MFT: Fall Friends

I don’t know about you, but I love fall. Well usually. Ours has gotten off to a wet start with a weekend of solid rain. Perfect conditions for crafting, actually. I knit all day Saturday, and spent Sunday coloring this little gal.

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I used the new Fall Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things (see supplies) and a bunch of masking to create this single-layer card. To start, I trimmed down a piece of Copic-friendly, heavy weight cardstock (110lb or 120lb, preferably) to create a top-folding A2 sized card base. I fit this into my MISTI stamp positioning tool and planned my stamping: what was going to be in the front and what was going to be in back. This determines the order of stamping. In front are the leaves, so they got stamped first, followed by the small pumpkin, then the large pumpkin (with the girl), and finally the squirrel, which I tilted so it looked like it was peeking out from behind the pumpkin. I created masks using post-it notes. I wanted to do no-line coloring, so I used my trusty grout gray ink.

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After stamping, I started coloring. I’ve listed all the Copic colors I used in my supply list. As always with these adorable Birdie Brown images, I added eyes and extra hair because I just can’t leave well enough alone. After putting down my Copic layers, I went back in with Prismacolor pencils to add extra shading, fine lines, and texture. And fur. That little squirrel friend needed some fur. I used a fine tip white gel pen to add a few highlights to the girl’s eyes.

I thought about sketching in a fall-themed background but after some debating and taking selfies with my cat (ahem), I decided to just keep it clean and simple. But I could definitely see a bunch of fall trees and pumpkins completing the scene.

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I think my favorite part of this card is that little squirrel. I almost ruined it with a too-juicy Copic, but saved it with the colored pencils. I was able to even out the shape and coloring just by adding fur. When all else fails, add fur. Ok maybe not.

On that note? Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

Supplies:

Interested in the supplies I used for this card? Everything is linked below for your convenience. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. All supplies were personally purchased.


3 thoughts on “MFT: Fall Friends

  1. Denise Breimeir says:

    This is one of my top favorite Monkey Loves Oliver creations! The little squirrel and the sweet braid are my favorite parts. I have no idea how you complete such a detailed work of art (and heart) without making any mistakes! I love your card, Wendie!

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