Hello! Crystal here today with my design team post featuring the exclusive to Scrapping for Less –Wild & Free stamp set!! This set was exclusively designed for Scrapping for Less by Pink & Main for the August 2017 Flavor of the Month card kit. I created four cards using the sweet animals included in this cute set. I’m also having a giveaway, but more about that after we check out these cards! Let’s get to it!

{Copic markers used ~ E11, E17, R27, N0, N3, N7, BG11, BG15, BG49}

You’ll notice that the cards all use the same sketch. I love doing that for sets that include more than one image. With some fun papers and these cute images you can put cards together pretty quickly using a simple sketch like this one. I got this sketch from the CASE This Sketch challenge blog, but my cards and post were done too late to enter… that’s ok though, because the sketch was what I needed to start my design!

{Copic markers used ~ Y06, Y26, Y35, YR15, YR68, R00, R14, R20, E31, B00, YG03}

For all of the cards I used up some of the older card stock that I still had in my stash for my card bases. I also used the Our Family Mini Kit from Scrapping for Less… you can check that little kit out here. The kit includes 6 sheets of the Our Family patterned paper from Echo Park, along with three coordinating embellishments. Included in my kit was some paper flowers and sequins so I decided to add those to my cards.

{Copic markers used ~ Y06, Y26, Y35, B95, B97, B99, BG13, BG49}

The remaining layers on each of the cards is the Our Family papers. I like the mix of patterns and solid papers included in the pack, it makes for easy layering and matting for the main images. Scrapping for Less has more mini kits available… you can check those out here. There’s also a full pad of the Our Family 6x6 papers available.

For my last card, I thought I’d share how I colored the backgrounds of my little images using Copic Markers B00, B000, 0, YG03, YG17. I started by coloring the grass portion with YG17. I then went over the outer parts of the area with YG03 leaving a slight shadow for the animals. For the clouds, I started by outlining a cloud with B000.

I then colored the rest of the sky with B00 being sure not to overlap the B000 lines all of the way. I wanted there to be some variation in the outline of the cloud. To finish off the sky, I went around the inside of the cloud with the 0 colorless blender to blend those two shades of blue and soften the lines.

{Copic markers used ~ Y18, Y35, YR15, YR68, R20}

I then colored in the platypus and mat the image. I popped up all of the images on the card and then adhered a paper flower with a sequin center. That’s all my cards for this time!

Now for the Giveaway!! I have this brand new exclusive stamp set to giveaway!! AND I’m going to throw in some other goodies from my stash as a surprise (all brand new items). All you have to do to enter is to comment on my blog… you can do that by clicking here. AND for a bonus entry, I’m also sharing this giveaway on my Instagram. You can head over there, like my post and follow me and you’ll have another chance to win!! AND for another bonus entry, follow the Scrapping for Less InstagramYou have until 8/17/2018 midnight EST to enter. Unfortunately, open to US residents only. I will announce the winner on my Instagram on 8/18/2018!!

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.

~ Crystal


About the Author

Crystal Minkler

My name is Crystal. I’m a wife and SAHM to our four children whom I homeschool. Card making and paper crafts are my sanity and passion. [VISIT MY BLOG]