Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Thank You Book Mark Card

Hello, summer break is here and I am busy doing outdoor stuff with my daughter...we only get at most 2 months of summer here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada!!!

Anyway, I have made a card for her homeroom teacher, who loves blue green colours, as a year end thank you card.  Since I like the bookmark idea so well cause it makes the card more useful and the artwork on the card get to be seen more often, I made this one into a book mark card too :)   So the main panel, i.e. the 140LB watercolour paper, is detachable!

The card is a very simple one but does take a couple hours to colour.  This is because I used watercolour for the beautiful digi stamp I Love My Puppy from All Dressed Up Stamps.  I feel the image is best with watercolour and colouring outside the lines.  Colouring it this way adds simplicity and innocent to this gorgeous image!  

The sentiments are computer fonts, they were printed out along with the digi stamp on a  piece of watercolour paper.

I've also added some shimmer to the card using Slicci!

I have listed the rest of the products I used below.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day!

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Monday, June 20, 2016

You're Pawsome - Happy Birthday and Bookmark Card For Boy

Hello all, I hope you have a great Father's Day weekend!  Today I am sharing a card I made for a boy turning 6, yah!

I wanted the card to be more useful for him so I decided to make the main panel detachable and can be used as a bookmark!

Since the image would be coloured using Copic Markers, I first die cut the main panel with Simon Says Stamp's stitched rectangle die (the 3rd counting from the outside) on a piece of Copic friendly card stock.  Also, to cover the mess on the back of the copic friendly card stock after colouring, I die cut another piece of white card stock using the same die.  

I then masked out the circle area of the main panel with a circle die from SSS.  Applied Memento inks (listed below) on the masked panel using sponge dauber.  Then removed the mask and stamped the image on the white space.  I then decided to mask out the image and stamped the white space with a circle stamp from the same set that has stripes on it to make the space behind the main image a little more interesting.

The image was then coloured with Copics and adhered to the other die cut card stock to cover the back.  The party hat is from Mama Elephant's Lunar Animals stamp set.  I stamped the party hat on a piece of scrap paper first, then coloured it with Copics, then cut it out and adhere it on the image!  I also used glossy accent on the image.

The sentiments are from two stamp sets and they are listed below as well.  The "you're pawsome" sentiment was stamped using versafine onyx black, while "happy birthday" was stamped using Stazon orange.

I also decorated the card base a bit using SSS's circle stamp set.  The detachable panel was then adhered to the card base using a removable/reposition-able adhesive!

 All the products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day :)

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Grandpa's Day Too!

We always celebrate Mother's and Father's Day with the grandparents and we call it grandma's or grandpa's day!   This week's card is for this special occasion!

Both the image and the sentiment (modified) on this card are from Stamping Bella.  The image was stamped on Canson XL 140LB watercolour paper.  I coloured it with distress markers.  I used the distress markers the same way as how you would use watercolour pencils, i.e. applying the colours directly on stamped images and then move the colours using a wet brush.  I have never use distress markers like this before but wanted to give it a try after watching another inspiring YouTube video from Sandy Allnock couple weeks ago.  

As you can see the result is awesome!  The colours are vibrant and rich (it is inks after all) and yet still natural!  I absolutely love it!

I think I might make another one for my daughter (she loves piggy and she thought I was making this card for her) using Inktense and see how they compare!

All the products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed this card and have a creative day!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Hello, I am back with a Happy Father's Day card.  It is always hard for me to make a card for guy.  I love colours and details and you know all the girly things.  

Anyways, I tried my best to tone down this card  but there is still some pink and purple for the little girl (my daughter's favourite colour is magenta but it would be way too much for this card)!  The other thing I was trying to do to make it more guyish was to minimize lot of shading, blending and neat colouring!   May be I should have gone for a more pencil sketch look instead of filling the image with colours! 

The lovely digital image is from Tiddly Inks.  The image was coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Thank you for stopping by, have a CREATIVE day :)

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rainbow Card Challenge - A Rainbow Garden

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Hello, here is my Rainbow Garden card for the Rainbow Card Challenge.  My Copic skills have improved tremendously, thanks to the Copic Jumpstart Online Class from Sandy Allnock!  So I used Copics for this card...plus masking and some distress ink :)

I used two stamps from Stacey Yacula's Garden Blooms new release at Purple Onion Designs.  I've always loved Stacey's stamps and had been using them in my watercoloring journal.  Inspired by Sandy Allnock's YouTube video using the stamps from this release, I decided to make a super bright and colourful card using Stacey's stamps and Copic Markers.

Here is how I made this card.  I first masked off the sides with masking tape.  Then stamped the Garden Bushes, masked it and stamped the Garden Trees.  I then masked off all the trees and apply distress inks on the white space of the card using the blending tools to create the purplish sky/background.  

Tips about creating the masks for all the trees; I stamped the images on post-it full adhesive notes first, and when I cut out the image to create the masks, I didn't cut it along the stamped lines, I left some space in between so that it will leave a white outline between the image and the background.

The "you are so wonderful" sentiment is also from Purple Onion Designs.  I stamped it with vesamark and embossed it with white embossing powder!

All the trees and the grass are coloured using Copic Markers (they are on sale at Ellen Hutson).

All the other products I used are linked below.  Thank you for hopping by!   I hope you enjoyed my Rainbow Garden card!  Your next stop is Sybrina K.

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