Saturday, August 25, 2012
This was a fun card to make. I started by stamping this stamp (sorry, I don't know the maker. I unmounted the stamp and neglected that information) with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I colored with Copic markers. I colored the dots on the leaves with an orange Sakura Glaze Pen. Gave them a nice little shine even though you can't see that here. I used white card stock so I could keep the true colors of the Copic markers. I didn't want the background to be so white though so I spritzed the colored image and the top piece of the card with Tsukineko Walnut ink. I have an area set up in my garage to do this. I mounted the image on a bronze metallic paper after putting it through an embossing folder. After putting the card together I edged with chalk inks. The top jewels are Swarovski crystals in a topaz color. The crystals on the image are a smoked topaz.
I hope you are enjoying this skip coordinated by Barb.
I would also like to give you a link to Operation Write Home for you to check out. It is a non profit group that ships handmade blank greeting cards to our overseas troops to send home. Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home is always in need of quality cards and of course money donations to keep the boxes going out.
Here is a link for the next stop on the skip, Tess Harry
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The challenge this week was to use kraft paper. I have 3 different shades of kraft paper and this one matched my papers so nicely. This paper was given to me by my daughter many months ago when she cleaned her stash. I have been waiting all this time for fall so I could use it. The stripe was on the reverse side. I think this makes a nice masculine card.