Hello! It’s Bobbi with a “nutty” card designed for family! Family members come in all sizes and likes. Some members may be sweeter, happier, sillier, funnier, crazier and let’s face it…nuttier than others! It takes all kinds to make a great family. We just need to cherish and embrace the differences in each other and appreciate what we have together. My card today is just a fun way to show that. We stand beside each other through thick and thin and celebrate each other.
I used the following Honey Bee Stamps products:
- Gather Together stamp and die sets
- Woodgrain Background stamp set
- The Bee’s Knees 6″ X 6″ paper pad
- Neenah 80lb Solar White Cardstock
To make this card, I started out by stamping the Woodgrain Background stamp on Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock. I colored the design in using various Copic colors in E30s through 50s and added some warm gray shades, too. This stamp makes achieving the look of woodgrain so easy. Just follow the lines with various colors and you’ve got a great look! Since I make cards in a 5″ X 7″ size, this 6″ X 6″ stamp does not cover the entire front. I added a stripe of green cardstock at the bottom to cover the entire card front. It helps to ground my family clan and add a little more color to contrast all the browns. I added a few spikes of grass and some pattern paper strips in black and white to the green for added interest.
There is something so endearing about these characters. I just love them! I stamped and colored each of the animals in warm tones of browns, golds and reds, selecting colors that would work well together, but let each animal stand out on its own. I die cut the clan using the coordinating die. The die sure makes this big intricate image a breeze to cut out! Next, I added the sign at the top using black ink for the stamping and cool grays for the colored background. I wanted it to look more like metal and be different from the wood background. I added black iron supports at the top using cardstock and black screws in the corners using black Nuvo drops to make the sign look more like metal, too. That completes this week’s card.
I’ll be back next Sunday with another project to share. Until next time. gather your family together and enjoy all of them…even the nutty ones. 🙂