Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bright Birthday

Hello Crafters! 

It's Kelly here and I'm sharing a fun bright birthday card using lots of tiny images!

I love using tiny images to add details to cards and Create A Smile has a ton of fun ones. I couldn't resist using some to decorate these cute little packages. 

I started by stamping the packages in Memento Tuxedo Black ink because it's copic friendly. Next I used post its to mask off each  package as I worked on it. It was so nice not to have to cut masks! Sine these are simple shapes a straight edge is all you need to mask :)  I stamped several different images on various packages or used the straight line included in the set to create stripes. I colored the images with copic markers and then outlined them using a copic multiliner. A little bit of shading around the boxes helps give it some dimension. I stamped the sentiment directly over my image and then used a white gel pen to trace around the edge helping it pop. I also added some details with it. It's a pretty simple one layer card but the bright colors really help it make a big impression :) 

Just because an image isn't large doesn't mean it isn't useful. Look at what's in your stash and see if you can find a way to enhance it. Pairing tiny images with a large open stamp is an easy way to give it a completely different look!

There's only two days to link up your creations in the sidebar for a chance to win some goodies. Want another chance? Create A Smile is a sponsor in the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog hop too :) 

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  1. LOVE those packages tied up with string!

  2. Stunning card! Love the vibrant colours and all the detail - must have taken you ages, Jo x

  3. SO impressed with this card, the colors are so vibrant!!!

  4. This card is awesome! Love the colors and designs on the presents.

  5. Wow! Who doesn't like presents? And when they look like THAT, they would definitely make me squeal with delight! Beautiful card (as usual), Kelly!