This month I had the pleasure of making the samples for the Ellen Hutson release by Brandi Kincaid. I worked with Brandi's designs when I was on the Feed Your Craft team, but that was for scrapbooking. I'm a long time fan of Brandi's style and I was so excited to have the opportunity to make cards with her Leading Ladies for this release.
Please join me everyday this week (August 5-10, 2018) as I share a few tips & tricks for a few of the cards I made using this release. You can see the full release HERE on the Ellen Hutson website.
First up today is Medical Lady and I'll be highlighting how I created her hair color and the pattern on her clothes. I stamped this image with Memento ink and then heat set it. Memento inks won't smear or bleed with Copic markers.
For this card I colored her hair red. I started with a base layer of E31 all over her hair. Then I layered on E33, YR16 and E37 in that order. I used E37 at her crown and near her neck. Since she's a "ginger", I felt like she needed freckles. *laugh* After I colored her face using E31, I added tiny little freckles using E33.
(I've linked the colors I used below. Don't forget that Copic Markers are always 28% off at the Ellen Hutson shop!!)
I admittedly looked at some websites that sell nurse scrubs when I was looking at ideas for this Leading Lady. I couldn't believe all the pattern options! So I pulled out Brandi's Pattern Play set to use for this project.
First I colored the top layering C1 and C2. Then I used R35 for the collar and the sleeve hemline. On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the Medical Lady again. Then I stamped the flowers from the Pattern Play over the image. I colored around the flowers on the pocket and the pants using C1 and then carefully blended C2 and C3 for shadows.
Next I colored the flowers using R11 and R35, in that order. Using my precisions scissors, I carefully cut around the pocket and the pants. Cutting around the hand on the pants takes a little patience, that's why the precision scissors really help.
I adhered the pants and the pocket using some of my Tombow Mono liquid glue. I really like using this glue for paper piecing anything I fussy cut. It doesn't take much to get it to stick and once it's on there, it doesn't move!
To assemble this card I cut out a stitched rectangle and lightly colored the edges using my foam blending tool + Distress Oxide in Cracked Pistachio. I stamped the sentiment on there using some VersaFine Clair ink because it stamps a really solid black impression. (it's not meant to be used with Copic because it smears, so I only use it for my sentiments)
I stamped a few of the accessories, die cut them and colored them. I adhered the rectangle horizontally to the card base. Then adhered the accessories. Adhered the stethoscope to the Medical lady and attached her using small foam squares. Then I added some Pretty pink Posh Jewels in pearl white to finish off the card.
Join me tomorrow when I share a tip for creating a fun background for the Teacher Lady using a stencil!