Thursday, April 26, 2018

Here For You with My Favorite Things

As soon a I saw this little boy (as well as the matching little girl set) by Birdie Brown for My Favorite Things I knew I had to have him/them.  Isn't he the cutest?  I just love his pose!  He's colored with Copics and then fussy cut.  There are coordinating dies, but since he's a pretty decent size and doesn't  have a ton of teeny tiny protuding parts, I decided to save some money and skip the dies on this one.

I really wanted him to pop and be the star, so I kept the rest of the card very neutral and simple.

I cut a panel of Stone Gray MFT cardstock and then masked off the bottom with some Post-It tape.  Then I used the Mini Raindrops Stencil and embossing paste to add texture to the top of the panel.

I cut another piece of Stone Gray cardstock for the bottom/sentiment piece.  I just wanted it a bit darker, so I colored it with Copics using a blend of C3 and C1.  The Stone Gray cardstock is somewhat textured, and it really soaked up the cardstock color so you get a bit more of a variegated vs solid look.

Once my raindrops were dry, I stamped the sentiment (from the Rain or Shine set) and adhered that piece to the panel, and then the entire panel to the card front.  The little boy was popped up over top and that was that.

I just love this little guy!  Next to color the girls in the Rain or Shine set!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spellbinders Winner

Hi all!

Just popping in to announce the winner from last week's Spellbinders Hop post featuring the new Lene Lok Folk Art Collection.

Congratulations to Laetitia Lisa, the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders!

Laetitia, please shoot me an email for details on how to claim your prize.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Technique Tuesday Iris - Card Within a Card

Hi all!  I'm popping in to share a card featuring a new April release from Technique Tuesday.  This is the April Greenhouse Society Iris stamp set.

If you're not familiar with the Greenhouse Society it's a series of stamps that comes out monthly featuring florals.  You can purchase these individually, or become a member and save 15% each month.

Anyway, this month's flower is the iris.  I recently picked up some new Copics, including several greens, and I wanted to try them out, so I opted for no-line Copic coloring the iris.  Of course I realized halfway through that my purples are very limited, so the flower was a little more challenging, but I think it turned out OK.

I colored the iris on a panel of white cardstock, and decided it would be fun to die cut the flower from the front of my card base so you could see through to the flower.

Because I then realized that this didn't leave much room for writing a message, I decided to create a card within a card, mounting the colored panel onto a small, top fold card from green cardstock.

The sentiment is from my So Many Sentiment set for Neat & Tangled.  I wanted to keep things pretty clean and simple and not cover up too much of the flower, and thought the thin black strip would work well.

That's all for me today!  Thanks for visiting!

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