Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to "Make It Crafty"!!!!!

If you are looking for some of the CUTEST digi stamps around, check out the ones at Make It Crafty! Zoe does an AMAZING job with these images, and they are wonderfully detailed to color! I used one of Zoe's adorable digis on this card a while back: Digi Love.
It's their 1st birthday at Make It Crafty--head on over and check out the fun!

Friday, June 3, 2011

A "Hare" Late on This Card!

OK, yeah, that was a terrible pun! But I should have posted this weeks ago and didn't get a chance. But, better late than never!
The Easter Bunny (Bunny #2) arrived in my mailbox from Inky Antics, and he was just so fun to color! Stickles, Diamond Glaze, and Copics, and this girl is in HEAVEN!
Nestabilities Labels 2 were used for die-cutting this little cutie, and the background paper is from one of the DCWV mat stacks that I've collected over the years. I got the ribbon from Joann's.
I used just a touch of pale green--I think it was G0000 behind Mr. Bunny to set him apart from the white background and tie the image in with the ribbon. I hope it shows up on the screen as well as it does on the card!
Hope you're having a wonderful first part of June! Thanks for stopping!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Because I Care

That's the name of this beautiful hydrangea stamp from Stampin'Up! I loved the vintage feel of the image, and colored it with my Copics--V91, V95, and V99.
The background was made with another SU stamp, En Francaise, which I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, then randomly air-brushed with E40, E41, E42, E43, and V91 and V95. It gave such a soft feel to that panel! (Mental note to self--do this kind of background panel more often!) The doilies and pearls added to the vintage feel of the card.
I'm not sure if this will be a birthday, get well, or thinking of you card--but I love having cards that can serve multiple purposes, just by whatever I stamp on the inside!
Thanks for stopping! Leave me a message and let me know you were here!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

When Things Come Together

Sometimes cards just seem to make themselves. The image colors quickly or easily, the papers you want to use with it coordinate, and before you realize it, the card is finished. It's not always like that, as we well know! But this card sure made itself!
I colored "Unwrapped Tilda" (Magnolia, Magnolia-licious) while I was doing a demo at the store where I teach Copic classes. She's one of my favorites, both at Christmas-time and for birthdays. I was trying out a new color-way for auburn hair (E11, E13, E17, E19, and E29) that I had read about on the Make It Crafty blog. LOVE IT! Beautiful, rich, deep auburn hair. If only I could get this shade!
At the time I colored her, I didn't know I was going to be using this paper for the background--I didn't even HAVE this paper at the time! I got it in a card swap, and once I saw how perfect it looked, I decided to use it for this instead of the card it was intended for. It's from Hot Off The Press. Such a perfect match!
The backing oval was cut with Nestabilities Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval, and I air-brushed while the die was still in place. A few dots of color, and a few Diamond Dust Stickles dots, were added, and the sentiment from Stamin'Up! (set--Sincere Salutations).
Thanks for stopping by--and may all your cards come together as easily as this one!

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