Monday, July 16, 2012

Copic Grays- warms and cools

You're beautiful inside and out!! This is Cookie, a cute little mouse from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. She makes an adorable card. My cards today are pretty much the same, I just switched up the colors and used different embellishments.

I used Cookie and the lipstick tubes to work with the warm and cool Gray Copic markers. This was my first time working with the warms and I will definitely be reaching for them more often. Looks like the cool Gray will not be my "go to" grays now. :-)

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Until later~

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Oops a Daisy

A couple of months ago during the monthly release, I won this stamp set from Taylored Expressions!! Woo Hoo!! I was so excited because I had never won anything before. Let me tell you,  I can not tell you how much I love this set.

Oops A Daisy

Oops a Daisy has both line stamps and solid stamps of the flowers. For this card I wanted to color the flowers, so I went with the line drawn flower. The good thing about this image is it is a very quick one to color or you can really spend some time and add a lot more detail.

I stamped the Daisy with black ink on white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and finished off with some Diamond Stickles. I fussy cut them before adhering them to my card. (I fussy cut the flowers because I was too impatient to wait for the die to make it's home in my studio.) The stem and leaves are individual stamps which makes placement super easy when creating a bouquet. Because they are separate you can use a different color to stamp them. 

Oops A Daisy Dies (set of 4) 
I have stamped and cut several of these pieces and let me tell you, I much prefer the dies to fussy cutting!! But you already knew that, huh? LOL
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!! I appreciate you!
Until later~

Friday, July 13, 2012

Spring Cottage

I love the series of house stamps being released over at Taylored Expressions! I knew instantly when I saw this darling little cottage that I had to have it. 

Spring Cottage is paper pieced with small accents added with Copic markers. (Did you know you can use your Copic markers to color on designer papers? Pretty cool, huh?)
I used several dies to complete my landscaping, the Picket Fence border die, Fresh cut grass (which I cut twice and layered) and the Die-namics Cloud trio
I wanted my scene to look like a page from a child's story book, something without a lot of "fancy" details. (The small strip of blue was left at the bottom until I decided if I was to stamp a sentiment there or just trim it off.)

For the inside I stamped the cottage image again, leaving it uncolored this time. I added a couple of die cuts, continuing the look from the card front. I will added a sentiment to the roof of the cottage later, when I am ready to mail my card. I think even with the inside finished I still have ample room to add a personalized note. 
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Until later~

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Circus Tent

My card today kind of sums up our lives lately- it's been a circus!! :-)  I am sorry I have abandoned my blog, I hope to post more often now!
 Although I intended for this card to be for a child, it would work for an adult too.
 The stamp set is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. (Sorry, I do not see it in their store.They do have the digital set available.) I used Copic markers and paper piecing on the tent. (Yea, you know how much I complain about fussy cutting- but look how cute it is once you are done!!) I added a couple more hand cut pieces to finish the card front.

 The inside needed some love too. I used the Corner Chomper for the oversize ticket, I like how it works with the theme of my card.

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Until later~