Once my image is filled with Copic color and has dried well, I use a negative mask and the nasty rag technique to add furry texture to my bears' fur. You can find other examples of how I've used the nasty rag technique here. Below is a closer view of my Copic-filled Nose-Kiss . . .
To form my easel card, I've layered blocks of Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling patterned papers with bright, coordinating smooth cardstock. A Martha Stewart butterfly border punch edges the middle of the card near the wrapped Offray 1/8" blue ribbon and bow.
A large handmade Chrysanthemum formed from a Fiskars Oopsie Daisy, Marvy Uchida daisy, EK Success daisy and oak leaf punches rests on one corner of my Spellbinders Grand Large Labels die cut image while a few more handmade flowers, remaining from a previous card, rest below a ribbon bow. Here's a view of my card front . . .
Flower petals and leaves are painted with Diamond Stickles or Star Dust Stickles for amazing sparkle. Here's a closer view of one of my flower clusters . . .
A few coordinating Basic Grey small buttons are scattered around my One and Only sentiment from Art Gone Wild! on the inside of my card. This pic shows the inside of my card . . .
Here's a view of my completed easel card, ready for display . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge "May Day! Spring-themed" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Ribbon" (here)
Creative Craft "Animal Antics" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Buttons and/or Bows" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Animal Magic" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
Secret Crafter "Cute 'n Fluffy" (here)
One Stop Craft "Recipe = 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellis" (here) buttons, ribbon, flowers
bears' fur - E31, E35, E47, E93 (cheeks); Nasty Rag Technique E49
heart, flower petals - RV11, RV14, RV17
sailor top - BG11, BG15, BG18, W3, W1, W00, 0
flower centers - Y11, Y15, Y19
airbrushed background - torn paper clouds BG11; Cheery Lynn grass border mask G82, G85
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!