Hello there Joy Clair Friends! It's Kerry here and I'm thrilled to share a cute card I created using one of the newest stamp sets to join the Joy Clair collection of stamps. This new stamp set is called Mother's Day Love and it includes several different types of adorable animals (and their babies). Although this set is aptly named "Mother's Day Love", I think it is quite a versatile stamp set and the sentiments help make it work for just about any type of card! In my case, I stamped the sentiment "You give the best hugs" on the inside of my card so that the little piggies could take center stage on the front.
In order to create my card, I started out by stamping the little piggies onto white cardstock, then used my Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils to color the piggies. As you notice, I apply color from a pool of color instead of directly from the pencil. This helps me control the intensity of color and also helps control my fluids. After watercoloring, I applied additional color with my Leisure Arts Premium Colored Pencils. They add just enough dimension and shadowing to make the image come to life. :)
See... Isn't it cute? Just a little bit more color to make them pig-a-licious! LOL. To finish the card off, I punched the image using a scalloped circle punch then mounted it onto a corrugated circle. After that, I attached it to my green plaid background that I machine stitched for added fun!
This set is just too cute for words, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by today and I hope my creation has inspired you to make something that will make you smile!