The Squidgy On A Journey

A friend of mine recently asked if I could make a card for her grandson who was leaving for college.  I have a lot of “female” stamps, but very few masculine stamps…, I turned one of my “female” stamps into a masculine stamp.  For this card I used The Squidgy on A Journey by Stamping Bella.


I had to change the dress to shorts, and the long hair and scarf to short hair and a ball cap.  I tried wiping off the ink from the stamp in the areas that I needed to change, but I just couldn’t get it right.  So, I decided to try another avenue.  I first stamped my image and then scanned it.  After I scanned it, I used some “white out” to delete the lines of the dress and long hair.  After doing that, I took a black Copic pen and drew in the new lines I needed to change my image.  Once I had that done, I re-scanned the image and printed it out on my Copic paper.  Here is a picture of the image before:


To this:


Whew!  Once I had that done, I set to coloring my image with my Copics.  I have listed the colors I used at the bottom of my post.


I had some striped patterned paper that I thought would go great with the image, so I used a die from My Favorite Things, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 to trim my image.  I then used the Stitched Alphabet dies from My Favorite Things to cut out his name.  I also cut the letters out of fun foam so I could pop the image up.  I used the sentiment from the stamp set as I thought it was perfect for the card.


I finished off my card with some Apple Green Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!


Copics:  B18, E44, E43, E42, E40; E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20; E79, E29, E27, E25, E23; R59, R29, R27, R24, R20; C7 C5, C3; 100, T9, T7 T5, T3; BV25, BV23, BV20; G99, G09, G05 G03, G00; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B29, B28, B26, B24, B21; C5, C3, C1; Y28; W9, W7, W5, W3, W1; E19, E18, E17, E15, E13; E18,  E17, E13, E11; W7, W5, W3

About Nancee56

I have been a crafter for many years. Knitting, crocheting, and paper crafting are my passion. I love to make handmade gifts and cards and spread a little cheer.

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