Friday 9 February 2018
Bitty Birthday | ft. Mft's "Bitty Bears"
Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.
It has been an amazing level of chaos since I got this new job. I mean "mom-ing" is great, but I always loved working, I knew I missed it but I had no idea how much I missed it. I had forgotten how good it feels to get dressed up in the morning and spend the day doing something outside of the house, and then get paid for it!
That being said, I seem to have lost some of my crafting mojo. I used card making as a way to feel accomplished and fulfilled, but now I need less of that so I have to find a different motivation. It's a hard feeling when you sit down with all the wonderful art supplies and stamps and paper and there's just nothing there. Perhaps now that training is over, I can get back into a regular routine with the kids at school and a couple hours to myself in the morning.
To begin, I stamped bears from MFT's "Bitty Bears" stamp set. I started with the one in the middle and the two on the outside, then masked them off and stamped the second and the fourth one, all using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock.
I removed the masks and coloured all of the images in with Copic markers. I wanted all the bears to look different, in the end I'm most pleased with my little polar bear on the left. I remember a time when I would have left any white space blank; I think my greatest lesson in my card making journey is that nothing is white. The difference some light grays make to an area is amazing, and it makes me pause every time.
After I was finished colouring the images, I used some Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add a bit of a sky. I then trimmed down the panel a bit further and mounted that to a piece of light blue patterned paper and then adhered the whole thing to a standard A2 sized card base.
I'm actually really excited to recreate this card in other colours. It's a fantastic example of how a colour palette can change how this card looks. Make it in pinks with a "Happy Valentine's Day" at the bottom and you have the cutest card for a little loved one.
I hope you liked today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.