Continuing on with more love of the MFT Stamps Birdie Brown medical digital stamps offered free this month, I next colored up the female nurse to add to the batch of cards I’m going to deliver to our front line hospital workers at our local public hospital.
To highlight the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that our EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL HEROES sorely need, I downloaded the digis and then converted them to jpg using a screen grab. I erased the noses and mouths using paint.net. Then I was able to doodle on face masks and gloves using a 0.05 pt black Copic Multiliner Pen.
I colored the female nurse with my Copics, and then I had some fun add more vibrancy and detail with Prismacolor Premium Colored Pencils:
Wood Clipboard and Stethoscope: C00, C0 and C3 (for metal parts) and E23, E57 and E44 (for HIPPA compliant (no patient information visible on wooden clipboards)
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
Blue Gloves: B0000, B01, B02, and B04 with Prismacolor Sky Blue Light (1086) and Non-Photo Blue (919)
Black Hair: B01, C4, C6 and C8 with Prismacolor Indigo Blue (901) and 99% Cool Grey (1067)
Green Scrubs: B12, G14 and G46 with Prismacolor Spring Green (913), Apple Green (912 and Kelp Green (1090)
I then fussy cut the nurse with my Fiskars Reverse Spring Loaded Scissors and inked the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black Marker for a clean finished look. To add some dimension, I also popped her up on double sided foam adhesive.
For a sharp CAS background, I used an old Heidi Swapp Star Stencil (retired) and blended on a rainbow of spring Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn (which seems to match the green scrubs perfectly) and Broken China. I thought the star could reference how I believe all these medical personnel are super stars for continuing their courageous work to help all of us right now.
To keep the nurse looking like she is just floating, I also decided to give her a sentiment to “stand on”. I used the “This isn’t a thank you card, it’s a HUG with a FOLD in it!” sentiment from the Newton’s Nook Designs “Thankful Thoughts” stamp set. To add a bit of shine and subtle dimension, I stamped the sentiment out with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Black Ranger Embossing Powder.
I love how it all came out! I hope the nurse who receives the card can feel the love and appreciation with which it was made. CLICK on the following picture to watch the process video:
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
This thank you card for an everyday heroine doctor is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday E Challenge – Everyday Essential hero and embossing
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Marble Background Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge – WINNER
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Stamping Sensations Somewhere Over the Rainbow Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Knock on Wood Challenge – HIPPA compliant wood clipboard 😁