Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Mail

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This is Happy Mail (SS002), along with the sentiment called Holly Jolly (K048).  Who doesn't love to receive happy mail?!?!?!?  and especially at this time of year....  

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Hedgy's nose.  Xmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries and Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to resemble snow on the top of the mailbox and ground covering.

The image was die cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  The pattern paper is from Echo Park-Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Chocolate Chip and White cardstock.  For the bow tie on Hedgy, I used a mini gingerbread man die from YNS, that included a bow tie.  The real reason hedgy has a bow tie on, is due to the fact that while I was colouring his tummy I had a little too much water on my brush and ended up paper piecing another tummy on him.  There was a slight line in between his head and body, that I wanted to cover either with a scarf or a bow tie.  When I found the bow tie was going to work, my dilemma was resolved.  I am always looking for creative ways to fix small boo boos like this, as some days things happen that we wish didn't!  LOL!  
For the sentiment, I was hoping to create something that looked like a postage stamp.  I remembered I had a SU postage punch, that I don't think I've ever used, so I dug that up.  In order to layer the sentiment, I needed to punch out 4 postage punches and offset them, using Chocolate Chip cardstock to create a bigger postage stamp.  Foam tape was used under the sentiment to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few clear rhinestones were added above the image and to the lower right side.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, 847, 133, 245, 969, 977, 942, N35, and 800.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder for sentiment, and SU Chocolate Chip Ink Pad for sponging edges of image and sentiment.
Paper - Echo Park-Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip and White Cardstock.
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Stitched Rectangle die, YNS-mini gingerbread man die(bow tie), SU Postage Punch, Clear Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

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