Hip hip hooray! {Purple Onion Designs}

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with another card featuring stamps from the newly released A Special Day collection, illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. This time it’s one with lots of the cute critters in the collection.

I stamped and masked all these critters. From left to right we have Bonnie, Bernard, Petunia, Gillian and Faye. The tree stump is from the woodland floor set, also new in this collection, and once I’d colored all my images, I even masked off the tree stump so I could airbrush a blue sky behind them all.

There are two sentiments that come with Petunia that you can stamp in the banner. One is the hip hip hooray!, which I white heat embossed, the other says Happy birthday! This card is a bit of an odd size. I needed it big to fit all my images, and it measures 7 1/4 x 5 1/16″. I probably could have trimmed off a little bit on the sides and on the bottom (or top) to make it an even A7 size, but this is what I wound up with. I’ll probably make my own envelope to fit anyway.

Lots of Copics used for this one. I tried to make the colors of the critters different even though I have two brown ones and two gray ones. I love the Copic range of earth tones and gray tones, it really does allow you the option to create different colors within the same color family.