Hello crafty friends and thanks for stopping by! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the card I made for the Just Us Girls Card Challenge blog! As you can see, this week is a color challenge featuring the colors yellow, blue, and green (neutrals are allowed). I love doing the color challenges because it makes me try color combos I might not necessarily think of using on my cards. Above I’ve linked to their site if you would like to partake in this week’s challenge as well 😊 Let’s check out things about my card!
For this birthday card, I used one of my favorite cover gifts that came from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I stamped the cup and cupcake first using Versafine Onyx Black and then I cut a mask out of Simon Says Stamp masking paper and masked off both images so I could stamp the tea pot and have it look like it’s behind the cup and cupcake. This is probably my favorite layout to do with these stamps. I like making the scene.
I colored my images using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and Uniball Signo Gel Impact gold and white gel pens for accents. The rims of the cup and saucer and the edge of the top of the tea pot are all done in gold gel pen, which I considered okay since it’s in the yellow family. I did all of the gold gel pen work first so that it could dry and then I went in with my colored pencils. For the yellows I used: Yellow Ochre [PC 942], Sunburst Yellow [PC 917], Sand [PC 940], and Lemon Yellow [PC 915] and these were the colors for all of the flowers. Blues used: Photo Blue [PC 919] and Mediterranean Blue [PC 1022] were used for the cupcakes frosting. For the tea pot and tea cup I used Violet Blue [PC 933], Denim Blue [PC 1101], and Blue Lake [PC 1102]. The greens I used for the leaves are Apple Green [PC 912], Prussian Green [PC 109]. The last bits of green that I used were used on the cupcake wrapper, Sap Green Light [PC 120] and Olive Green [PC 911]. Once the image was all colored I took my gold and white gel pens and colored over all of the dots. The dots on the tea pot and tea cup are gold and the dots on the wrapper are white. I also did a few highlights on the tea pot with the white gel pen. I’m still learning how to do highlights, so I took the opportunity to practice. This was all done on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. Once the coloring was finished and the front was glued to the card (using Scor Tape), I decided to add some pearls. I used the Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls. I used these because they are stark white and I didn’t want to add anymore color to the card. I attached them using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Let’s see the finished card!
Here’s the final card! What do you think? I’m really pleased with it and I hope the recipient will like it too… once I can get it to them, that is. What type of images would you use if you were to make a card for this challenge? I love hearing about what inspires you! If you liked today’s post, and I hope you did, please consider following/subscribing here and over on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen). I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11AM PST. Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day! Until next time, keep creating! XO