Archive for February, 2014
For the Sketch Challenge today (SC477), I made this card. I like the easy layout and I thought it would work great with this beautiful lilac image. I colored it with Copics to match some of the beautiful new dp from ODBD called Blooming Garden collection. I also did a little search and found out that lilacs come in a range of colors, including reds. The lilacs were die cut using my out of the box technique. The long dp strip and the image were matted with a pale pink marble paper and I added a few sequins for more interest. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 4
|Paper: X-Press It, ODBD Blooming Garden collection, pale pink marbled|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versfine onyx (greeting)|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders squares & circles dies, sequins|
Congrats again to Dawn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS368)! I actually started this one before my first one, but it took a bit longer to complete. While cruising Dawn’s beautiful, gallery, I noticed she uses THIS layout quite a bit…flowers framed and with a wide border around them. So I took that theme & layout but I loved the colors of THIS card so I combined them w/ the layout of the other.
This is also for the Sweet Stamps #157 Anything Goes Challenge and the SCS LOVEFEST2014J. I think this is in the Classy & Elegant category for that challenge.
This is one of those cards that the idea starts out simply enough, but as it develops, it gets more and more complicated. I’m sure that never happens to you! After stamping the image on a large white panel and coloring with Copics, I decided I really wanted to die cut it. First problem, none of my rectangle dies are big enough. Ok, so I used a larger square and resized it…not a problem, except I combined it with the out of the box techniquee, too. So it’s a little more complicated. But it worked and I liked the way the corner flowers pop against the navy blue paper. I used the same paper to back the greeting oval. I decided to repeat the daisy corners on the background and colored the lines and shaded the vines but the daisies themselves were fussy cut and added on top. Two extra daisies were added where the frames stopped on the sides, just to finish the line. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: Sweet Stamps – Framed Daisies 3019, Special Day 9114
|Paper: X-Press It, designer paper (Teresa Collins – Moments collection)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders squares & ribbon tags & labels 33 dies|
A big congrats to Dawn, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! After much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept most of the layout, the hummingbird and similar colors, but I used different images, moved my greeting to a tag and added a big flower.
The images & dies are a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread designs! I stamped the smaller zinnia randomly across the background using the two pinkish chalk inks then I embossed it w/ the Swiss dots folder. I stamped both sizes of zinnias w/ the same inks and die cut them w/ the matching dies and sponged the edges for more definition. The white band was die cut w/ a bracket border die and ribbon attached on top. I colored some thread w/ a Copic marker and used it to attach the tag. The sweet little hummingbird was colored w/ Copics, die and I added a little clear stardust pen to imitate the iridescent quality of their feathers. Some sequins were added to the zinnia center. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used for the hummer.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs -Hummingbird, Zinnia
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorboz rose coral & Versamagic persimmon chalk inks|
|Accessories: ODBD Zinnia & Humminbird dies, ODBD Recipe & Tag dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders bracket border dies, ribbon, sequins, embroidery thread|