Friday, September 12, 2014

TGF- Super Secret Stamp Club Card #3

Just a few days ago, I received the third stamp in the Super Secret Stamp Club (see my first two cards here). It's called Day Out and it's super sweet. The outfit has no sleeves, so it could work for late summer. And the boots make it perfect for fall - which is exactly the direction I wanted to go in while coloring.

I started by inking up the stamp and stamping it onto some Copic marker paper. I colored her in with my Copics. I chose more muted colors, with a touch of pink and orange. I also experimented with a new color combination for the hair, and it turned out pretty nice. I added some subtle polka-dots to the hat with the colorless 0 blender.

After she was colored in, I carefully cut around her with a pair of sharp scissors and set her aside to work on the background. Since I wanted the image to be the star of the show, I kept the background very simple.

I chose a couple of pieces of paper from Little Yellow Bicycle's Feels Like Home 6x6 patterned paper. I really liked the paper that had a branch and leaves in the upper right corner. It was perfect for building a scene, and the background color was a taupe neutral that fit in perfectly with the outfit. I made sure to add a shadow with the W4 Copic marker so it didn't look like the girl was floating.

I adhered the patterned paper to a standard top-folding A2 card, then added the girl using foam squares. And that's all there was to it!

I'm looking forward to seeing what the next 3 sets will be. It's getting into the holiday season, so maybe they'll be Christmas-related. That would certainly be fun.

The Greeting Farm Day Out stamp (Secret Stamp Club, September 2014)
MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Copic Mini Marker Pad 70lbs
Neenah Solar White 110#lbs
Little Yellow Bicycle Feels Like Home 6x6 patterned paper
Tombow Dot Adhesive Runner (pink)
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Sakura Gellyroll White Gel pen
Copics: Skin (E00, E11, E13, E15, R20, 0, BV13), Hat (E81,E84, E44, E47), Dress (YG95, YG97), Tunic/Star (RV34, R85, RV66), Scarf (YR15, YR68, R59), Hair (YR21, YR23, E25, E29), Shadow (W4)


  1. This card is sweet perfection, Elle! She's coloured like a dream. Her hat and hair - amazing. Well, the whole thing is but they'd be my trouble spots so I notice them in particular, if that makes sense. :) Wish I could colour like you do. I'm so glad you convinced me to sign up for the club. Yes, it is your fault. lol

    1. I know exactly what you mean, Kylie! I notice the same thing about some of the cards I like. I always seem to be especially drawn to parts of the card that I struggle with, or parts that I think I could improve.

      LOL! I really am an enabler. XD