Prickley Pear Valentine Release!

Today I'm sharing some of the new Valentine Release cards.  We have had some family responsibilities these I did not make the blog hop with these....but stamping is my therapy and I had fun working with these images this week!

My first card features the Steampunk Drifter image.  I colored the image with the following Copic markers:  W7, W5, W3, W1, E49, E47, E44, R85, R83, R81, RV93. 

I framed my image with a simple pierced border.  The designer paper is from BoBunny's Enchanted Collection.  I colored some of the flourishes with Copics to coordinate with my image.

My second card features the adorable Duck in Tub image.

I colored the image with the following Copic Markers:  W7, W5, W3, E49, E47, E44, YG67, YG17, B00, YR16, Y38, Y35, Y32. 

I decided to go with the Cracked Glass Technique on this image for a more vintage feel.
I colored my image, then covered the image with Versamark ink and some Ultrathick Embossing Enamel and heated the image.  I repeated this process 5-6 times and then placed my image in the freezer between two bags of tomatoes.  This keeps the image from curling up too much when it freezes.   After about five minutes I took the image out and carefully cracked it for the cracked glass effect.  I did not add additional ink to my cracks...I didn't want too much of a grunge feel since I was making this into a baby card.

The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of The Party Collection.  The letters are American Crafts stickers that I colored with my Copics and embellished with coordinating gems.


MaxineD said…
love the steampunk valentines card!! The wee duck image is so cute, and looks great with the cracked glass technique.
Gail S. said…
I have never tried the cracked glass technique - will have to do that!! Thanks for sharing!
there very nice, love the duck, its sooo cute!!!!
Colleen said…
Both R very lovely cards and that baby card is just adorable.

Cracked Glass Technique! New one to me. I need to go find out more information and maybe find a tutorial on it and give it a try myself.
Thank U
Dalis said…
oh my! I love them both, but that balloon is AMAZING.

-- dalis
Awesome cards! Really love the steampunk stamp! ;o)

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