Hello and welcome! It’s been a lovely, warm fall here in Chicagoland, but the weather is turning cold now, and there are a lot more leaves on the ground. I felt inspired to revisit one of my favorite stamp sets from Lawn Fawn called Jump for Joy.
I intended this to be a quick, one layer card, but it was a little more work intensive than I had planned. At least it looks clean and simple. Lol!
I started out with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4. I stamped my animals first and put masks over them.
I used the solid stamps that came in this set to stamp the interior of my leaves–hoping to save time. However, the ink stamped out blotchy, so I had to color over them with some Prismacolor pencils.
Then it was time to color in my animals with more Prismacolor pencils. I love the Neenah Solar White cardstock, but it’s not my favorite kind of paper to color on using my Prismacolors. With this paper you are kind of limited to how many layers you can put down before the paper won’t accept any more, and I love using lots of layers of colored pencil. However, since this is a clean and simple card, it worked out with just a few layers.
I added a few embellishments to my leaves and sentiment using a pencil and a Copic Multi-liner. To indicate movement, I added little dash marks to the leaves. On a trial run of this card, I used some blue colored pencils, but it complicated the card, and I wanted a lot of white space on my card.
I always make a first draft for each of my cards–it helps me to figure out my final layout. On my first draft for this card, I didn’t have as many leaves which didn’t require any masking. On my final card I stamped a lot more leaves and used masked to be able to stamp some overlapping. This looked better and added more dimension.
I also wanted to elongate my sentiment to give the card more balance, so I drew in some curvy lines and drew over it my the multi-liner.
I also added a sentiment on the inside of the card, which says, “That we’re friends.”
Now I just need to make a few more so that I can send them out to a few of my dearies. Don’t you just love getting happy mail!!
Hope you all have a fun Friday and a wonderful weekend!! See you soon!
Here’s the video I created for this card. You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.