I absolutely fell in love with the MFT Stamps Birdie Brown medical digital stamp freebies offered this month. Unlike a lot of freebies, they were really illustrated with a lot of details and they were perfect for all of the cards I hope to make for our medical heroes during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Because I wanted to emphasize the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that our EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL WORKER HEROES are sorely in need of, I downloaded the digis and then convertd them to jpg. Then I could edit them a bit using paint.net, to erase the noses and mouths, so that I could doodle on face masks and gloves using a 0.05 pt black Copic Multiliner Pen.
I colored the female doctor with my go-to coloring medium, Copics, and then I had some fun trying to add more vibrancy and detail with some Prismacolor Premium Colored Pencils:
Clip Board and Stethoscope: C00, C0 and C3 (for metal parts) and E23, E57 and E44 (for boards)
Skin: E50, E51, E01, R20 (blush) with Prismacolor Beige (997); Light Peach (927); Shell Pink (1093); Ruby Beige (1019)l and Clay Rose (1017)
Shoes: N5 and N7 with C3 for soles
Brown Hair: E55, E57 and E59 with Prismacolor Jasmine (1012) and Sepia (948)
Blue Scrubs and Gloves: B0000, B01, B02, and B04 with Prismacolor Sky Blue Light (1086) and Non-Photo Blue (919)
I then fussy cut them out with my favorite Fiskars Reverse Spring Loaded Scissors and inked the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black Marker for a clean, crisp finished look. To add some extra interest onto the doctor, I also popped her up on double sided foam adhesive to give her some dimension.
For the background, I decided to use a bunch of the sentiment stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs “Thankful Thoughts”. I positioned the words at a diagonal and inked up each row with rainbow bright springy colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Wilted Violet. Where my MISTI slipped while stamping the Spiced Marmalade row, I used the matching Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker to tidy it up! As this extra layer of ink darkened that row, I decided to mount it on a similarly colored card stock card base to make it look more intentional. I also used the Mustard Seed and Broken China Markers to balance out the color saturation a bit throughout the background.
CLICK on the following picture to watch the process video:
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This thank you card for an everyday heroine doctor is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday E Challenge – Everyday Essential worker hero
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Wedding Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Stamping Sensations Somewhere Over the Rainbow Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Spring Mood Board Challenge