Hello friends! It's already week two of Art Impressions' Couple Cards challenge, which means you can create a card with any "pair" theme. I had so much fun masking, stamping and coloring this scene for the couple from the Happy Trails Set! This set also has a camper stamp and sentiments to use on a birthday card, a retirement card, and a few other general ones.
To begin, I actually planned my scene (gasp! Me, planning? LOL!) by stamping onto some printer paper to get an idea of where I wanted everything to be. Then I stamped the images onto masking paper and fussy cut out the tree and just the portions of the people that needed to be masked. I stamped the people first, applied their masks, then using my sheet I planned on, I positioned the lights. I just fussy cut the ends of the lights mask and applied it. Then I stamped both trees.
Because I'm not really experienced at coloring/free-handing a background, I colored it first. The Copic colors are listed below. Once I knew I'd be happy with the background, I finished coloring the rest. Did you notice how I snuck in red and green? I was kind of thinking "Christmas on the beach!" Sounds good to me!
I die cut the colored panel and the green card stock layer with the Rectangle Double Stitched dies. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink using my MISTI.
I hope you've enjoyed my card today and that you'll be entering your project into the Couple Cards Challenge!
sand: E55, E53, E51
sky: B0000, Y11, Y13
trees: E59, E57, YG17, YG25, YG03
skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
clothes: R29, R27, R24, G07, YG17, YG25, B97, B95, B93
hair: YR24, Y19, Y21, N5, N2
chairs: C3, C1, C00