Hi everyone! Rachelle Anne Miller just released two new stamp sets, and today I am sharing a project I made with one of the new releases, Christmas Kangaroos. This illustration is so adorable and is perfect for a holiday card! I love how the baby kangaroo is looking up at their mother and is holding a candy can in their hand.
Printing, Coloring, and Ink Blending
I sized my image to fit within Mama Elephant’s Madison Avenue Framed Tag die. I printed it out with my laser printer, positioned the image within the die, and ran it through my die-cutting machine. Then, I used the following Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils to color the image:
Kangaroo – E42, E41, E40, R20, R00
Kangaroo nose – E49, E47, E44
Hat – R27, R24, R22
Green – G28, G24, G21
Green – PC109
Red – PC924, PC926, PC122
Next, I printed the image onto masking paper, carefully cut it out, and placed it over the image. Then, I blended Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio to create a sky and grass background.
Making the frame and finishing the card
I used the frame die to cut out several frames from white card stock. I glued them together so I would have some dimension on my card. Then, I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh’s Winter Wonderland stamp set with versa mark ink onto black card stock. Next, I sprinkled white embossing powder over the sentiment, heat set it, and used Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiments Banners die to cut out a strip. I attached the frame and sentiment strip to the colored card panel and added Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels to finish the card.
Make sure to visit the Rachelle Anne Miller website to see the other illustration she released. Both are amazing! You can also visit my Instagram and my previous blog posts to check out other projects using Rachelle Anne Miller illustrations!
Thank you so much for stopping by! – Mona