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Hi Cyber Friends,  I’m pleased to share my latest card, which I created for a challenge on Susanne Dean’s website, which can be found here.  This challenge is open to everyone, and there’s plenty of time for you to get in on the fun! Link to thumbnails of all the entries is here   (Just scroll down the page til you see the tiny pictures, and when you click on one, it will take you to the artist’s blog post for that card.)

This is one of my favorite digital images to color with copics.  His name is Nathan, and I’ve colored him with almost every hair color you can think of.  This time I was sort of going for a natural “Lucille Ball” red, lol. The hardest part of this card for me was deciding how to display the main image on a card.  I finally settled on my version of Shabby Chic.

Finished Card Size: 5" x 7"

Here’s my recipe for the card.

Supplies:
Stamps:
Nathan Digital Image (Sugar Nellie)
Butterfly from Posy Patch Collection (Heartfelt Creations)
Paper:
White 5″ x 7″ card blank
Cryogen White for printing of main image (Curious Irridescents)
Brown Cardstock for stamping butterfly
Black card stock
Designer papers from Tattered Time Collection (DCWV)
Inks:
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Memento London Fog (Tsukineko)
Memento Rich Cocoa Brown (Tsukineko)
Copic Alcohol Markers (.too corp.)
Other Supplies:
Decorative Butterfly Border Die Cut (by Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations)
Cuttlebug die cut machine (Provo Craft)

Brown Opaque Glitter (Art Institute)
Scroll Bling (Want2scrap)
Pop Dot
Designer Dries Clear Glue (Art Institute)
Paint Brush and Water
Double-sided adhesive
Printer and computer to print digital image
Paper Cutter 

Directions:

  1. Start by printing the image on Cryogen White card stock and trim piece to about 4″ x 6″.  Color image with copics.
  2.  The first thing I did was to determine the light source.  The shading on the original image indicates that the light source is in front of him, and slightly to the left, which would make the deepest shadows on the right side of the image. I usually start with the hair, since that will largely determine skin tones, and what color of clothing I want to use. On his hair, I used YR00, YR02, YR07, E07, and E09.  I usually color from dark to light, but on this one I put the highlights in the lightest color in the center first.  Then I added color from dark to light.
  3. For his skin I used E000, E02, E11, and E13, again adding color from dark to light.
  4. I colored his shirt with BG99, BG96, and BG93.
  5. The little bear is very lightly colored because I didn’t want to lose the shadows the artist had made, or her representation of fur.  I used C3, C1, C00, and colorless blender on the bear.
  6. When the image was complete, I added a “glow” of BG10 BG0000, and colorless blender around the entire image.  Next I took a damp paint brush and drew a wet line in sections around the image to make it easy to tear it where I wanted it.  Then I distressed all the edges with Memento London Fog.
  7. Here’s where things got dicey.  I must have previewed four or five papers before I hit on the “Shabby Chic” look.  I then cut one piece of designer paper to 5″ x 7″ to fit the front of the card blank, a black piece to 4.25″ x 6.25″ and a different designer paper to 4″ x 6″.  I didn’t think it had enough drama when I just centered those layers with the image centered on tip.  So I glued them off-center on the left side and added the bling.
  8. I thought it needed something else on the lower right corner, and tried a bunch of different flowers.  They just didn’t work with that little boy, and I hit on the idea of the butterfly.  I went right to my Heartfelt Collection and got my new butterfly stamp and stamped it on a scrap of golden brown, then die cut it with the butterfly die.  I distressed the butterfly with brown ink, glittered the body with brown glitter, bent the wings upward, and attached it with a pop dot to the lower right corner.  I added the whole thing to the card front and took the picture.

I’d love to hear what you think of Nathan.  I wish I had somebody to give him to, but there are no redheaded boys in my extended family, lol.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

This is a card I made for a Stampers Quest blog article.  For complete instructions, and an opportunity to download the basket digital stamp, go here.  The stamps used are by Heartfelt Creations.  Hope you like my card and my little digital basket, the first one I ever did.

Happy Stamping!

I recently found out about a challenge and a contest with prizes, at http://www.cutcardstock.com.  This is my first ever time to enter a contest.  There are three prizes, First Place is $40, Second Place is $30, and Viewer’s Choice is $25.  I sort of thought: “nothing ventured, nothing gained“.  So, here goes.  The ground rules are that you must use a shade of purple, a shade of turquoise, and a butterfly.  Here is my entry, and quick and dirty recipe follows:

I used two rubber stamps by Heartfeltcreations.com; a digital butterfly stamp by just laury, a cuttlebug embossing folder, copic markers, several shades of ink, and turquoise and white card stock.  I also used two shades of glitter, and all the stamps were stamped on vellum with Versamark, embossed with White Opaque ink, cut out, and then sponged with colors of ink.  The butterfly was cut out and then colored with copic markers and glittered with two colors.  Sorry the details are so sketchy, but I was in a hurry because Sunday, March 18, is the deadline, and I did three cards before I found one I liked enough to enter!  Of course, the good news is that if you hurry, you still have time!

I don’t know if I’ll win anything or not, but I like my card.  I won’t publish one I don’t like, LOL!  I’d love to hear what you think of this entry.

Happy Stamping!

Lindamarie

This card was actually pretty easy to make, and it gave me a chance to do two of my most favorite things — color with my Copic markers and try a new product I’ve never used before.  I just got back from a stamping and scrapbooking convention in Portland, Oregon.  I spent most of my money at the Heartfelt Creations booth and in their classes, but I eked out enough to buy the Marvy Uchida Quick Borders craft punch tool and all the border shapes made for it (total of 8).  The bottom border on this card used one of those punches.  Here’s the recipe for the card.

Supplies
HC3348 Cardinal Pine Cone Border Pre-Cut Set by Heartfelt Creations

White and blue card stock
Cryogen white card stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMagic Spanish Olive Ink
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Marvy Uchida Quick Borders Craft Punch, Antique Floral
Double-sided adhesive
Orange Glaze Pen

Directions

  1. Cut a piece of white card stock to7”x10”and run one7”side through the quick borders punch.  Fold stock in half to make a7”by approximately4.75”card.  Distress the front on all sides with the Spanish olive ink.  Cut a piece of blue card stock to the same size as the card front, and adhere to the back side of the front for the bottom blue border.
  2. On a piece of Cryogen stock cut to2.75”x6.5”, stamp the pine cone border stamp with black ink.  Color with copics markers of choice.  I used R39, R37, R35, R32, G12, G24, E30 and E34.  I also applied a light outline of BG0000 all the way around the image.  I colored the beaks, eyes, and feet with the orange glaze pen.
  3. Adhere the image to blue card stock cut to3”x6.75”, and attach to the card front approximately centered above the bottom border.

I’d love to hear what you think of my latest card.

Hi Fellow Stampers!  I recently found a stamp company that I absolutely fell in love with.  The card above was made using their products.  I’ll be displaying more of them in the near future.  For a complete tutorial on how I made this card, and a review of the products from Heartfelt Creations that I wrote for Stamper’s Quest online magazine, go here.  Here are a couple of other cards I made using their wonderful designs.

Regal in Red

 All of these cards feature designs by Heartfelt Creations.  I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed creating them.  Tutorial for the Regal in Red card can be found here.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!