Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bee Knees Valentine

Today's card is another Valentine using Copic markers. The sentiment is a computer font and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can join their monthy ribbon club. It is so much fun getting that surprise package in the mail. Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon.

Stamps: High Hopes Sitting Bee
Paper: Black, Red, Shite, Stack dp
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nesties, Spellbinders Lacy Circles, Ribbon Tags, Stickles, Fiskars Border Punch

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Heart Day

This is for today's Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge. The image was done with Copics except for the darker orange which is Prismacolor pencil and turpenoid.

Stamps: Magenta Birds, Inky Antics Sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp, Pixie Pink, Rose Red, White
Ink: Pixie Pink, Memento Black
Accessories: Heart rhinestones, dimensionals, Nesties, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencil
Techniques: Sponging

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bee My Valentine

This is for this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I love Valentine's Day almost as much as Christmas. I love red and pink together. I used Rose Red and Pixie Pink with this Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp. These are the Copics I used for my image.

Stamps: Stampendous Bee Trio
Paper: SU Pixie Pink, White, Rose Red, Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp
Ink: Memento Black, Pretty in Pink SU
Accessories: Ribbon, dimensionals, Nesties, Spellbinders Lacy Circles, MS Border Punch, Computer Font, heart rhinestones, Copics, Stickles
Techniques: Sponging

Monday, January 24, 2011

Flourishes Peach Birthday Card

I learned a costly leason today. You cannot sponge over Copics with SU ink. The sponge will pick up the Copic color. So after I ruined the first peaches I made sure my mask covered every bit of ink and I colored the stems at the end. Whew!

Stamps: Flourishes Cherries and Peaches, Justrite Sentiment
Paper: Old Olive, Gina K White, DCWV Mariposa, Su dp
Ink: Memento Black, More Mustard SU
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copics, Nesties, Brads, MS Border Punch, Fiskars Border Punch
Techniques: Sponging

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Soft Pink Birthday Card

Today's card uses a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. My birthday card stash has been depleted since I was so bad about making cards during the first part of the school year. I sponged most everything on this card with either Distressed Tea Dye ink or Antique Linen.

Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Brenda Walton dp
Ink: Stazon brown, Tim Holtz Tea Stain, TH Antique Linen
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Lattice die, Nesties, lace, MS border punch, SU butterfly embossing folder, K & Co pearls, dimensionals

Friday, January 21, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Card

This is my latest Copic card. Coloring with Copics is very different than watercoloring. I love the way the Copics blend. They are much more forgiving than watercolor. For the butterfly I used V09, V12, V15, E00 and E02, E33. I used G21, G24, and G28 for the leaves and the same violets for the flower along with R00, R02, RV11 and R08. I did not have the peach colors I wanted so I was trying to get the flower to look more peachy. I just ordered R30, 32 and 35 so that should help next time! Paper is Memory Makers Boho Chic and Elegant eggplant, Always Artichoke and White. The rhinestone are Kaiser and ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The stamp set is SU God's Beauty.

Monday, January 10, 2011

High Hopes Valentine

This is my second time to use Copic markers. I usually use ink to watercolor. Copics are so much faster. They don't have to dry between layers of color. There are several technique video on the web to show you how to shade with the Copics. This is my first High Hope stamp. I love the bug stamps that they have. They are so cute!

Stamps: High Hopes bee, Verve Sentiment
Paper: Black, Real Red, Paper stack dp
Ink: Momento Black, Summer Sun
Accessories: Stickles, Copics, MS border punch, Kaiser rhinestones, ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: Sponging

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Peachy Birthday Card

It has been so long since I have posted here. I have been working on card sets for a charity project as well as homeschooling an 8th grader and a Junior in high school. My stash of birthday cards is so depleted that I have to start making some cards for myself again!

This is my first flourishes set. I have admired them for a long time but since they has a sale at New Year's I had to buy one!

Stamps: Flourishes Peaches and Cherries

Paper: Basic Grey Ambrosia, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Ribbon, button, Nesties, Dimensionals