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Caly Person is back with us today — this time with an adorable trio of ostriches and some great tips for grounding them using a combination of ink blending, stamping, and Copic coloring.

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly again, and I’m back today to share a card I made using the Oh My Gostrich set. I just love the witty sentiments and had to color these fun images.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Copic colors used:

  • Ostrich head, neck, and legs: R30, E30, E50
  • Ostrich body: C3, C5, C7
  • Ostrich wings: W00, W1
  • Ostrich beaks: Y21, YR14
  • Ground: E0000, E30, E51, E55

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

After coloring the ostriches, I die cut the images using the coordinating Die-namics before setting them aside to create the background.

I masked off an area to ink blend the ground using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, and the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. The ground is stamped with the same ink, and then I used Copic markers to add some accent dots and dry grass sprigs. Ostriches live in pretty dry areas, and I was trying to mimic that.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The sentiment was created using the Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics after I stamped and heat embossed it on black card stock. That sentiment definitely caught my attention, and I had to use it.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Caly


What are your tried-and-true techniques for grounding your elements? Tag us with #mftstamps to share your ideas!

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