Miss Ink Stamps – Nuts About You

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with this adorable squirrel professing his nutty love just in time for Valentine’s Day. I layered a bundle of stencils to create the awesome background and couldn’t resist inking up my favorite squirrel and his heart shaped wood slice too!

I started by stamping images from Oh, Nuts! and Have Heart and colored them with my copic markers. Then I cut them out with my scissors and used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to arrange my little scene. I set that all aside and switch gears to get messy for my background.

First I taped an A2 size piece of white cardstock to the back of the Ins & Outs Marquis layer with the window opening. I inked it up with kitsch flamingo distress oxide and then added the Scene Builder Clouds stencil and went over it with picked raspberry distress oxide lightly for some clouds. Then I slid the clouds stencil to match the swirls up with my cloud edges and added that detail with a heavier hand.

Now, to get messy I wiped off the edge of the marquis window stencil and layered the Starry Night stencil over the top and spread iridescent glitz glitter gel through that. I removed all of the stencils and let the glitz gel dry for a bit before adding the marquis frame layer and spreading the same glitz gel through that.

Once everything was completely dry I assembled my card. I decided to have a melon colored base layer that goes with the dark details in the clouds. I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up with foam tape. Then I added my images with foam tape as well. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock, cut it out with a banner die and popped it up too.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen highlights to the images, black glaze pen to the squirrel’s eyes and once it was dry came back in with a white gel pen highlight there too.

Products used today:
Oh, Nuts! stamps
Have Heart stamps
Ins & Outs Marquis stencils
Starry Night stencil
Scene Builder Clouds stencil
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – iridescent
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Banner dies
Distress Oxide Ink – kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry
Foam tape and squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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