Friday, March 27, 2020

Cool Hat Bro | By Jessica Shier

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome back to the blog. It's Jessica here today and I have a cute graduation card to share with you. I know we are living in a world of uncertainty but hopefully there is an end in sight and those that will graduate will still be able to, however that may look. Let's make certain to bring some cheer to those moments when we can.

I'm using the super cute Graduation set. I love all the fun animals, of course, but this giraffe is just adorable! I stamped the giraffe and his little bird friend on to a piece of Accent Opaque white card stock with Gina K. Amalgam ink. I did use Copic markers to color this one in so I'll have the list of those down below. This is another great example of the shading examples that are available on the Art Impressions packaging. I follow that and love how it turned out.

After coloring in the Giraffe image I stamped it again really quick on to a piece of Inkadinkado masking paper. You can find this masking paper in the Ai shop! I fussy cut my masked image out and placed it over the first one. I did stamp and cut the whole image. I will be using that as a mask for the ground and sun in blending too. 
In the Graduation set there is a really cool stamp that is a bunch of graduation hats. I stamped that image over the top so that it looked like the hats were falling behind the Giraffe. Before coloring the hats in I used a strip of masking paper and used it as a mask for the ground. I added some shading with some light brown inks and also ink blended the sun with a stencil. Then removed the masks and colored in the hats. After that I stamped the sentiment and die cut my panel with a Rectangle Double Stitch die. 

The Giraffe set is part of the New Release sale!
Now through March 29th 2020. 

I focused my colors on blue and yellow, which I think is a pretty popular color for graduations. Mine were orange and black though lol. I like how you can color these to fit any school colors. Alright that is it from me!

Thank you so much for joining me today.
Happy Stamping!


Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the design.

ednamburgess said...

So very cute. I've just ordered this stamp along with a few others. Great color combination and design.