Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Valentine Bear

This is a card I made for my husband last Valentine's Day. The image is a Dustin Pike design. He has some really cute digital images - dragons, penguins, monkeys, and more. He occasionally has freebies as well (I subscribe to the RSS feed for his blog so I get them as they are announced). I colored this one with Copic markers. The rectangle (bear image), scalloped rectangle, and circles were cut using Nestibilities. The sentiment circle was rubber stamped with three different stamps (circle of leaves, hearts in the background in pink, and "Love you").

The background stripes I actually hand colored with Copic markers on a black and white stripped paper (I saved marker by not coloring behind the bear). The side strip of loops was done with a Martha Stewart edge punch. The lips, XOXO, and hearts were cut using my Cricut out of white paper; I used the Copic airbrush system to color them (fun!). I added the white ribbon bow, red heart button, baker's twine (red/white), and key embellishments to finish the card.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gift Giving Tilda Birthday Card

This is the image I had used for the watercolor background example. It is from Magnolia stamps: Gift Giving Tilda. I used Spellbinders Nestibilities to cut out the image and the purple Fleur de Lis frame behind it. I printed the sentiment, stamped the circle of hearts and cupcake (colored with Copics) and cut it and the lacy border out with Nestibilities. The fancy white design I cut using my Cricut (Art Philosophy Cartridge by Close to My Heart). The flower layers and leaves I cut out using Sizzix Dies (Tim Holtz, Tattered Florals, the leaves were from Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Autumn Gatherings). I painted them with Distress Crackle Paint. The card and envelope were both cut with Sizzix Pro dies (A7 size). The card stock is from Bazzill.