I thought I'd shared the card I made for the Sweet Pea Stamps Spring Stamp Off
. You can go here
if you'd like to vote for your favorite.
I used Spring Witch
and colored her with copic markers (including 4 of the NEW shades!!!). The image was actually stamped three times as I layered it to give it a bit of depth. Spring Witch and her kitties are the first layer, the cherry tree is the second layer, and the sky is the final layer. It has a wonderful 3D effect in person but doesn't photograph all that well. *sigh*
The "cherry branches" were made with an SU flower punch and bird punch. For the branches, I punched out branches in brown and in green, cut the leaves off of the green one and glued them on top of the brown ones.
Copic Markers used:
Fall is definitely in the air around here, so I decided to get started on my Halloween projects. For today's card, I used the adorable Betty Belfrey
by Tiddly Inks for the focal image.
Isn't she adorable? She reminds me of that old Bewitched episode where Samantha goes back to Salem.
Betty was colored with copic markers, and has silver gel pen on her hat buckle and the metal wrap on her broom. I printed out an extra copy of the broom (with sleeve attached) and popped it up a bit for some dimension. Once the card was assembled, I went over the broom handle and the silver metal areas with some diamond glaze for a bit of extra shine.
My sentiment is from an old SU set, Haunting Halloween. The cobweb in the corner of the image is hand drawn, and was traced with a Sakura stardust gel pen for some shimmer.
Challenges I participated in with this card:
Tiddly Inks - Diamond Glaze
Copic Creations - orange
One of my co-workers is losing his job due to his program closing, so we're all pitching in to give him a good send off. He's a real sweet guy who has been a pleasure to work with, so I thought I'd make him a nice cheerful card to show him how much we'll miss him.
I couldn't find an image that fit, so I decided to combine 3 Tiddly Ink images (Bo
, Ellie, and Wild Thing
) for a "from the group" card.
Before printing, I erased Bo's balloons, and replaced them with some of Ellie & Wild Things' heart balloons so they all matched. After coloring the image with copic markers, I carefully cut out my balloons, and used a bit of silver jewelry wire to make my balloons float above the main image.
Once the card was put together, I used some paper glaze on the balloons to give them that nice shiny finish (which, of course, did not show up well in the photos).
Copic markers used:
Challenges I participated in with this card:Tiddly Inks
- sketch challenge (I rotated it 90 degrees)Papertake Weekly
- animal magicCES Challenges
- animal anticsCharisma Cardz
- anything goes
Looking out my craft room window here in upstate NY, I can see the maple tree out front is already painted with red and yellow leaves. It got me in a mood to make a fall card, and what better image is there for a fall card than Tree Hugger
by Tiddly Inks
When I printed the image, I printed a second copy of the leaves on the tree with the plan of popping it up for some dimension. I cut out the 1st (full) image with a circle Nestabilities and left it in the die when I airbrushed the image to get a nice white boarder. I used the copic airbrush system to airbrush the sky, ground and leaves on the full image, and then went back and airbrushed my second set of leaves to match. The second set of leaves was then cut by hand and layered back onto the image with pop-dots. I purposely misaligned the leaves so that some of the bottom layer sticks out and gives a little more dimension.
The orange designer paper is from last fall's Bo Bunny line, I forget the name, sorry. I ran the white side through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to match. The sentiment is a Studio G $1 stamp. The original layout wouldn't fit in a circle (and so would mess with my circle theme, LOL), so I inked up each word with a different color SU marker and stamped them in a more useful (to me) shape.
Copic Markers used:
Challenges I participated in with this card:Digital Tuesday
- It's all about the girlsA Spoon Full of Sugar
- anything goesMidnight Madness
- sketch #72Creative Card Crew
- autumn or fall
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