Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Fun

Here's a card for a hot summery day:

I chose Beach Tilda for this project as she's just the right size to sit on her majestic sand castle! I simply used cardstock for this project; layering it multiple times for the sky, water, clouds and beach.

For a textured sandy surface, I added a solid piece of Scor-Tape (cutting down one of the sheets to size) to a beige cardstock piece. I then pressed a mixture of white and yellow flocking powders onto the exposed tape - Viola! It worked perfectly! The wave whitecaps were added with dimensional white paint.

I printed the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut cloud shapes, stacking them and adding dimension with foam tape.

I finished off the beach scene with a beachball and starfish from the same Recollections sticker package.

Here are the Copic colours I used for Tilda (I used darker than normal skin tones for a slight sun-kissed effect):

Skin: E00, E01, E02
Hair: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR 31
Bathing suit: C1, C3, R81, R83, R85

With the temps at 34 to 36C this week, I definitely WANT to be joining Tilda at the Beach!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Well, Hello There!

Here's a card I wanted to make for my niece -- she and her husband recently moved back to our city and it was the first chance we got to meet their 7 month old daughter! So I didn't want to do the typical "new baby" card. Instead I thought this Tilda With Lace Jeans stamp was just perfect; it's like she is saying "Why Hello There!" to a little one.

I started out by using one of my favorite double-sided papers, GCD Studios # 210 "Tinted Rose Stripe" and used the front striped side for the center panel. But the other side was quite plain and I wanted to have some soft swirls on the side panels to offset the hard stripes, so I added the pattern myself using Memento's Angel Pink ink and a foam stamp I got years ago.

I distressed and inked all the paper edges with ColorBox Magenta ink, added some pink polka dot ribbon from Michael's (using my Bow Easy, of course!) and a teenie button from my stash was sewed onto the sentiment tag.

I used my wonderful Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to create the center hexagons and made the tag using my Cricut with Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Foam dimensionals were used to pop the hexagon up over the background papers.

Copics used to colour Tilda were:

E0000, E01, E02, E21, E25, E27, E29

C0, C3

R20, R21, R22 and R24

I just LOVE making these girly cards - and it is so cool to have them really appreciated by the recipient (they loved it!)

But how can you go wrong with such a cutie....

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