I’ve been doing some more Copic colouring, this time with the Mama Elephant Fly With Me set. It took a little bit of time upfront to create this scene with some masking, but I think it was worth it in the end!

I started out with an A6 panel of blending cardstock. I wanted to make sure that the sentiment was the main focus of the card so I stamped the ‘happy birthday to you’ from the Mama Elephant Scripty Bday set in the top right corner in some MFT Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. Next, I stamped out the four elephants in the set, spacing them around so the sentiment was framed. I created some masks out of some Post-It Notes so that I could stamp the clouds from the set behind the elephants. This way it looks as though the sky is full of elephants!

I then took out my Copic markers, using some light blue markers to colour in the sky background and concentrating the colour around the elements. I used similarly light blue-green markers for the clouds, warm greys for the elephants (with some light reds for the ears) and some deep, contrasting reds for the balloons.

I adhered the panel to a top-folding card base and added some Glossy Accents to make the balloons nice and shiny.

You couldn’t help but feel uplifted if you received this card on your birthday!