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.

  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