Today’s card features the Cute Shaped Animals digital stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and the new Slimline Scalloped Frame from Sunny Studio Stamps.
As soon as Patricia added this image to her online store, I knew that I had to make some cards with it. These are just the cutest critters! I LOVE the big eyes on the owls and the giant nose on the cow. These are quick and easy to color and wouldn’t they be perfect for Halloween treats? (I’m seeing a future video and blog post there!!)
You can see here that you get a cow and a chicken, a cat and mouse, an owl and a barn owl in this digital set.
I colored my images with my Copic markers and cut them out with my Brother Scan-n-Cut machine which I am loving! You can see that on this one, I left a 0.04 white outline around the images and I really like the way that looks.
I created the background by blending some Altenew inks on to white card stock. I used the 3M Post-It Removable Labeling Tape to mask off the top 2/3 of the card piece so that I could blend on some ink in Limestone and Silverstone. Then I moved the mask to cover the bottom that I had just blended and added Dew Drops ink to the top portion of the panel.
I used the new Slimline Scalloped Frame from Sunny Studios to die cut the background piece out. This gave it a nice stitched edge which is a detail that I personally love around the outside of my cards. I used the scalloped frame part of the die set to cut out the scalloped background in navy cardstock. I love that the scallops have the holes…like little Swiss Dots. It’s such a pretty touch. The Hello script die came with the set along with 3 other word dies: congrats, greetings, and thank you. I LOVE this die set! I feel like I’ve gotten a great value for my money!!
I can use either of those base slimline frames alone, or as a set like I’ve done here. Plus I got 4 word dies that are words I use on cards all the time. I need no other slimline dies after this!!
These also looked adorable stacked on top of each other vertically up this card when I turned it sideways just to try out that layout too.
The little cloud dies are from another die set that I got from Sunny Studio Stamps in 2018 called the Comic Strip Everyday die set. Another great value set. I think the clouds add a nice little detail and I didn’t have to fuss with adding them with my Copic markers!
I added a few Snowflake sequins from Neat & Tangled and a little gray shadow under each creature with my Copic markers and my card was done!!
How sweet is this card?!
The Brother Scan-n-Cut made this a lot quicker since I was able to die cut those images out. I’m happy that I made this investment because I now don’t have to buy coordinating die cuts. I will no doubt continue to select a few stand alone die sets like this one from Sunny Studio. I know people create their own templates to create background dies like this with their electronic die cutting machines, but I have not yet progressed to that point.
It’s on the list!
Copic Color Combinations:
Cow: R11, E51 (nose), C7,5,3 (hoof and horns), C3,1,00 (body)
Mouse: N7,5,3,1, E11
Little Owl: E10,09,08,97
Barn Owl: E79,77,74,31 (body) E37,35,34,31 (wings and brows)
Beaks and Feet: YR14,16
Video of Easy Copic Coloring Technique:
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Digital Stamp Set Information:
Kinda Cute by Patricia Cute Animal Shaped Digital Set of 6 critters: https://kindacutebypatricia.com/cute-shaped-animals-digital-stamp-set/
Kinda Cute by Patricia Digital image on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/832021112/digital-stamp-set-cute-shaped-animals
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/101964597212215