01 December 2018

Party Animal - Sheepski Designs, coloured pencil, stencil + gel plate

December brings us another month and another blog challenge from Sheepski Designs. The theme for this month is Celebrations.

For my celebration, this highland cattle is here for a birthday. "Happy Birthday, you party animal!" My card features the Sheepski design, Curly, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and paired with stamps, stencil, and ink from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
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Putting It Together

I actually was intending to make a different project for the inspiration this month, but this highland cattle kept begging me to card him. 

I used Prismacolor pencils on Mi Tientes paper to colour the image. I've come to really like doing hair which is a good thing because this image is almost nothing but hair. I'm rather pleased, too, with how the horns turned out.

Mi Teintes is very thin, so I decided to die cut a backing for the image panel while trimming it with a postage stamp edged die.

For the background, I decided to do a stencil printing technique with a gel plate. I used a stamp pad to cover the gel plate with ink.

I laid the stencil on the plate and used a very wet (sprayed with water) wet wipe to blot ink from the plate through the stencil.

I then laid the background panel on the ink. I first die cut a small panel for the sentiment.

The pattern picked up from the gel plate has a great visual texture.

I used foam mounting tape to add dimension behind the image and sentiment panels.

Inside, I stamped a second sentiment and some balloons.



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  1. Fab card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  2. Your attention to detail makes this such a unique card, Rijacki! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  4. Super fun and beautiful card!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

  5. So love this Rijacki! Amazing job with all that hair :D
    Andrea x


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