Farm Friends Card using Copic Markers & Distress Ink

I’ve finally inked up these stamps from MFT called Farm Friends; they were released in February of 2017.  I’m going to be creating more cards with this set, but for today I’m using the tractor and the cart full of animals.

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It was very fun and fast to color in these images with Copic Markers.  I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink to stamp these images because it is a Copic friendly ink.

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I used Distress Inks to create the background for my images.  I lightly blended on Distress Inks to provide a soft impression of sky, sun and grass.  The mask I used was just a piece of scrap paper that I cut out using the same rectangle die that I used on my card panel, and then I taped it in place with some micropore tape.

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When I was about to tape my images onto my card panel, I noticed that something didn’t look quite right–No one was driving the tractor!  Lol!  I stamped the little chick image from this set into the driver’s seat and colored it in with more Copic markers.

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Once I adhered all my images, I used Glossy Accents on the wheels and left it to dry on my craft table overnight.

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Below is the video of how this card came together.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting!!

Supply List

Copic Markers:

Tractor and cart: YG09, G02, G12 and B000 for the window

Tires: Blick – 029, C4, C2

Pig: E11, E51, R00

Chick: Y13, Y35

Lamb: W3, W1

Mouse: C4, C2, C00

Animal Cheeks and Ears: R21

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One Layer Cards using MFT’s Seaside Seagulls/Card 3 of 3

This third one layer card in my series is my favorite.  I used the entirety of my card front to create a scene.  It’s a lot of fun to use more than one critter or character and build a scene around them and have them interact.  Again I used Prismacolor pencils, Distress Ink and a lot of masks.

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I didn’t have a hillside die or stencil, so I created my own.  I also didn’t have a speech bubble stamp, so I stamped my sentiment and drew one around it.  It was easy enough, as you’ll see in my card video below.  You can watch it here on on my YouTube channel in HD.  Thank you for stopping by!!

Supply List:

Prismacolor Pencils: Yellowed Orange, Yellow Ochre, Parma Violet, Lilac, Lavender, Hot Pink, Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 20%, Orange, Sunburst Yellow

MFT’s Seaside Seagulls

MFT’s Stencil Cloud

MFT’s Mermaizing Stamp Set

 

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One Layer Cards using MFT’s Seaside Seagulls/Card 2 of 3

I love framing up my images–it helps bring the focus on them.  For my second one layer card, I used a large mask to create a frame.  I used Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper for this.  I cut out an oval and placed negative mask onto my card front.  I was then able to ink blend in the oval.  Once I pulled up my mask, I had beautiful, crisp lines creating a frame.

But before I did my ink blending, I stamped all my images and used masks for them as well.

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For my images I used Post-It Super Sticky Full Adhesive paper.  Masks can help you add dimension to your card.  For instance, I stamped the larger cloud first, masked it, and stamped the smaller cloud overlapping it a little bit.  This gave the illusion that my second cloud was behind the first cloud and further off in the distance.

I decided to use Prismacolor pencils to color in my images.  They are one layer card friendly–they don’t bleed through to the other side, unlike Copic Markers.

To add a little more interest to the card, I colored in the tips of the bird’s wings with hot pink.  I thought this complimented the sentiment.  Lol!

Below is my card video.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.  Thanks for visiting!

Supply List:

MFT’s Seaside Seagulls

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Neenah Solar White 110# Card stock

Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 20%, Hot Pink, Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Greyed Lavender

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One-Layer Cards using MFT’s Seaside Seagulls/Card 1 of 3

This is the first card I created in my one layer card miniseries using the adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things called Seaside Seagulls.  I love creating one layer cards.  They are only one layer, so they should be simple, right?  Not really.  Lol!

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It can be difficult coming up with a layout for a one layer card.  Your card has to have enough visual interest so people will enjoy looking at it.  The images and inks can all be fabulous, but you have to pull it all together on a single piece of paper.

One of the things I like to do with one layer cards is to leave a lot of white space.  The white of the card base adds to its simplicity and appeal and makes everything pop.

Once I figured out my layout for this card, my stamping and coloring didn’t take very long at all.

Here’s my video of how I created this card.  I hope you enjoy it!  Thanks for visiting my craft table!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.

Supply List:

MFT’s Seaside Seagulls

Neenah Solar White 110# Card Stock

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Copic Markers: C4, C2, C1, Y08, Y02, BV000, E35, E31

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