Wednesday, August 25, 2010
merry little Christmas
I had the chance this week to play with one of the new Stampavie Christmas images, Chic Shopping. I just love Penny Johnson's illustrations and her Christmas stamps are so cute, too! I love pink and blue as a Christmas color combo and it was perfect for this image. So, I found some Basic Grey papers that worked great and colored my image with copic markers in coordinating colors.
I know it helps to know what markers I used when coloring, but I seem to have a hard time remembering before I put the markers away. This week, I started writing them on a post it note that I can tuck in my card when I finish it so we'll see if that helps me remember. The markers I used on this card were: E000, E00, E11, E31,E33, E35, E37, R20, R21, R22, R27, E41, YG67, BG45, colorless blender.
After coloring and die cutting my image with a circle nestability die, I sponged around the edge with blue ink while my image was still in the die. I wanted to play along with this week's challenge over on the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge blog which is to make a card with lots of sparkle, so I added some stardust stickles to my image. I also added some polar white flower soft beneath their feet. Since Wild Orchid Crafts creates gorgeous mulberry flowers, I had to use some roses on my card, too. (Mine aren't from Wild Orchid Crafts, but I just placed my first order with them this week and can't wait to try some of their flowers!) I added some cotton candy stickles to my flowers to make them sparkle, too (though it's a little hard to see the sparkle in the photo).
Have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Chic Shopping (Stampavie), sentiment (Catslife Press)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), wild wasabi (SU - retired)
Patterned Paper: Bittersweet, Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Ink: tuxedo black (memento), spring rain (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, circle nestability die, scalloped circle nestability die (Spellbinders), circle punches, stardust stickles, cotton candy stickles (Ranger), polar white flower soft (Flower Soft), leaf punch (Martha Stewart), sponge