This project was all about giving myself a challenge. I grabbed a piece of dsp, decided on three colors, picked a stamp set I hadn’t used a long time and went for it. This was definitely not my usual style, but it felt good.
The card itself wasn’t too complicated, just one layer for the background. I stamped my little boys on water color paper with black stazon and opened the ink pads. Their faces were done with a very diluted wash of pink pirouette with the hair in tip top taupe. I wanted them to look like the same boy just doing different things.
Each boy face was accented with one color only. For the darker areas I kept the ink fairly strong. When I accented I diluted it a bit more and even more for the outlined areas in the background. I left it simple because I wasn’t really going for perfection, just soft coloring. I punched their faces out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and a background of black with the 2″ circle punch. They were arranged on the front and layered with a bit of dimensionals.
The banner was stamped from the same set and a light wash of each color was put on its own section. Then each end was punched with the bitty banner punch. I also put that up on dimensionals. I repeated the pattern of paper inside with more dsp and a smaller piece of very vanilla to write my message on. Such a sweet card, for a very sweet boy indeed.
Have a creative day!