Have an otterly Great day…

otter2Hello, and Happy New Year to everyone.  Yes, I know it’s a bit late, already February, but this is my first post for the year.  Yay.  I must get back to posting and entering a few more challenges…

Anyway, this challenge from Freshly Made Sketches caught my eye.otter FMS Final 273-001I just received my adorable “Otterly Love you” stamp set from My Favorite Things and couldn’t wait to use it.  I decided to die cut the wave that comes with the matching die set 3 times.DSC01685This card piece measured 4 by 5 1/4 inches.  I used my ruler and t-square ruler to draw up the lines, so I’d not only get them straight, but also evenly spaced.

I then stamped my otters on a separate piece of card and coloured them with copics. For the otters I used: E55, E53, E51 and E50, for the rocks I used W7, W5, W3 and E11 (for a touch of peach), for the water I used BG01, BG10, BG0000 and YG00 and for the reflection of the otters and rock, E51 and W3.DSC01686I then used my die cut machine to cut out the otters and rock and I slid them into the waves I’d cut. I used good old sticky/stello tape to stick them to the back of my card. And added a cute little fish from the set.otter1I like clean and simple cards, so to finish it off, all I did was use my BG01 to colour in the border around my card.  I use the thick/chisel end of my copic sketch and use a ruler to help me keep on the right track.DSC01689The other thing you may notice is that in the set, the sentiment says “Have an otterly great birthday”, well, I did not want this to be a birthday card, just a card for any day, so I cut down the “birthday” and lined the sentiment up in my MISTI to stamp it out so it just says “day”.

Thanks for stopping by :)





6 thoughts on “Have an otterly Great day…

  1. KarrenJ

    This is such a clever take on the sketch! Your coloring is amazing and those otters are too, too cute. I’ve been trying to resist buying them, but my resistance is weakening :) Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Kim S

    This is such a fun and creative use of the sketch! Your water is amazing – even with otter reflections. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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