So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk

So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk graduation card - frog detail - from theartfulinker.com

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I’m Sara Levin the artful inker.  And if you looked at the title for this post – So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk – I know you thought “say what?”.  You know that six degrees of separation thing?  Well I took my daughter back to school and the first day or two, I’m usually a little down.  If you’re my daughter or someone who knows me — we will never speak of this.  Anyway, as I sat here pushing myself to create today (instead of binge watching something), I looked at the So Hoppy Together frogs.  I thought the one looked as if it was walking.  I thought crosswalk.  Which made me think Beatles…

 

So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk

 

So Hoppy Together frog stamp cut a part - theartfulinker.com

 

The first thing I did — yes, really — is cut the frog on the unicycle stamp a part.

Not only was this easier for this card but it makes the frog more versatile.

To cut your stamp a part, I recommend a craft knife rather than scissors

as the lines in the image are so close together.

If you prefer not to cut, you’ll need to mask the stamp before inking

 

So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk card from theartfulinker.com

 

Start with a  Thick Whisper White base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Add a Basic Black layer: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Cut your Whisper White layer to: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Next, use a ruler and pencil to draw your crosswalk lines.

They are approximately 1″ apart and 2″ from the top of the panel.

 

So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk graduation card - frog detail - from theartfulinker.com

 

Then, stamp the frog 3 times in Call Me Clover.

Color the body with Light and Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends.

And for the belly, you’ll use Light and Dark Granny Apple Green.

For the crosswalk, use your Basic Black Watercolor Pencil.

 

So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk congratulations card - sentiment detail from theartfulinker.com

 

After adding a strip of Pick a Pattern washi,

stamp the sentiment with Memento Black ink.

 

So Hoppy Together on a Crosswalk frog card - angled view - from theartfulinker.com

 

Now, you’re ready with a fun, graphic, graduation or congratulations card!

Perhaps for your kid who’s away right now.

 

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