Hey everyone! Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are already 3 days into 2019, I hope it's been a pleasant year for you so far. For 2019 I'm starting off with a Birthday card made using elements from the Kindred Stamps Space Heros Mystery box. Unfortunately this mystery box is no longer available.
Watch the video here.
So to get started I used a couple of rectangle dies to make a frame using some Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock. Then I started the ink blending through the Mod Strip stencil with white pigment ink. I stamped the 2 characters on to that white frame using a couple of Gina K. inks. I thought it would be fun to mix it up and not use black ink to Copic color. Then I stamped the sentiment and die cut that using a MFT speech bubbles die.
In the video I seemed to have gotten stuck on the fact that I used Neenah 110lb instead of 80lb cardstock. My original plan was to stamp the characters seperately and fussy cut them out then glue them to the frame. But.... Like I said I got lazy. Now I do suggest using Neenah 80lb cardstock for Copic coloring instead of 110LB and that is because (for me anyways) the ink seems to blend better. Now I'm not saying that this coloring job was terrible but I did struggle a bit with it. So that is all I was trying to get across. If you have used both of those cardstocks with Alcohol inks what was your experience? Both cardstocks work in a pinch but I definitely have a preference. lol.
So the Mystery Box did come with some great galaxy papers. I used one of those and cut it down to where it was just larger then the die cut rectangle window and layered it behind that white frame panel. I used some EK Success foam adhesive circles to pop up the speech bubble. All that is left is to attach everything together with adhesive.
For the inside I kept it simple as always and just stamped one of the characters and the Birthday sentiment below him. Not shown in the video but I also used some of the fantastic washi tape that came in the box..... I think this is my new favorite washi tape! Thanks for stopping by!
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