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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.

Sybil

Sybil by Sugar Nellie

This cute little girl is a Sugar Nellie digital stamp called “Sybil” that  I found at the funky kits web site.  Isn’t she just adorable?  Sugar Nellie makes some of the most realistic digital stamps I have seen anywhere.

I printed her out  as an 8″ x 10″ on Neenah Classic Crest, and colored her with Copics, then put her in a frame.  I forgot to sign her, but will do that before I give her away.  The technique I used was to create a pastel look using the colorless blender for an  advanced  class I’m taking from Suzanne Dean at  Color Me Creative.  I used this technique on her dress, socks, and the bears.

The colors I used were:

Hair:  Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
Skin:  E11, E01, E000
Dress and Stockings: B02, B0000, and colorless blender tip to tip with B0000
Bears: W5, W3, and colorless blender tip to tip with W3
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
Bench: E35, E31

The pale blue background is Adirondack Aqua Dye Ink, sponged on with a Colorbox stylus.

I would love to hear any comments you might have.  Until next time, Happy Coloring.

Stamp Credit: Peddler's Pack

 

Stamp Credit: Peddler's Pack

Both of the cards above were made for a flower challenge on Suzanne Dean’s Color Me Creative Website.  They are both from Peddler’s Pack, my favorite maker of background stamps, and both are colored with copic markers.  The first one uses only six colors, R29, R24, R22, R20, G28 and G40.  The second one uses more colors, and unfortunately I didn’t write them all down.  What is different about the second card is that after it was colored, I added two coats of clear embossing ink and powder to make it really glossy.  I The Peddler’s Pack gallery had a sample of this technique done on a different stamp with a different coloring medium, so I thought I would try it.  I really like the look IRL.  Thanks for stopping by, and as always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Sending You a Big Hug

Stamp Credit: Digital by Elisabeth Bell "I Love You This Much"

There is a story behind this little digital cutie by Elisabeth Bell.  When I wa coloring the image with copic alcohol markers, I went outside the lines pretty significantly on the upper part of her right arm…. in RED!  Ugh!  I tried and tried to push the red back into her jacket with the blender pen, but I ended up with a horrible mess.  And of course, I did that at the very ending of the coloring.  Not one to give up, or waste all that time I was coloring her, I cut her out.  But you see all those little strands of hair?  I cut off one of them by mistake.  Not daunted, I then copied another image the same size, and colored only her hands, her legs and feet, and the  hair strands that stick out from her body.  Then I sponged the background in green and grounded that image with two shades of brown.  Next I finished cutting out the original image, cutting off all but one of the strands of hair, and her legs and feet.  I popped her up with dimensional tape, and voila, image saved.

That’s not the end of the story, though.  While I was trimming the background image I didn’t notice that I had cut it crooked, and it was so close to the top of her head I couldn’t straighten it up without cutting off part of hair.  By now I had invested a lot of time and it looked like I was going to have to toss her.  I remembered seeing some gorgeous cards where the focal image was added asymmetrically, so I figured, what the heck.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  This is what I ended up with, and I bet if I didn’t tell you it was cut crooked, you wouldn’t see it.    How’s that for a save?