Hey guys! Today, I have a clean and “simple” card featuring Mint Owl Studio stamps. I tried out a new technique that I’ve been meaning to try: no line coloring! You can find my card on the Mint Owl Studio blog as well!
First I stamped the moose image from the I Moose You stamp set with Tim Holtz scattered straw distress ink onto a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped the heart balloon from the Some Bunny stamp set with candied apple distress ink. Then, I colored the images using Zig clean color real brush pens. I re-drew in the eyes, brows, and nostrils with a black pen. Once dry, I fussy cut both the moose and the balloon.
I die cut a stitched rectangle from another piece of watercolor paper, and I watercolored a quick background using distress inks. For the sky I used tumbled glass, and for the hill, I used a mixture of evergreen bough and mowed lawn.
For the sentiment, I put two sentiments together, masking off the portions I didn’t want stamped, from two different stamp sets. The happy is from Happy Mail and the birthday is from I Moose You. I used archival jet black ink.
I die cut another stitched rectangle out of a piece of red gingham patterned paper (sorry, I don’t know the brand, it was #happymail!) and adhered it to my card base. I attached the watercolor background piece on top using fun foam. Finally, I attached Mr. Moose and the red heart balloon using thin foam tape. I drew in the balloon string with a black pen, and added glossy accents on top of the balloon.
I really like how my card turned out. With the red gingham, the blue sky, and pretty green hill, doesn’t Mr. Moose look like he’s ready for a birthday picnic?!!! As for my no line coloring, I could definitely use some practice, lol! I sure will be practicing during the 30 day coloring challenge!