Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spellcaster Tilda

Today I took a short break from drawning images for my other site, DigiDrawn and got back to creating another Tilda card! This Spellcaster Tilda was purchased months ago, but I had yet to ink her up!

This card was kind of an experiment. I really didn't know what colours to use... so I DIDN'T! I decided on simply Copics C0 to C6. The only colours this card has is the reflective rainbows the beautiful prism paper gives off. I thought this paper, which was a gift from a new friend, would give the card it's magic; it changes depending upon how you hold it!

This stamp is too cute -- I love her sheer apron; so I used a Copic Clear Spica pen on it, her wings, the star and the sparkles around her wand to give them a bit of bling. It's hard to see on camera; you  may be able to see this effect better here (especially if you click on it to zoom in):

The prism paper was used as the mat under the TPC Studio Class Act Dots patterned paper. I punched out 16 Martha Stewart's Deco Fan corners and taped them individually around the Spellbinders die-cut Tilda image. I inked the edge with Color Box silver ink and popped it up on foam dimensionals. The ribbon is from the Dollar Store.

Inside the card it says "a very magical birthday!"

Now that was a fun break!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another Card For Work

With the title of "Official Card Maker" for our office, it gives me a lot of opportunities to play in my craft room, which is where I whipped up this quick card last night.

Yep, another birthday card for a co-worker. With each one I try to think of what the person receiving it is like. This woman likes black and not into pinky-frilly-girly things.

I hope this black and beige card meets with her approval. Sure, there are flowers, but I painted them with my Copics: black (100) and warm gray (W7). They used to be purple!.

I started this card with that little piece of patterned paper I had in my scrap drawer. From there, I found cardstock to match and used my Cuttlebug to emboss the design. That embossing folder was a gift from a new friend who had a duplicate! Lucky me!

A strip of ribbon and old silver brad from my stash went along perfectly with the flower. I decided to jazz it up a tad with a few black swirls I had already cut using my Sizzix die in the Cuttlebug. The only other additon to this card was the Color Box white ink that I edged the papers with.

I like the way this came together; I even had a base card and envelope in the perfect hue to match!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Two Cards in ONE Weekend!

Wow, what a busy weekend! In between the usual necessary chores, I was able to get two cards done. The one above was created to showcase my newest digi stamp "Chicken" that can be purchased at DigiDrawn here. It was a special request by a reader. So glad I was able to finish it up and do a sample card too! Details on how I made the card and coloured the image can be found over at DigiDrawn.

The next card is for a sadder occasion. Unfortunately a co-worker and friend lost her dog late last week to cancer. We are both animal lovers and I just know the heart wrenching pain she must be going through right now. Condolences cards are hard, but luckily I had some perfect paper and ribbon on hand:

I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the black background paper and also to cut the Sizzix dies for the swirls. A Martha Stewart punch (Double Loops) was used on the corners.

Monday, January 10, 2011

There's Snow Place Like Home!

Especially on a bitterly cold day! Brrrrr!

But I do LOVE winter; it gives me more time to craft instead of weeding a garden  ;)

Here's a card featuring my newest digistamps, Penguin and Igloo. They can be purchased over at my DigiDrawn site!

This card also marks the first time I've tried a new toy I received for Christmas - my Copic airbrush! I used it to colour the background and the swirls with B91 and B93.

My Cuttlebug was used to emboss the background as well as to cut my swirls using three new Sizzlet dies I picked up at Michaels for 50% off yesterday (can't beat that!)

The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.

Copics used:

Penguin: B91, B93, B95, C0, C3, C4, C6, C10, Y32, Y35, Y38

Igloo: B91, C0, C3, C4, C5

Keep warm - stay indoors!

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