a slight arch over the girl’s head and let it hang over the top edge of the card.
The following is a video share of this card:
MarkerPOP Let’s Celebrate! Color Challenge
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Party Time Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Blogisversary Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Holiday Happiness
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Happy New Year Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
What a beautiful card.
The card also fits our challenge at the Sweet Stampers, a new challenge blog.
I hope to see you.
Thank you so much for letting me know about your new challenge blog, Kuni! I really appreciate it! Big hugs, Kristina
Your card is not only a fun card but such a happy card and made me smile from ear to ear. You put so much thought into each character and I love how it turned out. You did an amazing job coloring the images too! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Thank you so much Cathie! I had a smile from ear to ear as I crafted this card too! 😀 Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and encouraging words! Big hugs and happy new year! xoxo, Kristina
This card is so FUN and JOYFUL!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done! Wish you a happy 2017!
Thanks so much Virginia! That is exactly the feeling I was going for! Happy new year!
A gorgeous fun card. Thank you for entering our challenge at penny Black and More.
Thanks so much Shirley! Happy new year! Big hugs, Kristina
what a fun card. thanks for the tip about the floor. lovely colouring. happy 2017. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx
Thanks bunches Theresa! It was really fun to create the card. I was smiling from ear to ear the whole time! 🙂
Love the way you combined these! I especially love the way you used the sentiment! Such a fun project.
Awww thanks so much Rae Ann! I really had fun crafting this card. It is going to my hubby’s cousin’s daughter who got engaged new year’s eve! So exciting!
A real beauty of a card and perfectly coloured, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.
Thanks so much Brenda! I so enjoyed creating this card, and that sweet girl from Tutu Sweet is exactly that! I love her exuberance!
Wow – such a magnificent card! I love how you combined the happy characters into one card and united them with your dance floor and starry embossed background. Your colouring is beautiful and the whole card conveys such a feeling of joy and energy. Wonderful!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)
Awww thank you so much Carole! I had so much fun creating this card. Each part was made with love and I hope it brings lots of love and joy to the newly engaged couple who will receive it. 🙂
What an amazing creation, so much work has gone into this and its just stunning. Your colouring is out of this world and all those characters together, I can image the joy on someones face receiving this masterpiece.
Thank you so much Aileen! Isn’t it funny how sometimes those single layer cards can take so much more work? 😀 I had a blast thinking up and designing this. 🙂 I hope you are right and that the newly engaged couple who receive this feel the joy I hoped to express in this card.
Thanks so much for your incredibly kind comment! Big hugs, Kristina
This is so cute….Sorry for the late comment. I would like to invite you to link with us again for our first Challenge this year at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement found in 1 John 4:18-19 which tells us, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.” Have a blessed day!
Thank you so very much for your kind and encouraging words, Jo Ann! Happy new year! Big hugs, Kristina
Another gorgeous project! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Creatalicious Challenges “Anything Goes with optional Happy New Year/Wishes” challenge!
Leslie, Creatalicious DT
Love To Scrap!
Awww you are so kind! Thanks so much Leslie! I really had fun designing and coloring up this card.
A fabulous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional Happy New Year / Wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…
Awww thanks so much Melanie!
Amazing card and beautiful colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and good luck x Susan x
Thanks you so very much Susan! I had so much fun thinking up and crafting this card. I love that little ballerina girl. 🙂