Hi everyone! About a week ago I received a prize from Gerda Steiner for winning the April Challenge. My prize included the Frogs clear stamp with coordinating dies and a Happy Mail stamp set, which you currently get for free when you buy over 35 dollars at their store.
Both stamps are really cute, but for this card I decided to go with the frogs as I had a cool idea. When I saw this set I thought it would be funny to make it look as if the frog is going to eat the mosquito.
I managed to create this scene by first stamping the water lillie leaf. I was careful not to stamp the frog that originally sits on it. Then I stamped the kissing frog and drew any missing lines with a micron pen. I also drew a tongue coming out of the frogs mouth. After stamping all the images, I colored them with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.
For the background I blended Distress Ink Peacock Feathers on smooth Mixed Media paper. To make the backgr0und more interesting, I sprayed water over it with the Distress Sprayer and dabbed off the excess water. This creates small water spots which matches the theme perfectly.
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder which gives it a nice shine. On the wings of the mosquito, I applied glitter with a Wink of Stella pen and put Glossy Accents on top for dimension and even more shine.
And that finishes up the page! I hope you liked it and gave you some inspiration on what you can do with this awesome stamp set!
Note: Gerda Steiner Designs did not ask me to write this blog post. This was my own initiative. I just received the stamps because I won their April Designer Challenge.
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