Mint Owl Studio: Introducing Under Construction

Hello all!  Today I have a project for Mint Owl Studio to introduce the brand new Under Construction stamp set that is a part of the fabulous May release!  This set is PERFECT for Father's Day and I don't know about you all but I am always looking for good masculine sets to add to my collection and this one fits the bill!

I decided to create a one layer card on some gray card stock and create a construction site scene with good ol' Dad just fixing everything in sight!  I stamped my focal image - Dad with his hammer - in VersaFine Black Onyx ink and then did a looooooot of masking to create the scene around him.  I used Lawn Fawn's Hippo ink for the scene because I wanted it to be in the background and I thought the tone-on-tone look really helped with that.

Using my Prismacolor colored pencils (love these puppies!) I colored in Dad but nothing else.  This really makes that image pop!  To flesh out the scene I used some gray pencils and my Prismacolor colorless blender to add shadows and depth to all of the heavy machinery hanging out in the background.  The inside of card was finished off with another sentiment in black and a few more fun images in the Hippo.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Go get the Under Construction set so you have it in time for Father's Day!  It will be available at both the Mint Owl Studio shop and at Simon Says Stamp, along with all the other fabulous goodies in the release!  Until next time, keep on crafting!  See you soon!  Bye!

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1 comment

  1. This is a great card Tara. I love how "Dad" is coloured in but the background images are not. I DO love me a one layer card, and this is fantastic!