Tuesday, February 5, 2019

It's the Year of the Pig! by Jil Lebel

Hello Ai fans!

Happy New Year! Today is the start of the Chinese new year and it's the year of the pig.  To celebrate that I thought I'd make a pig card.  I used the Pig Flutter set.  You all know me.  I had to use it a different way, so I put it on an action wobble spring.  I'll explain below how I did it.
The pig image was stamped onto Strathmore Bristol paper with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. Before the ink dried, clear embossing powder was applied and the image was heat set. The pig image has two small holes in it for the brads to attach to the wings for a flutter card and we don't want those on this image so they were masked.  To do that, tiny pieces of washi tape were applied over the hole images on the stamp before the image was inked up.  The ink was applied, the washi tape was removed with tweezers and the hole images were clear of ink so just the pig image could be stamped. You can do this with any of your flutters.
The image was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Light Pink and Flesh Color were mixed together to form the color of the pig.  The color was pulled out with a fine tip water brush.  A little Oatmeal was added to some of the brighter areas. Dark Brown was added to the hooves.  The background paper and the greeting were cut with the new Hexagon Double Stitched Dies. The Eat Cake mat stack from The Paper Studio was used for the card.  It has some fun glitter papers in it.  Some of the layers were added to the card with foam tape before the pig image was added to the center of the smallest hexagon with an Action Wobble. Ranger Diamond Stickles was added to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

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