Welcome back to the Fab Friday challenge over at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog
! This week we have a color challenge. I grabbed Purple Onion Designs Bunny on a Swing along with The Perfect Spot. I have tried to resist stamps from Purple Onion Designs for a while, but I finally caved and bought some the other day. They allow you to build scenes because they have smaller images plus larger backdrops to put those images in. So fun!
What I didn’t realize, and you might think I was pretty dumb, but I didn’t know they were unmounted! I still had a bunch of EZ Mount, though, from the last time I was buying unmounted rubber, so I grabbed that, my Walnut Hollow hot knife, and my glass mat, and I proceeded to mount them by peeling back the liner, laying the rubber on the sticky side, and cutting around the outside with my hot knife which I had plugged in and let warm up first. I then trimmed around the outside to get as close as possible with my rubber scissors. At that point, I was ready to stamp. Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE! I had to do some masking to create the scene, which I did by stamping the images on masking paper from Simon Says Stamp, coloring in with a highlighter just so that there was color in between the lines, and then I cut all my masks out with my Brother ScanNCut
2. This is one of THE BEST uses for the ScanNCut
. You can cut right on the line, and since the masking paper is super thin, you don’t have to worry about there being areas next to the lines where the rubber doesn’t stamp.
Coloring in the image with a highlighter keeps the ScanNCut
from tracing inside the image where I don’t want cuts. I then used the color recognition mode so that it would read the whole image as a solid piece. It cut even those lines of grass behind the tree (which I cut off the mask because I didn’t need them). I then masked off where the bunny was going to stamp and stamped the tree first using my MISTI. Then I masked off the tree and lined up the bunny and stamped him.
I colored the whole image with Copic markers. I added Sakura Black Glaze pen to the bunny’s eyes for a little glisten and dimension.
And here are the two other colors in the combo (the flowers). Originally I was going to add the greeting on a piece of red card stock, but the one I wanted to use at first took up too much room. So instead I grabbed Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages and used the MISTI to stamp it in the lower left corner and heat embossed with clear EP.
I really love Purple Onion Designs Bunny on a Swing combined with The Perfect Spot. I’m looking forward to creating more scenes with all the stamps I bought!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Hallmark Scrapbook, My Favorite Things, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra but gives me a small percentage of the purchase price, which helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.
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You’ll be able to see all of the Fab Friday team’s creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members’ blogs and see what they’ve done with this challenge: