I have two cards to show you today. The first is for the Verve Anniversary Celebration, sketch #4. My friend Lori (LMcAree) sent me these super cute Whipper Snapper Ike images. Love him and just had to make a card with some of the images. Thanks, Lori!!
Ready for this?? He's colored with Copic markers!!....this is something I've been struggling with because I couldn't get the "shading" thing down and didn't really understand how to blend two colors. Well, I saw an awesome explanation on Emily's blog that you can see HERE. Check it out, it totally helped me! She also told me to keep going over that darker "line" with the lighter marker, over and over in little circles....really saturate it. Eventually that line blends away. It works!! Emily, I can't thank you enough for your help....I FINALLY like my Copics!! Anyway, if you're struggling with Copics like me, check out Emily's blog!
I colored two penguin images, cut one out, and popped it up on dimensionals over the first one. The black mat behind the penguin panel is also up on a layer of dimensionals. For the triangles on the sides, I cut out a black square and a square from PTI's linen vellum, then cut the squares in half on a diagonal. I added some Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent glitter from Art Institute Glitter to the snowflake brads. I also stamped a snowflake in the lower left corner on the inside of the card and then heat embossed it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Ike, SU Warm Words, Impression Obsession Snowflakes
Paper: Papertrey Select White, Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White, Buckaroo Blue, PTI Linen Vellum
Ink: Perm Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copics (W-1 Warm Grey, W-3 Warm Grey, W-5 Warm Grey, W-7 Warm Grey, B93 Light Crockery Blue, B97 Night Blue, YR68 Orange)
Accessories: Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder, Silver Cord, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, White Snowflake Brads, AIG Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter, Dimensionals, Irridescent Ice EP
Technique: Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing
The next is for sketch #3 in the Verve Anniversary Celebration AND today's Color Challenge on SCS...a farewell to the '08 In Colors. I'm going to miss these colors!!
The butterflies were stamped in Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava on the base panels, then I stamped some more in the same two colors, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals over the ones on the base. The scallops were done with the new scallop edge punch by SU. Using my mat pack guide, piercing tool and a Chocolate Chip marker, I faux stitched around the outside of the card. The dew drops are glued down with a small drop of Crystal Effects. There are two Pomegranate butterflies stamped on the inside of the card, one in the lower left and one in the lower right.
Stamps: Verve Fluttering By, Verve Petals & Stems
Paper: Papertrey Select White, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DP, Purely Pomegranate, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Timber Brown StazOn
Accessories: Dew Drops, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
Technique: Faux Stitching
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