Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Make Up Submission

Hello!  So today I am sharing some cards I made to submit for the call at Paper Make Up Stamps!  Hurry if you are interested as today is the last day to enter!!!

My first two cards I was experimenting on some sketches I found and with colors.  Now, I tend towards simple when I make cards but it also depends on who I am giving them to as I try and give something that fits individual personalities.  For these, I don't know who is getting them yet - -might send them in to OWH as they are always looking for cards! 

For this card, I LOVED the sketch!  The bottom right is the sentiment that is stamped in Hawaiian Shores so is a little light in the picture.  It reads, "You Inspire Me."  I cut it out with Nesties Label 3 and embossed the edge.  I ran my copic C0 along the edges so that it does not detract from the words themselves.  I used pop dots (which you can see on the cards under the vellum  - -may be awhile before I use vellum again!) 

Paper: PTI- Hawaiian Shores, Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Green Boutique.  Vellum from my stash. 
Seeing Spots Embossing Folder
SU! Scallop Border, Nesties Label 3
Stamps: MTME: Sensational Sentiments, Argyle Amazement
Ink: Memento Chocolate Ink, Hawaiian Shores
Copics: Y35, R12, RV14, BG72, B02, YG13, YG17

 My 2nd card is a 5 1/4" square card.  I used a new technique in this one - -I took some refill ink and diluted it to color in the flowers. I kind of like the way it looks, a softer version than coloring with my copics.  I stamped the Dahlia twice, first with Ocean tides and again with Versamark Dazzle so there is a slight glimmer.  I also added glaze tot he centers to make them pop a little more.
Paper: PTI- Ocean Tides, Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist.  Vellum from my stash. 
Polka Dots Embossing Folder
SU! Scallop Border, Sentiment shape cut with Cricut, Corner Rounder
Prima Flowers -French White, pearls from stash
Stamps: MTME: So Sentimental, PTI Delightful Dahlia
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, Versamark Dazzle Champagne, CTMH -Breeze, Colonial White

My third card is by far my favorite!!  I wanted to try something a little different so I turned the background label.  I really like how it makes the image pop even more (plus so the pop up dots!)  If you can't tell yet, these shades of bluish -green are my FAVORITE colors.  So hopefully they don't bore you too much!

Paper: PTI- Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Stamper's Select White, Green Boutique. 
SU! Scallop Border, Nesties Label 3, eyelets from TAC, PTI Hawaiian Shores button
Stamps: MTME: Sensational Sentiments, TGF Miss Anya Collection
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Memento Tuxedo Black

Copics: I have them grouped in areas colored: (E37, E99, E97), (E21, E11, E00, E50), (C0, C00, BG49, BG13, BG34, BG23, BG11), (RC14, R32, R12), (E25, E33, E31), (YG13, YG17), (C2, C1, C0, C00)

Here is a close up of Anya as I LOVE how the coloring turned out for her!  Bytheway, the copics listed above are show from top to bottom so if you like the combo there ya go!
My final card is the Father's Day card I posted last week as I believe these last two cards truly show "Me."  I truly love this card as well especially how the suits ended up as coloring them was so much fun!!
Paper: From my stash -Bazzill, PTI Stamper's Select White.

Card cut with Cricut 4x4 easel card.
Stamps: Lady Bug and Friends Dad, Dude or Darling?, CTMH You are my Hero, SU! Well Scripted. MTME Sensational Sentiments (Inside), Puckered Up Patterns

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Enchanted Evening.
Copics: again in order from top to bottom.
(E33, E31, YR00), (E21, E11, E00, E50), (110, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, C00, Spica Silver), (B00, C1, C00, BG72), (B97, B34, B23, B21, Spica Gold), (N6, N4, N1).

Here is a close-up of Dad!  Isn't he gorgeous!  

I am so proud of how these cards turned out and I truly hope you enjoy looking at them! I just love coloring with copics and how they make me feel like a real artist! I hope you enjoyed these cards as I thouroughly enjoyed making them!!   Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Finally Catching Up!

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted!  I have been super busy with projects for the Cutters Creek Design Team and just haven't scheduled any posts on here!  Hopefully by next week, this blog will be caught up as well!
So here is my project for this week over at Cutters Creek

So one neat benefit of making cards for the CuttersCreek Design Team is that I can get holiday cards completed early. Like today, I am showing my Father's Day cards and it is still MAY! Woohoo!! Hopefully today's post will inspire a few of you to get your cards completed early too!

For my cards, I started with a stamped image from my stash. I knew it was the PERFECT representation for Father's Day and what the men in my family mean to me and my children. I didn't want everyone to be the same, so I used cool greys and blues to color the suits. All I did was include more or less of the middle shades and they each turned out looking completely different from one another which is fantastic! The markers I used are towards the bottom of the post, but if you want to know specific groups used, just leave a comment with a way to contact you and will send the info or on the leftside bar just down a little is a box you can email me from :o)

I wanted to personalize a few of the "D's" on the front so I roughly (I am a colorer NOT a drawer!) drew a Batman emblem for my dad, after all he is Bruce Wayne, and a toilet and plunger for my Grandpa - -He and my Grandmother owned a Plumbing business for 20 years. I also tried a few copic techniques.  On the first figure I tried to make stripes for the suit, you can kind of make it out.  Also with the 2nd and final figures I used the feathering technique; I think they turned out pretty well. 

I decided I wanted to make an easel card after all of my figures were colored. I loved Beate's tutorial on SCS, but I didn't want to waste any paper. I found a more economical way on Created by Katie Cotton. I folds great and stands nicely - -I didn't have to weigh down the face of the card so that it wouldn't flip up! I cut the layering pieces with my We R Memory Makers Ultimate Cutting Kit. I cut in 1/4" increments so the layers were visable but thin. I pulled some phrase stamps from my cabinet, crossing my fingers I had something for Father's Day - - -
hmm . . . . maybe I should post about organization later . . . . .
Okay, back to the card :o)

I found a PERFECT stamp set from ages ago that is from Close to My Heart. It says "You are my Hero" How great is that!?!? It also had a matching design that said "Happy Father's Day" for the inside of the card. I used 2 different sentiments for my husband's card and my dad's. Yes, I am a Daddy's girl thru and thru!

Next, I assembled the card, barely resisting to add more embellishments as this is a Man's Card . . . spoken in a deep voice :o) And tada, a quick, simple, meaningful Father's Day card! I hope this gave you some ideas!

Here are the Copics I used I forgot to include the Spicas so those are listed as well:


And here is the list of items I used available at Cutters Creek!
Dotted Swiss Multi-Pack 12"X12" 60/Pkg
Memento Dew Drops Dye Inkpad
Smooch Accent Ink .33 Ounce (9ml)-Illuminate
Scor Pal
SCOR-TAPE 1/4"wide x 27 yds long (double sided)
Simply Smooth Cardstock 8.5"X11"-White
Glue Dots 1/2" Pop Up Dots
Fingertip Control Craft Knife
Acrylic Block Starter Set Of 5
Ultimate Cutting Kit

Additional Produscts Used:
Stamps: CTMH- You are My Hero, Lady Bug and Friends -Dad, Dude or Darling?, MTME- Puckered Up Patterns, Sensational Sentiments, So Sentimental
Paper: Bazzill from stash, MTME Digital Paper -School Plaid Collection I & II, Get Graphic Collection II
Ink: PTI -Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides