Saturday, January 21, 2012

Prickley Pear Valentine Release!

Today I'm sharing some of the new Valentine Release cards.  We have had some family responsibilities these days....so 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.

6 comments:

MaxineD said...

love the steampunk valentines card!! The wee duck image is so cute, and looks great with the cracked glass technique.
Blessings
Maxine

Gail S. said...

I have never tried the cracked glass technique - will have to do that!! Thanks for sharing!

chillin with Quillin said...

there very nice, love the duck, its sooo cute!!!!
Paula

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

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

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