Friday, September 30, 2011

A Coloring Tutorial with SWALK

Hello everyone! I have something great to share today, it's one of the newest SWALK stamps that is about to be released by Crafter's Companion. Along with it, I am going to do a quick little Copic Coloring tutorial to give you an idea of the work that goes into the coloring in the images that go into my cards. Here's the final card that's being created today.Now, let's show how the coloring happens to create the wonderful SWALK image on this card. This image is one of the newest SWALK images that is about to be released at the Crafter's Companion store.

I started by stamping the image out onto white paper with some Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. I let the image dry throughly before using my Copic markers. The first color that I like to use is the skin tone that I have chosen. In this image it is E00. (For this tutorial, I will use the color codes written on the Copic Markers.)

This image adds two additional copic colors, you can see which colors I am adding by looking at the color chart shown on the left hand side. You will notice that the inital layer of color is not done perfectly. It's mostly complete, but not super neat or even. I am just putting in a light layer of the lightest version of the color I want knowing that I am going to be adding additional layers of coloring throughout each step.

Now I am starting to add in additional colors on top of the layers that I already have. The wonderful thing about Copic Markers versus typical water based markers is that additional coloring with the same color marker will result in a darker tone and coloring ON TOP of a marker with a different color marker will result in the new marker replacing the current marker color. This will be the case until your paper is saturated with color.

Now I keep coloring in additional colors on top of my current colors. The wonderful things about Copic Markers is they are grouped into color families. Copic does this by numbering their markers. For Example, E33 and E35 are markers that will match together perfectly. They are all part of the E30 family and the last digit is the darkness factor with 0 being lightest and 9 being darkest. Always start coloring with the lightest colors then add in touches with the darker colors. In this case I started with E33 for the hair and added in E35.

Next I have continue to add in additional darker colors for each color family. Once adding the additional color, I often take the lighter shade and go back over the edging slightly. For example. Look at the SWALKS hair coloring can see the darker shade BUT you can also see that there is no harsh lines as there was in the previous image. This is because I added darker color using marker E37 and then went over the coloring with the E33 to blend the coloring together.

Here's the final image. I added the final touches to my coloring and just a few more highlights including a bit of extra depth in the facial coloring by adding more shading in the skin tones and on the tiny flowers by adding additional coloring to the flowers. Now this image is ready to be cut out and added to my card!

Once the coloring has been completed, to make my final card, I took the colored image and used a Spellbinders die cut to cut it out. The card is comprised of a 6x12 inch paper folded in half from the Crafter's Companion Fairyopolis paper, some wonderful shimmery purple pearlescent paper from the the package, some great corner punches, and cute buttons. I also used a wonderful saying from the same SWALK set as the image shown that says "Daydream Believer".

Here's the finished card again:

I hope this little tutorial gives you some inspiration for using your copic markers and some ideas behind the work that goes into some of the wonderful cards you see. Have a crafty day!

There's a wonderful drawing going on at the Crafter's Companion Blog!! They are giving away SIX sets of wonderful SWALK stamps. Go to their blog (CLICK HERE) and leave a comment on the Sept 28th posting (look for MY CARD!!) to be eligible. Winner will be announced on Oct 6th.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw her! I had to get this stamp. She's called "Tranquil" from artist Nora Blansett of Queen Kat Stamps. I colored the eyes to match her outfit. Doesn't she look peaceful?
Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzil, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ribbon (JoAnns); Adhesives (Pop dots, Ribbon Glue, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meet Constance

Here's a great image from artist Nikki Burnette of Sweet Pea Stamps named Constance (Plate #149). Isn't she a beauty? I just love her expression. I had this wonderful fall color paper that was warm browns on the outside and oranges inside, so I colored her up with gorgeous reds and deep oranges. Then I highlighted the card with some luxurious embroidered paisley that I bought in Turkey. It's a rich orange with luscious brown sequins inside. YUM!I cut the outside edge of the card to match the shape of the paisley and let the inside coloring of the cardstock show. I added a wonderful sentiment "The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) and used a couple of great flower embellishments from All My Memories to add one extra touch. The die cut used on this card is a new shape that Sizzix is selling. Be sure to check out all of Nikki's stamps (click here). I just love this image, and her new sheet that just came out, OH, I can't WAIT to get my hands on those. That little witch (Adrianna)--you are SO gonna see a card with her soon!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, DCWV, Basic Grey); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (Istanbul, Turkiye); Stickers (All My Memories); Die Cut (Sizzix); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue);

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A fairy angel

Here's a fun design from artist Mo Manning. Can't you imagine this lady as your fairy god mother flying around to keep you safe? There's definitely times when I wish I had a fairy god mother. I know God has the angels watching me though.Project Materials: Cardstock( Bazzil Swiss, Neenah); Stamps (Angel-Mo Manning-Stampavie; Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Butterflies (Unknown); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, September 26, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge: Floral Fantasy

We use beautiful flowers everywhere in our lives and all over the place in our artwork, so this week's challenge from Squigglefly is to take a great Digi-Stamp and add some flowers to the project. The flowers can be in your image or on your card, even on the paper of the cardstock in the background, whatever your imagination comes up with!! I used one of the newest stamps called "Fake Hooter", isn't this stamp a real hoot?Participate in the Squigglefly challenge this week and be eligible for a prize! Here's a link to the Squigglefly challenge blog, CLICK HERE

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Doodlebug); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Image(Squigglefly Digistamps); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gothic Bride

Here's a great halloween stamp from Heather Valentin at the Scrapbook Stamp Society store. This stamp is called Gothic Bride (Click Here). Isn't she fun? I loved this image and had to color her up for a great Halloween card, though I will confess that I will be using this stamp on plenty of other days too!Scrapbook stamp society sells digital and clear mount stamps, kits, and other embellishments goodies for projects. They have a gallery full of projects for sharing too!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Digi Stamp (Addicted to Stamps Gothic Bride Heather Valentin); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Saturday, September 24, 2011

You're such a doll!

Here's a real doll of a stamp!! I have always been a huge raggedy ann fan, not a collector, but always loved the look. This stamp just makes me think of that style. What a cutie!! I colored her up in some fall theme colors with some great flowers and made my own saying on the computer. Was so delighted this week with several arrivals in my mailbox from different stamping companies. You will be seeing lots of great stuff soon!Project Materials: Cardstock(Bazzill, California Paper, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memeries, Basic Grey); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue all);

Friday, September 23, 2011

Meet Babette

Introducing Babette. She's a beauty from The Greeting Farm. Isn't she adorable? I colored her up in a wonderful green with orange highlights. I added great orange embellishments including a new punch that I got. Wishing all of you a great weekend!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (The Greeting Farm); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (Hobby Lobby); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Greetings

Here's a wonderful witch image from artist Maryanne English of Queen Kat stamps. I added a simple saying "Greetings" from a Lolipop Labs set (also from Queen Kat). I used a great border punch from EK Sucess. Are you in the Halloween Mood yet? I hope have been showing you enough Halloween theme cards to get you in the mood by now!Project Materials: Cardstock (AC, Bazzill Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punch (EK Sucess); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Little Curls

It was a great treat to have wonderful images from artist Elizabeth Bell, now Sweet Pea stamps has images from this artist! I have been such a big fan of her beautiful artwork. Here's one of the newest images at Sweet Pea called Little Curls. Isn't she a darling?Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, Queen&Co); Bling (); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Good Fortune for all

Here's a great design from Kraftin' Kimmie. I would say a new design, but since I got this stamp, they have already released some wonderful Halloween stamps and are getting ready to release some more great images!! YUM. I will say I had to get a Halloween image so stay tuned for that, but for now, you can see this cute image. Wishing you all some good fortune today.Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Brads (Making Memories); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Corner Punch (Creative Memories); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Monday, September 19, 2011

I love you!

Here's a brand new stamp company that I haven't ever posted before. This company is called "Some Odd Girl". I just love their fun stamps. This cutie is no exception. I colored her up in blue and green and then made the card to match. She's all excited because she's holding a love note. I wonder who sent her that? Maybe you should surprise someone today by leaving them a little love note...Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Some Odd Girl); Ink (Memento); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Love Struck

Here's a Queen Kat image from artist Shannon Rene Justice who makes "Lighter Side of the Dark" and "Lolipop Labs." I love her designs. I thought "Love Struck" was just the right sentiment to go with this steampunk girl who is clearly wound up!Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Isn't she Gorjuss?

Here's a wonderful card I made using a great selection of papers from Paper Temptress. The outside of the card is a clear transparency! I decorated it with some beautiful white mesh and adhered a sheet of neenah solar white classic crest inside the card.The decoration on the card uses two layers of Ruche in deep blue and sky blue. YUM. The top paper is Heavenly White stamped with a beautiful Gorguss Girl stamp from Sugar Nellie. I used Neenah cardstock for the inside layer.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (Gorjuss Girls-Sugar Nellie); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Buttons (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Halloween Kitty!

Here's a great digi-stamp from Artist Sherri Baldy of Addicted-to-Stamps called Little Kitty Witch. What an adorable image. I printed it out and colored it up using copic markers. Then I added some wonderful embellishments including some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul this summer.They also sell rubber stamps and other great embellishments. Check out their Scrapbook Stamp Society website!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Unknown, Bazzill, Neenah); Sewing(Linda Weber); DigiStamp (Addicted to Stamps); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers);

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Long Way from Home

Here's a wonderful image from artist Heidi M Drake of Queen Kat stamps. Last time that I published this image, I did it in Halloween colors. This time, I am using non-Halloween colors to show you how different the image can look. I added a wonderful say "Missing You." I can just imagine a maiden standing on a mountain looking off for her beloved.Project Materials: Cardstock (Archivers, Neenah, AC); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Tiny Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Glue dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You tug at my heartstrings

Here's an awesome stamp from artist Terra Bidlespacher of Sweet Pea stamps. I just love this artists amazing works. This stamp is called Nadya (Plate #174). Isn't she adorable? I colored her up in wonderful fall colors and gave her a great firey red hairdo. I added some wonderful wire based ribbon with eyelets in it that I bought while visiting Turkey. To match I added some great matte style buttons and put a saying from Plate #102, "You tug at my heartstrings." I know this sweet image sure tugs at mine!

Have a great day!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ribbon (Istanbul, Turkey); Die Cuts (Spellbinders, Nestabilities); Buttons (American Traditionals); Color (Copic Markers);

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Drink some tea with me

I love this stamp from artist Christy Croll of Stamping Bella. Isn't she adorable? I added some great Bazzill pearl flowers plus some wonderful lace that I got in Turkiye. Ahh, now, off to have a cup of tea, or Diet Dr Pepper, which ever fills my glass.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Stamping Bella); Ink (Memento); Pearls(Bazzill); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilties); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue, Glue dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, September 12, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge: Red&Orange

Woohoo! This week's Squigglefly challenge is one of my absolute favorite color combos of Red&Orange. You know I love it!! I also recently came across a new artist at Squigglefly that I just adore! Her name is Lulu Lancaster. Her images are wonderful (CLICK HERE to see all of them). I can tell I will be collecting them.Be sure to go to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and play along in this week's contest. There's a wonderful prize from the store! If you don't have an image, you can download a freebie and play along. Else, check out all the great stuff they have. Digi-stamps work great as I can print them out by running the cardstock through my laser printer and making the image the exact size that I want it.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); DigiStamp (Squigglefly); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Netting (Istanbul, Turkey); Button (Grandma's Button Bag); Flower Buttons (Doddlebug); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities);

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cyber Mummy Susie

Continuing along my Halloween kick, here's a fun new stamp image. This image is a Digi Stamp from artist Heather Valentin called Cyber Mummy Susie! Ahh, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this one the first time I saw it!! You can find it on the Scrapbook Stamp Society site (CLICK HERE)They also have a great group on Facebook called "Addicted-To-Stamps" (Click here). You can see all the wonderful artists, the specials, and info about what is going on in the stamping world.

Check 'em out! Keep an eye on my blog too as I have some more fun Digi stamps coming.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Swiss, Neenah); DigiStamp(Addicted To Stamps-Heather Valentin); Buttons (Jesse James); Sticker (All My Memories); Ink (Colorbox Chalk); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue Dots, Glue All);

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Even more Halloween :)

Here's another Halloween Cutie that I got last week while visiting my local Archivers. Isn't she darling? This stamp comes from Inkadinkado. I also got this great Spellbinders set from Hobby Lobby when they put them on sale. A lot of crafters use them to create banners, but I thought it would also make a fun shaped card. Have I made you want to go trick-or-treating yet?

Project Materials: Cardstock (Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Inkadinkado, Saying-unknown); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Friday, September 9, 2011

More Halloween...

Here's another great Halloween stamp! This image is from Tickled Pinks Little Pinkettes. I am so in the Halloween theme card mood lately. Isn't she adorable? I added a great Halloween saying stamp from Sweet Pea.The beautiful lace is more of the wonderful stuff that I got while in Turkiye. YUM! Believe it or not, you still haven't seen all of my stash! I had such a wonderful time spending several weeks in Istanbul.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Tickled Pink, Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Bling (Michaels); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue dots, Glue all, Ribbon Glue);

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fly High

Here's a witchy woman by artist Maryanne English of Queen Kat stamps. The name of this stamp is "Fly High." This stamp works great for Halloween time, which I love to make cards for. I added a wonderful saying "Stopped by to say hi!" from another Queen Kat stamp set.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat Stamps); Netting (Hobby Lobby); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Button (Grandma's Button Bag); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just Dance

Ahh, if I could only be a child and just dance! Well, really my life is pretty simple so I do enjoy somewhat of a luxury. I guess I could say "Just Craft" because that I what I love and that is a huge portion of what I do everyday. Maybe "Just craft" and "Just Walk" though some cooler temps sure would make that a lot easier now days.I love the color of pinks I used on this image, but the scanner Ihave so makes one of the pinks completely wash out when I scanned this card...

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC Metallic); Stamps (Lili of the Valley; Text-Kraftin' Kimmie); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Border Punch (Fiskars); Die Cut (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All);

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

You Rock my World!

Here's a wonderful stamp from one of the newest artists at Sweet Pea Stamps, Teresa Sherman. This stamp is called "Sexy Goth" from Plate #177. Isn't she a beauty? I knew I had to get this stamp to make a beautiful card for my husband.I colored her up in a hot red dress and added some stunning ribbon from Turkey that is embroidered and has wonderful sequins sewn into it. Then I added some great felted paisley embellishments that black with red stitching. Finally I added a great saying "You rock my world." from Plate #15. The adorable embossed cutout that I used for the saying is one of the newer Spellbinders Nestabilities. Do you think my husband will get the message from this creation?

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Neenah, AC Metallic); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Lace (Istanbul, Turkey); Paisley(Hobby Lobby); Die Cuts (Spellbinders Nestabilities); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gorjuss Girl

As you all know, Gorjuss Girls are one of my all time favorites. Here's one of the stamps that I just love. I added a great saying "It's the little things that make life BIG." How true is that? Sometimes it's the smallest gesture from the person you love that makes you smile and feel so happy. The other day, I spent all day out of town and had to ride the bus home. My DH did the smallest thing by making me a Diet Dr Pepper (not bringing me a can; He opened up a can, putting in a cup full of ice like I like it, and brought that to the bus station when he picked me up). Now that's a little thing in life that makes a BIG deal. We don't live 10-15 minutes from that station, but he would go to the trouble of doing that. What a sweetie! It is the little things in life.Happy Labor day everyone! I hope that most of you are enjoying the day off with your family and those of you who have to work to serve the rest of us on Labor Day, I hope you get a bonus day off at some point this week. I used to be a waitress for years, so I know what "holidays" mean to the those who don't get them!

Project Materials: Carstock (Bazzill, Hobby Lobby, Neenah); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Rubber Stamps (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie); Lace (Istanbul, Turkiye); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all

A new challenge has been set up on the Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog. Here's a sample that I did for the Fall theme this month. Be sure to go check out the new prize and make a card.Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog to see this month's prize and make a card to participate. Also, all you SWALK stamp lovers and PopCorn Bear fans...not to mention those of you in need of stamp supplies, there's a weekend sale at the Crafter's Companion Store, when you add an item in cart there, you get 20% off this labor day weekend. No coupon needed (CLICK HERE to go to the store!).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, Target, Neenah); Rubber Stamp (SWALK, Crafter's Companion); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Bling (Michaels); Leaves (Recollections); DieCut (Spellbinders, Nestabilities); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots);

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wanna Slushie?

Here's one of my favorites from Sweet Pea stamps artist Terra Bidlespacher. This stamp is called "Slushie" and comes on Plate #174. Isn't she great? This whole sheet of stamps is wonderful. I have a whole asst of her stamps to play with and Sweet Pea just released several new sheets of her stamps that I can't wait to get my hands on.

I love her because her face just has some real attitude. I like a stamp with some real character in it. I added some great flowers from Prima decorated with skulls, some fun brads with skulls on them, beautiful ribbon that I got in Turkey and a wonderful stamped saying from Plate #25.

I just saw on the Sweet Pea blog that they are having a $2 sidewalk sale!! WOW. that's more than 1/2 off!! Here's a link (CLICK HERE).
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill Swiss, Bling, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Around the Block); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Ribbon Glue); Ribbon (Istanbul, Turkiye); DieCut (Spellbinders Nestabilites); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Bear-Day!

Happy Friday everyone! Here's a wonderful 6x6 inch card using beautiful printed paper from Crafter's Companion along with great stamps from the Popcorn Bear collection. I love him! He's just adorable. I colored this bear up with Copic markers on Neenah white paper. The bear and the saying on this card come from a set called "Floral Delight" (click here). First I started the card with a wonderful sheet of fall colored paper. This sheet comes from the Fairyopolis paper pad (click here). One might not think that this paper would have such wonderful fall type colors, but the Fairypopolis paper is super versatile with great colors for fall. For the card shown, half a sheet 12x12 paper is used.

I used a simple flower stamp to add some additional stamped images on the printed paper. If you look at the main card, these extra flower images are very sublte and highlighted by using an opaque white pen to color in the center of the flowers. Then, I added a layer of black netting along with my beautifully colored Popcorn Bear image. I completed the decoration some fun flowers, pretty brads and a saying that came with the Popcorn Bear Stamp "Hoping Your Birthday is as Special as You."

My final touch was to add a little stamp to the backside of the card, this stamp says "Here's hoping you have a Sunny day!" What a perfect ending to a card. I think it's always fun to put a little flair on the back of your cards that you give people as I always notice that people look on the back of them. They get a little tickled to see that I put something there. Underneath, I sign my name.

I hope this card makes you want to make a card too! Have a great Labor Day weekend.


Crafter's Companion Products Used for this project Include:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dying to see you....

Here's a great new image from Queen Kat stamps from artist Heide M. Drake called "A long way home." Isn't it beautiful? I added a wonderful saying that I thought went just perfect with it from a Lighter Side of the Dark set named Abigail.

Right now Queen Kat is having a wonderful stamp sale, be sure to check out all the Heidi Drake stamps! The papers used on this card are some beautiful Mica cardstock that is shimmery purple color called Amethyst and some stunning black paper called Black Ruche (crepe). YUM! These colors are perfect for a halloween theme card, but this stamp could be used for any theme.

Project Materials Cardstock (Paper Temptress); Rubber Stamps (Queen Kat); Ink (Memento); Buttons (Recollections); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All); Color (Copic Markers);