Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My new addiction...

...is coloring with my Copic markers. Todays lesson involved using colors that were not in the usual blending group.
Here's an example. These balloons used two colors that are very different, but I was able to blend them successfully. (I think!)

Copics Coloring

I have joined an Online Card Class: Copic Markers for Card Makers. I have had most of my markers for years, but never actually took lessons on using them correctly. I have watched you tube videos made by the ladies who are teaching these classes, and love their work, so I decided to join the class. Best thing about these classes is the videos are available forever....so I can refer back to them as time goes on and I forget the lessons.

Coincidentally, I needed to make a birthday card for my son, so after practicing on other images, I completed this one. I used a piece of Gina K pure luxury(120lb) for the card base and decided to make it a one layer card.

I love that the paper did not allow any colors to bleed through, but I also noticed that the memento tuxedo black that I used smeared a little around his face. I was going for a dirty faced little boy, so I wasn't too upset. My son lives in HI, and I was trying to get a beach effect on the bottom, but got carried away, maybe.

I can see that I need to especially pay attention to the skin coloring class. Looking forward to all the lessons.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, Diane!

I usually send late birthday cards, but this year I managed to get Diane's card completed and in the mail hopefully in enough time for it to actually get there on her birthday. Here is the card I made for her:
It is a top fold with an acetate window. 

Here's the inside

I hope she realizes that is me depicted there and does not take offense...teehee! I wrote the note on the back of the card, in case you gots to know.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I get by with a little help from my friend.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my friend Graceann and "playing" with our new stamping stuff. The first time we used her gelli plate to make background papers for future cards. I have not used those to complete cards yet, but when I do I share them in a future post. Then we used embossing paste and stencils. That was really more "me" and I will be showing the cards made with those in a future post as well. Lastly we stamped with recently purchased stamps that I had not used yet. Here is one card that I did finish:
The stamp set is called Garden Silhouette and is from Sparkle n Sprinkle. Graceann had a very old book to use as background paper. Boy did that tear easily.The base card is kraft.

Well I just wanted to get this post up as I have not had the ol' mojo juices flowing in quite awhile.

To be continued....

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I found my mojo.

I spent the past week playing in my stamp room. My sister Angie is away and my friend (who doesn't stamp) is not back yet, and I volunteered to lead a class at the retreat in February, so I had to get busy. This is what I came up with. The embossing is done with clear on white cardstock, then ink is sponged over top.
The small sentiment stamp is from SparkleNSprinkle.
 This is the back of the card. The sentiment was stamped, then cut out, then embossed using the matching blossom stamp from Heartfelt Creations with versamark and clear EP again. The bigger blossom behind was cut from the front of the card.
I saw this "magic card" at a stamp show, googled it for directions, then came up with my own variation to be able to fit the stamps from Hambo. The die is Blossom 3 from Nestabilities.

This card needs an envelope that is 5x7.