Hello, Friends! I’m back with another Valentine I created using the new Carnival digital set by The Greeting Farm. This time, I used the food items in the set to be my focal point. The digi sets are fun to use because each item can be sized differently to be a smaller accent or a larger feature. I wanted to make something different so I used the food as my feature! Take a look…
The star of the show is this fun, twisted pretzel that’s in the set. I made it large and used it on the top center of my 5″ X 7″ card. I then added the other yummy items to create a bottom border on the card front. I used the corn dog, popcorn, cotton candy and covered apples to create and pink/red visual at the bottom. I added in a few smaller pretzels, too. 🙂
To make the pretzel, I printed another large one out on a separate sheet, fussy cut it and attached it using Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares so it would stand out. I used 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock the for A7-sized card base and card front panel. I always print my card front panel, color it and then attach to a separate card base. It conceals any ink bleed by layering them.
I used the following colors to color my yummy carnival snacks. I wanted this to have a lot of pink and red for Valentine’s Day and then the brown as a neutral. Here are the Copic Marker colors I used:
- Browns: E57, E55, E53, E50
- Reds: R89, R56, R46, R29, R17, R14
- Pinks: RV02, RV00, RV10
- Blues: BG00, BG000
- Yellows: Y21, Y18
- Gray shading: C3, C1
When I got done with my pretzel, I needed my pretzels to be more yellow so I also used some Y colors such Y21 and Y18 to get the golden look I was after. I wanted it to be brighter than just the E tones. I also added Y18 to the popcorn for the good butter! I also added white dots for salt on top using my Uni-bell Signo White Gel Pen. That really makes the pretzels come to life in my opinion. If you add a dot right above each black dot in the illustration, it gives the larger salt granules more dimension, too. 🙂
Inside the card, I designed the words and images and cut the 5″ X 7″ interior panel. I attached to the inside of my card base after I was done coloring it. When you use 80lb cardstock, doubling it on the card front and inside makes the card sturdier, yet light enough to send through the mail. I will be giving this card to my 18-year old, not-so-average, Valentine this year. It’s perfect for any age or sex. You know, it’s not too mushy!
For the phrases, I hand create the front panel line using a type font on my laptop. I used a digital phrase for the inside and then magically, using the powers of Photoshop, added the word, “heart” to it, too.
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