Thursday, 29 April 2021

My Favorite Things - Festive Old Friends

Hi Friends!! 
One of my favourite times of the month is here!! Time to kick off another My Favorite Things release countdown. Over the next five days we will showcase the EPIC May 2021 release until it's available for purchase on Tuesday May 4 at 10am EDT.

For my first project, I just has to ink up the Festive Old Friends stamp set...I knew I wanted to create a card recreating a familiar scene that one might see in my house haha! My parents are notorious for falling asleep at get togethers. We often joke that people in our family can fall asleep anywhere under any condition...its sad but true. 

I coloured up the images using Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating Die-namics. I created a simple but impactful background using the new Punched Pattern Stencil. I took the stencil and ink blended using Prickly Pear Premium Dye Ink and then lifting the stencil up and offsetting it slightly to ink blend again using Candied Yam Premium Die Ink. I feel like it gives the look of a funky retro wallpaper. I masked off the floor area and then ink blended using the same Prickly Pear ink and added some splatter to give the impression that it was carpet.
To finish off my card, I simply stamped the sentiments directly onto my card front with black ink.

Copic Markers:
Light Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Dark Skin - E59, E57, E15, E33, E31, E30, R32
Hair - N9, N6, N3
Greens - G28,YG67, YG63, YG91
Yellow - Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00
Red - R39, R37, R35, R32
Black - T9, T7, T5
Orange - YR16, Y17, Y15

I hope you enjoyed my card creation for today. Please leave a comment below, I love hearing from you.

Always follow your creative heart


  1. Dear Stephen
    You have thought of every detail and you are such a genius. On a lighter note I also cant keep up until late so dont be upset about your dad and mum as there are so many people like that. I am from Sri Lanka and now I am a freelance stay safe

    1. Haha! I’m glad I’m not alone
      Thanks for stopping by

  2. Very original sentiment and well done card with just the right colors too.

  3. Very original sentiment and well done card with just the right colors too.

  4. Love the way you created the wallpaper. Very original.