I'm beyond excited to share this fun project with you. The chick is a file from our sponsor, KaDoodleBug Designs!
Don't you just love it? I had so much fun cutting, coloring and putting it together.
Let's get started...
electronic die cutting machine and software
Ice Cream duck file
white card stock
card background paper (stash - from an old Cards Beautiful collection)
eBrush - SN adapater
Spectrum Noir markers - BG1, CT2, CT3, CT1, Ly1, TN1, TN2, OR1, PP1, EB7, EB8, True Black
Watercolor pencils - blue and indigo (stash)
Sharpie White pen (stash)
Adhesive and pop up dots or mounting tape
Shadow box (optional)
card stock strips to make bases for the pop-up (optional)
Cut all the pieces using your cutting software. I ungrouped the pieces and stacked them, grouped and then resized to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 card base. Ungroup to move to the mat as a single layer to cut.
I wanted a little more texture so I ran the two base pieces of the ice cream cone through an embossing folder. Set aside.
Get your ebrush and adapter for Spectrum Noir markers and start coloring. I colored all the larger pieces with their base color using the ebrush with markers. You can layer your color for subtle shading or add another tone or hue for more definition. I generally chose the next deeper tone in markers for this project.
I colored the eyes using some water color pencils and used a water brush to blend. When dry, I added some quick strokes with a black micro pen for a little more definition. I also added some white highlights.
Once all the coloring is done to your satisfaction, you can begin piecing it all together. I chose to add some additional finishes for a little more shine and highlight. A quick brush over with some Glossy Accents on the melted "chocolate" area as well as the eyes. Set aside to dry.
Glue together as shown in the design photo from KBD (use the link above). It was really very helpful and easy to follow. TIP: I glued the chick together first before adding to my card front.
I used a sentiment stamp from an old, old set from PTI and just added that to the background piece. This card is for one of my granddaughters and I wanted a way to showcase it a little more -- so I'm displaying it in a shadow box frame with no glass/transparency. I've popped the card up using a pop up frame made with some additional cardstock which is securely fastened to the base of the frame. The box can be hung on a wall or sit on a dresser or bookshelf for display.
Thanks, KBD for the fabulous kit and cut file! I'm sure it will be used again and again! Stay tuned, I have a couple more projects debuting in a few days! Hope you'll drop by again and we can share some crafting time together. Don't forget to drop by the KBD blog and check out all the latest news!