Saturday, January 24, 2015

Anya Celebrates

  I've recently tackled re-organizing my papers (post on that coming soon!) and I re-discovered bunches and bunches of lovely paper I really ought to use. So, I grabbed a couple and created a card with them.

I started with the Anya Celebrates stamp set from The Greeting Farm.  I've had this stamp set for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to use it until this card. I stamped Anya onto some Copic Marker paper in black ink and colored her in with my Copics. I created the polkadots on the gift with the colorless blender -- one of my favorite quick patterns to create. I also added a couple of highlights to the bow with a white gel pen.

After Anya was colored in, I carefully cut around her, leaving a small white border.

Since I used brighter colors for the stamp, I settled on a background that was a little more neutral. So, I chose a hand-drawn warm gray chevron paper. I cut it with a stitched rectangle die. It looked a bit too plain, so I also die-cut a piece of striped paper from the same collection. I used my paper trimmer to cut the striped panel at an angle.

I adhered the chevron panel straight to the card base, then added the striped panel with foam tape. I adhered Anya with a combination of foam tape and my standard adhesive.

Lastly, I created a sentiment panel by stamping "Enjoy your day" from Clearly Besotted's Say It In Style stamp set onto some white cardstock. I trimmed it down and created a flag-shaped banner. I adhered it to the card, and that was it! Since both the paper and Anya were colorful, I chose to add no other embellishments.

If you'd like to see some more lovely Anya creations, check out this blog! :)

The Greeting Farm - Anya Celebrates stamp
Clearly Besotted - Say It In Style stamp
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 13 die
My Favorite Things Hybrid inkpad in Black Licorice
My Favorite Things Heavyweight cardstock in Primitive Cream
Copic Mini Marker Pad #70lbs
Neenah Solar White #80lbs
Copics (Skin: E00, E11, E13, E15, R20, R22), Hair (E33,E57, E59, E79), Clothes (R08, R46, R89, B91, B95, B99, Y21, Y35, Y38), Present (BG32, BG49, 0, V12, V06, V17, R22, R35)
Sakura Gellyroll White Gel Pen
3M Double-sided foam tape
Tombow Craft Adhesive Runner (pink)


  1. This is super colorful and fun, just like a birthday should be. We would love to have you come link up at Anya, Oddies, and Others! You have so much talent to share.

    1. Thanks, Melissa! I totally linked up. :)

  2. Ah, this is so cute, Elle! Your colouring is amazing as always. Love the colourless blender technique! Love the hair too! Beautiful!

    1. Aw, thank you Kylie! I have to often stop myself from putting polkadots with the colorless blender on everything. XD

      I think the hair is my favorite part, too. It was a bit of a rush job when I was making it, but I think it turned out pretty good. All that practicing with hair really paid off. :D