Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Digital Stamp Colored with Copic Markers Card

Well I finally got a little time to sit down and practice a bit with my first set of Copic markers.  Working on this card I learned two things for sure - I need to practice a lot more and I need a few more colors (don't tell my husband!).  I had a lot of fun coloring this cute digi stamp from Tiddly Inks.  I do think I could have chosen an image with easier hair to color for my first try, but despite some trouble blending and staying in the lines she turned out ok.  The patterned paper is Making Memories, the flowers are Primas and the black pearls are from Queen & Co. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks on the edges in Broken China and Walnut Stain.

I posted this card on:
Make it Monday #39 Linky Party
Inspire Me Fridays 8 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog- Anything Goes 
A Spoonful of Sugar - Flower Power

Monday, May 16, 2011

White on White Wedding Card

Well - the card workshop was this past Saturday and I think it went pretty well!  I hope everyone that came had fun and maybe learned a new technique.  This is the last card that I came up with for the workshop - I wanted something really simple and I wanted to try doing an all white card.

This is an A2 sized card.  I used the Wedding Solutions Cricut Cartridge for the bride and groom at 3".  Then I embossed the card base with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and a flower Sizzix Embossing Folder from the Dots and Flowers set.

This card was entered in the Make it Monday #37 Linkey Party
It was also entered in the following Challenges:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birthday Banner Card with Create a Critter Balloon

Hello.  Here is one more card for the card workshop that I am hosting Saturday - whew!  One more to go!  The banners were cut using a diamond shape on the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge at 1 1/2" and folded over embroidery floss.  The patterned paper is from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack - I totally love this stack!  The cute bear balloon was cut from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge at 3" and the sentiment was also from Create a Critter at 1 1/2".  I used some tiny mini skittles in the bottom corners.  I found these tiny skittles at the Flower Factory - they are smaller than the mini ones I already had an much smaller than the ones found at Michael's a couple years ago.  They came in five colors too.  I was pretty excited to find them!  The green strip was embossed using the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - CCH #66ANYTHING GOES 
The Crafty Pad Designs - CHALLENGE 120 - SPOTS & DOTS

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Distressed Owl Card

Hello!  Here is another card that I am doing for a card workshop I am hosting next week - I did it in two totally different color ways to see how different it would look. 
  • The Scalloped circle is cut from Once Upon a Princess - the inside one is 3 1/4" and the larger one is 3 1/2" - I like this scalloped circle because it's not perfect, the scallops are different sizes so it looks a little more organic.
  • The owl stamp is Studio G -  I stamped it first, then stamped and embossed the dots over the owl - then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to ink pretty heavily over the embossing, I love the way the embossed areas resist the ink.
  • The background is embossed using my Cuttlebug and then inked.  Add a little ribbon and that's about it, it's a pretty simple card to make.  I am trying to keep them fairly simple because we are making 20 cards for the workshop and I don't want to overwhelm anyone with too many steps.

Here is the first color way - brown and baby blue:

Here is a close-up of the owl

Here is the second color way:

Here is a close-up of that owl:

I entered this card in:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Frog Prince Easel Birthday Card

Hello!  This is my first easel card - I had a lot of fun making this card!  The frog prince is cut from the Cricut Once Upon a Princess Cartridge at 2 1/4".  The "hoppy Birthday!" sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp - the stamp has hoppy above birthday so I used a brush tip marker to ink each part and stamp because I needed a more horizontal sentiment.  I used yellow Stickles on the crown to give it a little sparkle and the frog's eyes are little black pearls from Queen & Co.  I made the "Have a Magical Day!" sentiment with the magic wand in Photoshop because I didn't have a stamp that really fit what I wanted for the card.  The pink paper was punched along the top using the Fiskar's Treading Water punch - love that punch!

This is just the front of the card:

This is the card set up in the easel:

Here is a close-up of the frog: