Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tilda Loves America

Yes, I know Tilda is really a cute little Swedish sweetie, but today, she's all American and proud of it!  I colored this patriotic doll with my Copics, sparkled the stars on her dress with an atyouSpica in clear and cut her out using a Spellbinder's Nestie.  I also stamped the saying by Northwoods in Memento Tuxedo Black, bordered it with an old firecracker stamp that I believe is from SU, colored with my Copics and pop-dotted it on.  I then added a little yellow and stardust Stickles to the fuse of the firecrackers for a little sparkle.  Now, let me back up a little, the really fun part of this card is the background.  There's an airbrushing challenge this week on iCopic (WC #36) so I was feeling inspired. I punched out some stars, placed them around in a random pattern and airbrushed with B69.  When I felt like I had enough color, I airbrushed some R29 on for the stripes.  I used three of the stars I had previously used for stencils as decoration along the bottom.  I did edge both Nestie peices with my R29 Copic Sketch for just a hint of color. The base of the card is Bazzill and the rest of the paper is Neenah Classic Crest.  I kept the card relatively simple since there was so much going on with patterns.  I do hope you enjoy my card, I certainly had a good time making it.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

God Bless America!

This is one of the newer Tildas, or newer to me at least, from Magnolia Stamps.  I spent nine years on active duty in the Army so I'm very patriotic.  I love our great country and am so proud to be an American.  This is a 6x6 card with Bazzill as the base cardstock and for the stars.  I stamped Tilda and the picket fence stamp on Neenah and the printed papers are Best Creations.  The stars were cut out with a Spellbinder's Nestie.  Her flag is paper-pieced and I cut the buntings and the sentiment from the printed paper's other side.  Tilda is colored with Copics and pop-dotted over the fence.  I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoy it too!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Celebrate Freedom

This is a quick little card done with two Stampendous stamps, Celebrate Freedom and one of the Bee Happy stamps. The bee on the tricycle looked like he really needed a path to travel along so I added one with a micron pen. The image is colored with Copics and cut out with a Spellbinders Nestie mounted on a piece of Bo Bunny also cut out with a Nestie. I stamped the Celebrate Freedome twice and cut out both with a Nestie mounting one on the side and one on the bottom. The background paper is by Best Creations. I also used Stickles to accent the dots on the Celebrate Freedom stamp and to also accent the bee's antennae. I wanted to do something simple and cute. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stampendous Jumbo Rose

This is a card done with the new Stampendous Jumbo Rose Cling stamp.  Papers are Bazzill for the base, My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey.  Colored the rose with Copics.  I also used a Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, misc buttons and ribbons.  I hope you like it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Potting Shed

You know, when I first saw this stamp, I thought it was an outhouse!  I had to look a little closer to see that it's actually a potting shed.  Anyway, we have an abundance of both of these stamps at work and I've been given the task of making cards with stamps we have a lot of.  That's okay, because it gives me a chance to create and that's my favorite thing to do, next to teaching classes.  Of course I colored both stamped Great Impressions images with my Copics.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the blue paper and one of the newer Spellbinders to cut out my main image.  The base of the card is Lasting Impressions dot embossed paper in ivory.  The blue paper was some that we had at the store but I don't know the origin and it wasn't marked.  The yellow is Bo Bunny and the paper that I stamped on is actually Bazzill.  Yep!  I stamped and colored on Bazzill!  There are a few places where the ink feathered a little but not much.  I can't get over how well it let me blend.  It was just a little experiment on my part that worked, so I was pleased.  The pearls were white so I just colored them with my BG72 and had pearls the color I wanted!  Man, I love my Copics!  I don't know how I crafted so many years without them!  Hope you enjoy my card.  I've entered it in the iCopic WC #35 as it's a cream colored Bazzill paper that I colored on.  Still can't believe how well it worked!