Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Are you enjoying the beautiful spring weather? It's been really nice here in Texas- the wildflowers are blooming and there are birds and butterflies everywhere. I was inspired to make this card wanting to use the fun butterfly and dragonfly images from the Wishing Happiness set. These bold detailed images are perfect for embossing as I have done on this card. I started with Kraft Cardstock- ran it through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. Lightely inked it with L'amour red Palette ink. I also stamped my image and sentiment with the same ink. I embossed and cut out the butterfly. Added some foam mounting tape to pop it up on the center piece. I couldn't find the right shade of red ribbon so I used some of the red cardstock I used for the mat on the center piece as a 'ribbon' accent adding a some red and tan scrappers floss and a small punched flower as an accent. I love the tone on tone with the bold color- what do you think? I did similar cards in blue and green also using the other images. It's really a fun set!
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Friday, April 16, 2010
this site- scroll down to her April 7th post and you will find two fantastic vidoes on copic coloring- one on doing darker skin tones and one on the dotted background. I had fun with it! The stamp set used is a hostess set from the new Serendipity Street called Swirled Spring Life TA-3239. I love the whimsical fun of this set! For the card I stamped and colored the hummingbird image with copic markers. Jazzed her up a bit with stickles. I stamped the flower image multiple times along the bottom. Colored them also with copics and made an extra flower head to pop up to emphasize one flower. Added a little stickles for that one too. The background is done similar to the tutorial- starting with the darkest colors add dots of different sizes until the background is full to your liking. The sentiment is from another hostesss set- Unexpected Joys. TB-3149. Hope you like it!!