Polka Dot Pals Eileen from Whimsy Stamps

Are you looking for a cute red-head hair combo? I have one that I use all the time and have it listed on a note with my markers because it’s so bizarre that I always forget it. It’s listed below but I have some tips in the description to. So you can read below for more details on how I created this card using these key products:

Polka Dot Pals Eileen
Polka Dot Pals Harley
Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Neenah Desert Storm 80#

I love this stamps of Polka Dot Pals Eileen and it’s been fun to color her and have her sit on various things. For this project, I decided to pull out an older set and used the trunk and frog from Polka Dot Pals Harley. The trunk is large enough that characters can sit on or other animals too so it’s been very versatile for me to use.
These images were stamped on Neenah Desert Storm 80# card stock which has been very pleasant to work with. The colors are darker when they go on so there is a slight learning curve. However, the Copic markers blend like butter and the same way on the white Hammermill Premium Color 100# card stock that I normally use. After coloring, the card was assembled with some layers cut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies and popped up with foam tape.
Now let’s get to that red hair I was talking about! I got this combo from a friend long ago, Annika, who’s original combo was YR14, E08, E19 and E59. The idea is to use dark browns and then start blending them to the light colors of orange. So on this card, I used the combo YR31, YR14, YR27, E07, E18. I added the YR31 to give it a yellow glow and brighten it up. Sometimes I like to go even darker and I’ll add E49. So there are some options there but make sure to grab colors from both the dark browns, light browns and oranges.

List of Common Supplies
Neenah Desert Storm 80#

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Eileen
Polka Dot Pals Harley
Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Copic Markers:
YG21, 23, 17, 67
BG11, 34, 57
E30, 31, 23, 25
Y11, 15, 26
YR16, 18, R05, 27
C1, 3, 5, BV23
YR31, 14, 27, E07, 18

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