Hi, hello! There’s a blog title to catch your eye, hey? And maybe the cards are actually weird, but no, that’s the name of the Jane’s Doodles stamp set I used to make the cards I want to share with you today!
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Jane’s Doodles, Weird, is another cute set with three differently positioned sloths, three sentiments, and several small supporting images like leaves, bananas, coconut and flowers.
My first card uses two of the sloths, stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock with alcohol-ink-friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers (colors listed below) and fussy cut with Cutter Bee scissors.
To create the card, I impressed two circle shapes onto an A2 sized piece of cardstock, by running a stitched circle die through my die cutting machine with a rubber pad, rather than the acrylic pad that die cuts. The photo editing has blown out the full effect of the impressed stitched lines, but it’s kinda cool in real life!
Then I die cut a circle from masking paper and positioned the hole inside the stitched outline. Using a variety of shades of green ink and three different leafy stencils to simulate a jungle background I ink blended layers of overlapping leaves and colors. I used Carta Bella Delightful Branches, Heffy Doodle Un-be-leaf-able and The Crafter’s Workshop Dancing Leaves stencils and Altenew’s Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade and Moss inks.
I repeated the circle leaf stencil background on the second circle, then stamped a greeting and heat embossed. I trimmed the card panel about 1/8th” on each side to allow a green patterned paper mat to show, and finally adhered the two fussy cut sloths to the circle shapes.
For my second card, I stamped and colored the third “yoga-sitting” sloth and cut it out.
For the background on this card, I ran a piece of white cardstock through the die cutting machine with Darice Tropical Leaf Background embossing folder. Then, I used the large blending tool from Altenew to lightly blend color onto the embossed surface with Forest Glades ink. I love how the raised edges of the embossed design catch more of the ink and are highlighted.
Besides stamping, coloring and hand cutting the sloth, I did the same with a variety of flower images, some bananas, leaves and a coconut half. Then I arranged and adhered those little shapes into a wild hat, a la Carmen Miranda!
With that, the “weird” quote seemed too perfect not to use. Nevermind that I have more than the usual compliment of family/friends that this card would suit beautifully! I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder, then cut it out and adhered it to the uneven cardstock surface with strong double-sided tape.
The Copic markers used are:
Sloth – E47, E44, E43, E42, E41 and E40. Cheeks – R00
Leaves – G28, G07, G05, G03, YG17, YG25, YG23, G24, G21, G20.
Bananas – Y17, Y15, Y13.
Coconuts – E37, E35, E40.
Tree branches – E89, E87, E84, E81
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