Tuesday, April 6, 2010


There is another great sketch this week at Mojo Monday.  I haven't had time to participate in the challenges recently, but I really like this week's sketch.  So I burned the midnight oil last night and made a card.  I hope you enjoy!
My stamped image is from Serendipity stamps.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with an oval nestability.  While the image was still in the die, I sponged on Sand Memento Ink.  I layered the main image on larger scalloped ovals and added some crystals.  The decorative border was done with my new Martha Stewart border punch.  Oh how I love those punches!  I also lighly sponged on some silver Colorbox metallic ink to the border design to bring out the soft grey in the background designer paper.  However, I don't think it really shows up in the picture.  The ribbon was originally white and then colored with a Copic marker since I didn't have any ribbon to match.
Copics used: Y21, Y23, Y26, YG95, YG97
  • Stamps: Serendipity
  • Paper: Prism, GKD, Cosmo Cricket DP, SEI DP
  • Ink:  Memento, Copics, Clearsnap Colorbox Metallic Ink
  • Accessories:  Jolee's hotfix crystals; Recollections pearls; Martha Stewart punch; Corner rounder; Celebrate It ribbon from Michael's; Bow Easy
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

C4C31~Herd it's your birthday!

This is a variation of a card I made for a class I taught at my LSS, Loving Hands Creations. I was about to post the card when I realized that it fit in with this week’s challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges. The challenge was to make a card using kraft cardstock as the base. I started with the kraft base and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it extra texture. Unfortunately, I don’t recall the manufacturer of the sunflower designer paper. This was paper I found in my stash from a couple years ago. The paper was not marked, and it was before I realized I should label my papers with the manufacturer. The black designer paper is from Die Cuts with a View. I colored the cow stamp with Copic Markers. For the background, I sponged on blue and green distressed ink, and then added some blades of grass with the markers. I used Pop Dots to adhere the cow to the background. The sentiment was computer generated and printed onto the kraft cardstock. I sponged the edges of the sentiment tag with Sand Memento Ink.

Copic Markers used: N5, N7, N9, C0, R20, YR01, E40, E31, E33, E35, Y21, Y26, Y28, BV31

-Stamps: High Hopes; Computer generated sentiment
-Paper: PTI Kraft; GKD; DCWV
-Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics; Tim Holtz Distress Inks
-Accessories: Copics; Nestabilities; Ribbon, American Crafts; Buttons, Joann’s; Inkksentials Pen, Ranger; Brads, Spare Parts; Embroidery Floss, AC Moore; Pop Dots; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Bow Easy.