Monday, July 4, 2016

Power Poppy's Gerbera Daisies


A vintage look to one of my favorite flowers.  This card is for a special friend and fellow stamper who is recovering from a recent stroke.

Stampin' Up's Labels Collection largest die was used to cut out the daisies after coloring them with Copic markers.  The background around the daisies was sponged with Soft Sky and then spattered some blue and yellow reinker.  It was sponged around the edges with Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This was glued to the largest of the Spellbinders Art Deco Dies which was also colored with Copics and sponged around the edges. These were popped up on a 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" piece of white cardstock that was sponged with Scattered Straw and edged with the same colors as the others.  I also spattered this with the same reinkers.  The whole thing was glued to an A7 white card base. 

The leaves were cut using the Cottage Cuts Acanthus die as these looked the closest to daisy leaves that I had.  They were colored and sponged with the same colors as the rest of the piece, then glued down.  A few Stickles were added for a finishing touch.

Happy Fourth!
Thanks for stopping by.
Susan

Friday, May 6, 2016

Dance of the Butterflies

This wonderful butterfly garden piece, recently released by Penny Black Inc., is all one stamp. Perfect for making an elegant but quick card.

 
The "Butterfly Dance" stamp from Penny Black, Inc. is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on GP110 white cardstock then colored with Copic markers.  I kept the color palette to mostly blue-greens with a contrast of coral-orange and a dash of green.  A few dabs of Star Dust Stickles were added that make it stand out more, although they are hard to see in the picture.
 
The main image is matted on Bermuda Bay cardstock then on the white card A7 card base. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set "Simply Sketched" and is also stamped with a small portion of the large butterfly garden stamp.  It is also colored with Copics and matted on Bermuda Bay cardstock.  This is placed to match were it fits in the large picture of the garden stamp and popped up with dimensionals.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Sue
 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Circle Color Burst

There is a burst of vibrant blues and greens with a tinge of purples in this colorful card with peacock feathers and a butterfly.


This card is made using an Outlines Stamps butterfly colored with Copics and cutout.  The Large and Small Circle Burst die cuts are from Memory Box, and the peacock feather dies are from Frantic Stamper and Impression Obsession.  The watercoloring behind the circle bursts is made using Ken Oliver's Color Burst and Brusho powder watercolor paints.

The feathers are also colored with Copics, then covered with VersaMark Ink and clear heat embossed. The large background is sponged with a variety of green, purple and blue Distress and Stampin' Up inks. Stickles were added to the Circle Bursts.  The watercolor background was outlined with a large black Sharpie permanent marker.  The Circle Burst piece was cut slightly smaller before gluing in place.

A lot of work, but a fun card to make.  I love all the vibrant colors that make it come alive.

Thanks for stopping by.
Susan

Beautiful Birthday Blossoms

A springtime birthday card in purples and greens.


Used Stampin' Up Birthday Blossoms to create a fresh springtime birthday card. The flowers and leaves were masked using a Post-It-Note while stamping.

Everything was colored with Copic markers including the background.  The cardstock mat is Gumball Green and Gable Green.  Purple Stickles were used for accents.

Happy Springtime - April Showers today.
Susan

Perfect Peacock in Copper



 
Another version with a different color palette of a card I did back in August of 2014.
 
 
This time the Stampin" Up "Perfect Peacock"  is colored using, coppery Earth and brownish orange YR Copic markers.  It is highlighted with a fine point gold Sharpie Paint Pen and copper Stickles.  The gold border is drawn with a wide tip Sharpie gold paint pen.  This is matted on black cardstock before matting on an A7 size piece of shimmer copper metallic cardstock. 
 
The feather die is from the Spellbinders Peacock Feather set.  The foliage is made from cut apart dies from Penny Black - Fresh Breeze and Memory Box - Fresh Foliage.  These were also colored with Copic markers.
 
Have a great rest of the day.
Susan
 
 
 
 


Artistic One Layer Sympathy




A simple, yet elegant one layer sympathy card made by stamping with VersaMark ink, heat embossing with white embossing powder and then sponging around the embossed images with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I added three score lines on the right side for interest and drew a border around all 4 edges with the same color Distress water based marker.

Stampin" Up sets Awesomely Artistic and Butterfly Basics were used for this card.

The inside says "With deepest sympathy"

Thanks for stopping by.
Susan

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Always in My Heart


Another fun Valentine just playing around with the new Penny Black stamp sets Tweeting Love and Happy Hearts.  It turned out to be sort of a scenic collage  - something a little different for a Valentine.  The "Always" is from an old Stampin' Up! set - Always Elegant and the brick background is a Prima stamp.  The images were stamped with VersFine Onyx Black ink.  The brick background was stamped with Memento London Fog ink to give it a distant muted look.  The red is colored with Stampin' Up!'s Real Red marker and the clouds are sponged using a variety of Stampin' Up! blue-green inks and a punched scalloped circle.

The background and edges are sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The picture is matted on black cardstock, then on an A2 Bermuda Bay cardstock card base.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great rest of the week.
Susan


Field of Hearts


Just playing around with a new Penny Black stamp set Happy Hearts and an older Stampin' Up! set Valentine Defined.

Used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp this A2 card.  Colored the images and background with Copics.  Then sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and added a few Stickles for accents.]

Thanks for stopping by.
Susan