No Fun Without You

Debbie Olson is back with us today to close out the week with another beautiful project.

Welcome! It’s my second day of guest-posting for My Favorite Things, and today I chose one of the sweet new Birdie Brown stamp sets, Let’s Hang Out, for my card. Isn’t she a cutie? I have a soft spot for tomboys! In addition to the Let’s Hang Out Die-namics that I used to cut my focal image, I also used the largest die from the Blueprints 15 Die-namics – I love that stitched edge look.


Shown below are the Copic markers that I used to color the Let’s Hang Out image. I started by coloring the denim overalls, knowing that I wanted to add texture to them. To add the denim texture, I squeezed some Copic Colorless Blender onto a scrap of denim, then placed the dampened denim on top of the already-colored overalls and tapped lightly with my fingers to ensure that the denim came into good contact with the image. I removed the denim, and there was my texture – pure magic! After the colorless blender dried for a minute or so, I was ready to color the rest of the image.


For the card inside, I again used MFT’s Blueprints 15 Die-namics to cut the Kraft Card Stock layer, then stamped the Let’s Hang Out image with MFT’s Kraft Hybrid Ink Pad. The sentiment is stamped with MFT’s Red Hot Hybrid Ink Pad.


That background was fun to color! I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it when I started – the tree image was large enough that if I left white space around it, it was going to pretty much fill an A-2 sized front panel. I colored the tree first, then decided to trim closely at the top and bottom, allowing room at the bottom for a stamped grass layer (MFT’s Sour Apple and Jellybean Green Premium Dye Inks.) I allowed the branch to extend at the top and right side, then trimmed closely around it. The Copic markers that I used on the background images were the following:

Leaves: YG63, YG67

Tree trunk and branches: E21E25, E27

Rope: Y25

Sky: B000, B0000, 0

Tire: T1, T3, T5, T7


Thanks again to MFT Stamps – I certainly had fun playing with these sweet images!


10 Responses to No Fun Without You

  1. 1

    Too cute! Great coloring!

  2. 2
    Renee V. says:

    Beautiful coloring, love the denim trick!!!

  3. 3
    Tona says:

    Wonderful card & so well colored.

  4. 4
    Kathi K says:

    Wow, I am amazed at the denim trick – that is just genius!! This card is so darn cute!

  5. 5
    Kelley_R says:

    I love the tree branch growing past the mats! I’m always using the same colors for my skin, thanks for showing two different combinations.

  6. 6
    Pat says:

    Too Cute!

  7. 7
    Jennifer Siffel says:

    I love the 3 dimensional look of this card. How the girl and the leaves on the tree “pop” out. I also like the look of the craft paper for a background. Too cute. Thanks for sharing!

  8. 8
    Darlene Oudette says:

    Love the tire swing and the 3D of the girl by it … super card idea

  9. 9
    Connie Melton says:

    I love what you did with these and thanks for sharing the denim idea.

  10. 10
    Susan says:

    So cute! Saw this in the store on Saturday.