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Friday, October 24, 2014

Winter Card Trio


Loving this cute little card that features Inky Antics images based on Kraft cardstock.  I added a touch of doodling with a white gel pen and used some scraps from my embossing bin to make up a really cute little winter greeting card!
 Here is another sweet and simple winter greeting.  Circle punches popped up on foam add a fun border detail.
And finally a jingle bell that is on a sparkly embossed panel with lace and snowflakes and Candi...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hangin The Mistletoe!

I have another card featuring The Rubber Cafe's Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit!
For this card I used some more holly embellishments from the batch I did up last week.  Don't they make fabulous photo corners for the card?  

The stamp is in the  Elf'n Around stamp set that is included in the kit.  I did a slight modification and only stamped the top two elves on the image.  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and tore the top edge to resemble snow.  I colored my image with Copic markers and stuck them in the snowbank!  

The adorable bows are part of the kit and I added one to the mistletoe and two to elements I cut out from the designer paper pad included in the kit.  They look like gifts!


Supplies:
Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit:stamps, papers, bow embellishment
You're So Fine Glitters:  Patriot Red, Fir Tree Green

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Try it Different Tuesday on Wednesday!

Today my cards are featured on the Inky Antics blog.  Here is Jackie's post:

When I demo the colored pencil blending technique at shows, I often tell people about how I like to use two or three different shades of the same color (applying and then blending each color separately) because it adds depth and richness to the stamped image.

Starting with an alcohol marker base and then layering colored pencil over the top can achieve a similar, lovely effect, as shown in this week's card on the main Inky website:


Michelle Pearson created a bunch of Halloween treats using this trick! You can see how she starts with her stamped images (four pumpkin kitties from Cube-0207, Cat 'n Jack Cube) and colors it with Copic markers:
 
Then she layers colored pencils on top, which makes a huge difference in the images' appearance:

Here's one of those mischievous kitties shown on an altered notepad, also colored using the same technique:

And, just for fun, she used a darker palette of colored pencils over the Copic base, layered onto a Zentangled panel on the final project:


In case you're wondering, Michelle used Copic markers B60, C1, T4, Y38, Y17, E00, YG03, along with a variety of Prismacolor pencils for her frightfully fun cards.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday Princesses

I got a request for some princess birthday cards...and I ran off to Mo's Digital Pencil and snagged the Birthday Princess for the cards.   The princesses are twin girls...and we have one in pink and another in purple!
We have flowers and glitter and gems and cupcakes and crowns...what more could a princess ask for?  Images were colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.  The frame is by Memory Box.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Living Earth

 
I have another  fall card today featuring Prickley Pear rubber stamps.  The designer paper on this one is some from my Basic Grey stash.  A bit of jute is my only embellishment.

Supplies:  EE0064 Count Among Your Blessings, HH0171 Wheat Field

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunshine Is Delicious - Card Trio

Still working on card samples for the workshop at The Stamp Shoppe.  Stencil is from Lasting Impressions.  Sentiment is FF0151 Sunshine is Delicious from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
Designer paper is from K and Co.
This card featuring the Lasting Impressions Dragonfly stencil incorporates papers from my scrap bins.
Finally, here the mushrooms again using different tangle patterns.  Thanks for stopping by today!. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

General Greeting Card Collection

I have a collection of general greeting cards for you today.  It's so handy to have a variety of cards on hand for whenever you need to grab a quick one. All images on these cards are by Inky Antics.
 All images are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.
All images are fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.  I just love how this gives a bit of POP to your main images, especially when they are smaller like these are.
 
And dare I say that all of these cards use bits and bobs that I have stashed in on my desk.  I have little containers that I toss die cuts shapes in, borders that I cut and decide not to use, etc.  It is so handy to have these elements cut and ready to go when I'm on a card making spree.    This final card even uses a frame I made from a scrap of a die cut.  How stinkin cute is that?  A bit of doodling and you have an interesting element for a card!