Friday, July 22, 2016

Mudzies Gift

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

It's Christmas in July!  I sure hope Santa dresses lightly, if he plans on coming this way any time soon!  The heat is definitely on and it's way too dry here...

For today's post, I have a super fun image to share with you!  I hope this makes you chuckle a little.
This is Mudzies Gift (T030) and Sm. Christmas Script sentiment (F051).  Such a cute image and definitely a fun one to colour too!
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on the ribbon, bow and power outlet. Also, various colours of Stickles (see supplies listed below for actual colours used) were applied on the string of Christmas lights to add a bit of sparkle.  Once this was all dry, I proceeded to fussy cut out the image.  This was a bit challenging around some of the fine detail.

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The designer papers are from Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper pad and SU Merry Moments 6x6 paper pad.  I wanted to create a living room type of scene at Christmas.  So I thought, the hardwood flooring, base board trim and wallpaper idea looked perfect!  To adhere Mudzie on the card, only the top two-thirds of him had foam tape applied to the back, and the bottom third (legs) and power outlet had glue dots applied.  This helps make him pop out a bit, but still look realistic as he is sitting on the floor. 

The banner for the sentiment was die cut using a YNS die called Cool Tag Three.  I stamped the Merry Christmas script with a versamark ink pad and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder was applied then heated.
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 899, 977, 800, 761, 055, 925, 847, 277, 535, N55, N75, N95, 245 and 856; Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder.
Paper - Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, SU Merry Moments 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock; Watercolour paper.
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy Accents, Stickles-Crushed Pineapple, Orange Peel, Xmas Red, Green, Waterfall; Cuttlebug Machine, YNS Die-Cool Tag Three, Uniball-Signo Silver Gel PenWater Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
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Dora said...

This is a funny image, so beautiful to see.((:
Beautiful card.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so cute! love the adorable moose with all of his Christmas lights! :)

Linda T said...

What a sweet card. I just love your background and coloring. So cute.

riliska said...

A lovely card with a really sweet image.