Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Guest Designer for ATSM #426 - Make Your Mark

Hello everyone.  I’m so excited to be guest designing (GD) at Addicted to Stamps and More (ATSM) today for their challenge #426 - Make Your Mark.

Tomorrow happens to be my eldest nephew’s birthday.  I have no clue how 22 years flew by so quickly!  So for my GD card, I used a few stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs (GSD) to create this fun mini slimline birthday card for him.

All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in with Copic Sketch markers.  Started by trimming a mini slimline panel (3.25”x6.25”) from Xpress It cardstock.  The floating puppy is from Howl Are You? Puppy and he was stamped first.  Masked him, then stamped the balloon from Lovely Panda.  For the wall, Shabby Shutters distress ink was blended on with a blender brush in the upper 2/3 of the panel.  Repeated the stamping steps for the two puppies below on a separate scrap piece of Xpress It cardstock, then fussy cut them out.  The left puppy, also from Howl Are You? Puppy, was stamped first, masked, then stamped the puppy in the gift bag from Christmas Puppies.  

The floor was created with new/unused Wood Floors die from Penny Black.  The wood floor section was die cut from Kraft cardstock, then coloured with Gathered Twigs distress ink and a foam blending tool.  The baseboard was die cut twice from a scrap of thick white cardstock and glued together to give it dimension.  The sentiment from Birthday Blowout by Poppy Stamps was heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white 3.25”x6.25” card base, then added shading below the puppies on the floor and drew a bow on the tail with a fine black pen to finish.

This may be a little too cute for a 22 year old, but it’s fun, too. 😉 

I want to thank Kylie and the ATSM team for this GD opportunity.  For more inspirations from the design team and/or link up your own card to the gallery, please click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

NBUS #36 - new wood floor die


Christine Alexander said...

what a wonderful scene you created Trina, love the floor boards - I might have to buy that die :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adorable card, Trina - just love all the details! Your masking & coloring look amazing - your nephew will so appreciate this! Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Divas again!!

baileyrosy.com said...

What a stunning card definitely frame-worthy its like a children's book illustration.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwww... Love, love love this cute scene! And I'm surely more and more ahead 22 years old! LOL :D Fabulous doggies, wonderful colouring as always and such beautiful floor!! I have to buy this useful die LOL :D
BIG congrats for your GD, certainly very well deserved!!

Mac Mable said...

Thanks for the smile Trina with this adorable card. Amazing colouring and teh cutest of little scene. The 22 year old will love it!

Loll said...

So adorable Trina! This card made me smile!! xx

Arlene said...

Gorgeous coloring! WOW! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Birthday challenge this month.

Bonnie said...

What fun, Trina, and so beautifully colored! It's bound to bring a smile to his face!

Inkyfingers said...

This is such an adorable card Trina! The composition and colouring are awesome and I love how you achieved great texture on the cute pooches. It's been great to have you as guest designer at ATSMthis month.
Take care,
Carol x

Witchcrafted Life said...

Too cute for words! The inking + colouring here is sooo good! I swear, you could write a book or teach a class on both of those areas, my very talented friend.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

BożenA said...

I am sure that my nephew, despite the age of 22, will be delighted with this funny card. When I read the description of the card, I appreciated every element of it. You brilliantly combined so many elements creating such an amazing scene. And the skirting is what makes this room look so real

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your card is wonderful, Trina. So many details that make it so special. And your coloring always bowls me over. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Quillish said...

OMG! This is amazing. Adorable scene and such great coloring skills, Trina. Thank you for joining us at Time out challenges with you cute pups! Hugs ~ Ishani