This image captured me the moment I saw it. It brought back memories of me and my brother making crazy faces at one another. I enjoyed coloring this stamp and putting together a very bright card for our mom.
This card has a lot of dimension because of the different layers of primary colored card stock cut into different shapes. But the central image is just Roberto's Rascals Funny Faces from CC designs stamped with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Premium Dye Ink and colored with Copic Markers.
“This Roberto's Rascals Funny Faces stamp set makes me smile”
The cool thing about these kids is that you can color them with your Copic Markers to look like your own kids, a friend's kids, or in my case, like me and my brother looked as kids. Unfortunately, you can't see the amazing pants my brother would have been wearing at about this age. Trust me, if you didn't grow up in the Brady Bunch era, you missed out on the most psychedelic clothing of all time. But back to the card making...
Here are a few examples of different kids that could grace the front of your card. The point is, people come in all different colors. One stamped image can be amazingly versatile. These are done on Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
Once I completed the coloring on my central image, I fussy cut it out. Okay, lets be completely honest. If I can ever avoid fussy cutting, I do. I actually used my Brother ScanNCut to do the fussy cutting for me. You don't have to do this. I've even heard folk tales of people who enjoy fussy cutting. I don't really believe them, but much like Big Foot, until you prove otherwise, I'm keeping my mind open to the possibility. I used Foam tape to pop up the central image and stacked different shapes of brightly colored plain card stock to frame the kids. I stuck them down onto a bright red A2 sized card base and added some enamel dots to the upper left corner.
I thoroughly searched my stamp stash for one that simply said, "Mom" but I couldn't find one of the right size and font to suit my taste. So I wrote the word, "Mom" with a Copic Multiliner, on a scrap of white card stock. I added the faux stitch detail for fun, and glued it in place. Even if you don't have great handwriting, you can create your own sentiments. Just take your time and start with a pencil on good quality card stock. Lightly draw out your letters. If you don't like them, erase and try again. Once you're happy with your lettering, go back over them with a fine point Sharpie or Copic Multiliner, or any good quality black ink pen. You'll be surprised how well you can do this. Trust me, just give it a try. If you don't like the way it looks, you can toss it in the trash. And if you feel like you just can't hand letter a sentiment, you can always use a simple word processing software on your computer and type your sentiment, then change the font until you're happy with it. Just don't feel like you're stuck with only what your current stamp collection holds.
In a future post, I'm going to show you how I change stamps that I own to match the card's recipient. It can be lots of fun. Sometimes it can be disastrous too, but then you get a good laugh out of it and you've still lowered your Cortisol levels by coloring. The point is to always have fun!
My favorite adhesive is Art Glitter glue with the precision tip. I dare you to try and color this fun card without smiling. I hope you feel inspired to create a fun card to match your favorite kids. Please check out my other cards and crafts on this blog and if you've got five minutes, I've got some tutorials on my YouTube channel.
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!