Sunday, March 15, 2020

Birthday Card for My Son {Picket Fence Studios}

Hi friends! Do you ever see a stamp set and know exactly what you want to use it for? My son turned 10 years old this month and I picked up this stamp set from Picket Fence Studios specifically to create him a birthday card. I love cute stamps and a lot of times boy themed cute stamps just aren't easy to find. That's why THIS SET was perfect - I fell in love instantly with all those beautifully illustrated faces!

I started by stamping the head that I wanted to color like my son first, then masked him off. I started adding the other images and masking them until I was happy with the placement and fill of the background. This was pretty easy to do, it just takes a bit of time and sometimes I had to stamp multiple times to get a good impression around the masks. Thank goodness for Stamp Positioners like THIS ONE that I can't wait to get my hands on!

The idea for this card all came from this sentiment that says "I spy a birthday boy" - immediately I thought of coloring all the boys in a monochromatic black and white look except for the boy I wanted to stand out as my birthday boy! This was super easy to do with my copic markers. I just pulled out all my W markers and used the same color combos for 2-3 of the boys to create some variation. When coloring in a monochromatic style, it's important to make sure you still have some lights and darks so using a few colors really helps to create that depth. I then used my usual skin tone and favorite hair combo to color the boy I wanted to stand out and colored his shirt my son's favorite color. I searched for about 30 seconds for a blue card stock in my stash to mat my panel but quickly realized it would be much simpler to just use the medium Copic blue I used for the shirt on my card base for a perfect match.

Copic Colors:
W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, W8, W9
B24, B26, B28
E42, E44, E47, E49
E000, E00, E11, BV23, E93

I absolutely love how this card turned out and so does my son! He had a great birthday and I love giving my kids unique birthday cards like this one that really reflects who they are and what they currently love. In the past I've done super heroes, princesses and more. It's pretty special when you can create a card that reflects your loved one or friend. I think that's what I love about this craft the most. 

Do you like to color images based on who you are sending them to?

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