I am so excited that I got to ink up my new-to-me The Greeting Farm “Wild Child” stamp set as well as the Mama Elephant “Pandamonium” stamp set that has been untouched in my stash for over six months (so many cute stamps, so little time — sigh) to make this CAS card for my mom’s birthday.
I used my new My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad to ink up the images (and I filled in any gaps and darkened the details where I didn’t stamp well with a black Copic Multiliner pen in 0.3 pt).
I used the following Copic colors to color in the images, which I fussy cut out afterwards:
Girls’ skin: E000, E00, YR20 and R20 (I used the YR20 to give her a yellow undertone for an Asian look)
Hair: C7, C9, B32
Bow on hoodie: YG09 and G09
Panda hoodie: C1, C2, C5 and C7
Girl’s skirt: C2, C5, C8
Pandas: C1, R30
After inking the edges of the fussy cut images, I glued together the girl with the panda bears to make it look like they were holding hands and then popped them all up on foam adhesive.
For the background, I used a scrap from my scrap box from an old paper collection (sorry I don’t remember the name) that had yellow and green dragonflies with glittery sparkle. The painterly quality and shape of the dragonfly wings reminded me of bamboo leaves, so I thought they would be a nice backdrop for the dancing pandas. I matted this strip with black card stock and also added a strip of black card stock on top to give the girl and pandas a place to stand.
I wanted a fun sentiment to go with the dancing trio, so I hand wrote in the title of the C + C Music Factory song, “Everybody Dance Now” in an Asian-style font. LOL Lastly to add a little more sparkle and to finish off the card, I added five spots of green and blue-green sequins with Glossy Accents.
The following is a video share of this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
March Farm Fresh Animals Rule Challenge
CASology Laugh Challenge
MFT Color Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday A Bit O’ Green Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Feature a Creature Challenge
Seize the Birthday the Great Divide Challenge
613 Avenue Create with an optional twist of All That Glitters Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner All About Girls Challenge – WINNER
Crafty Girls Creations Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge