Wild Birthday Wishes

EK Gorman CDD 6-7Hey Divas.  DT EK here showing off a birthday card I made for a young man.  I find that making cards for preteen boys to be hands down the most difficult of the types of card I make.  However, I find the CDD stamp set It’s All About Zoo, is kind of the perfect for EK Gorman CDD 6-7.4young men.  After all zoo animals are always a hit with my son and his friends.

So I pulled out some black card stock to stamp on.  However, I quickly realized a major
problem.  I’m in the middle of a move, and only packed a black copic friendly ink, and a waterproof black ink…so how was I going to stamp out on black card stock using only black ink.  Well, you can actually see black ink on black card stock, so I just went forward with my stamping.  (Notice the moving box as my impromptu desk.)

I wanted to build a scene, so I pulled out some flowers and grasses from the CDD Build a Scene 2 scenery stamp set.  I masked off the lion, stamped out the grasses, and added the monkey.  In a last minute decision, I decided to add a fluttering bee from the Build a Scene 2 stamp set.  I pulled out my colored pencils and colored in the image.  I love how colored pencils look on black card stock…just make sure you have a scrap near by because colors can look different than you would expect.  EK Gorman CDD 6-7.2

When I added the sentiment from the stamp set, I had a bit of a problem, still not having ink that would show up, so I stamped out the birthday greeting and then went over it with a pale grey pencil.  EK Gorman CDD 6-7.3

My die cutting machine is packed up, so I had to simply trim up the card stock and added it to an A2 card frame.

EK CDD blk watermark 2

CDD Products:

It’s All About ZooIts All About Zoo

Build a Scene 2Build a Scene 2

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