Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday Muffin!

 
Today I received four more Magnolia stamps, so I just had to ink up Tilda with Tulle Skirt right away! I drew the muffin for her to sit atop; popped up on foam dimensionals as you can see by the side shot below:


The background paper is Basic Grey June Bug Crazy Quilt. The edges of all the papers are inked with Stampin' Up's Perfect Plum. Three Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossoms and a  Martha Stewart Oak Leaf punch were added next to the Scrappy Cat Birthday Wishes sentiment, also popped up on foam. I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the sentiment and another Martha Stewart punch (Double Loops) for the bottom of the card. The ribbon wrapped around that is Michael's Celebrations brand.

Here are the Copics used on this card:

Muffin: E30, E33, E35, E37, Y15, Y17, Y21
Tilda's skin: E0000, E000, E00
Hair: Y11, E33, E35, E37
Clothes and boots: C0, C2, C3, B91, B93, B95, B97

If you'd like to use this yummy muffin stamp for your own projects, you can purchase it over at my DigiDrawn site!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Love Birds

I noticed over at the Copic Creations Challenge blog that the current challenge is for a card with a bird theme. Since I hadn't made a card yet for my Lovebirds digistamp, I decided to create one and enter it into the challenge.

This easel card was made from numerous layers of green and yellow cardstock and Basic Grey's Origins Aromatherapy paper. I used my sewing machine to sew the patterned paper to a cardstock mat on both the front and inside of the card.

Here is a side view to see how the layers are raised on foam dimensionals for even more depth:


The image and it's mats were cut out using Spellbinders dies and my Cuttlebug. The background cardstock was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and decorated with Recollections brown pearls.

The ribbon is by Celebrations from Michaels and the daisies were purchased loose from my LSS. Another Martha Stewart punch was used for the leaves.

Copic colours for the Lovebirds are as follows:

Birds: Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, YR09,
YG11, YG13, YG17,
W3, W7, E44, E47 and E49
Branch: E70, E71, E74, E79
If you want this digistamp, head over to my DigiDrawn site to purchase it HERE!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hey Foxy!


While doodling the other day, I ended up drawing this little guy. At first I thought I would make him small with stitching lines so he could be a stuffed toy for a Tilda stamp. But I ended up creating the digistamp of him without the lines, about 4 inches square. This way, if I want to make him into a stuffie, all I need to do is add some lines and print him smaller, which is one of the benefits of digital stamps; you can change the size and orientation of the image!

The card I made for Baby Fox (I have yet to name him -- any suggestions???) has five layers (including the card base), popped up on foam dimensionals.

I started with Bazzil cardstock punched with Martha Stewart's Deco Fan set. The next layer is patterned paper (I am sorry, I no longer have the name of it!) matted on more Bazzil. Both are edged with ink; Memento Tuxedo Black and Versa Magic Cloud White. The next layer set are two ovals cut out and embossed with my Spellbinders dies using my Cuttlebug. Again, they were inked in black and white. The top layer is the Baby Fox and sentiment both popped up on foam too.

Flowers are from Michael's Bridal Department (loose), and the leaves were made with Martha Stewart's leaf punch. The leaves were inked with Stampin' Up's Mellow Moss ink and the veins were drawn with Copic G85.

The fox was printed on my Epson inkjet -- no problem at all with bleeding when I coloured with my Copics! His eyes and nose were topped off with All Night Media's Clear Gloss.

The sentiment is computer generated, and the inside of the card is stamped "It's Your Birthday!"

Here are the Copics used on the Fox:

N0, N1, N3, N6, N9
E30
Y32, Y35, Y38
RV11

Do you want this little guy for your very own? Then check out my DigiDrawn site to purchase this digistamp for only $ 3 CDN!

Do you want this little guy for FREE?? Then add your suggested name for him in the Comments. If I choose yours, I will send you this digistamp absolutely free!



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wild About Wild Orchid Crafts

When crafters praise the products and service from a certain company over and over again, you tend to take notice.

Once such company is Wild Orchid Crafts. The paper flowers they manufacture are absolutely stunning and they are showing up on numerous card crafter's blogs from all over the world.

Just the other day I placed my very first order. Since I wasn's sure which sizes to get, I chose a variety from 4mm to 25mm all in white (save for one which was sold out of the white, so I got ivory). Why all in white? Well, now I can use my Copics to create ANY COLOUR I wish! Besides five sets of Roses, I also chose some Cherry Blossoms and Cala Lillies. I also couldn't resist trying out a few clear crystals too.


To my amazement, the shipping was cheap, and FAST! It took just over two weeks to arrive all the way from the U.K. to Canada.

Here is my first card using my new treats:


And now there is a new blog set up just to inspire us card makers using their product. To celebrate, they are offerring a HUGE blog candy giveaway! Be sure to visit Wild Orchid Challenge by July 11th for a chance to win this incredible package:


I am also entering this criss-cross card (my first one!) into the Just Magnolia challenge.

Details of the card are as follows:

Magnolia Stamp: Tilda With Rose from Magnolia-Licious popped up on foam dimensionals
Patterned paper: GCD Studios "Tinted Rose Stripe" and K & Company "Smitten Pretties"
Bazzill Blackbird cardstock, Red cardstock
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Thinking of You stamp: Danelle Johnson
Memento Tuxedo Black ink for edges and stamps
Versa Magic Cloud White ink for edges
Martha Stewart punch and zig zag punch
Sheer ribbon from stash

Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29
Dress and Socks: R000, R20, R21, R22, C3
Rose: E50, G20, G82, G85



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fairy Tilda


I don't think I've used this "Lazy Summer Days Tilda" stamp yet.... with those pretty wings, she reminded me of a fairy so I thought I'd draw a nice mushroom for her to ponder upon.

The patterned paper used is TPC Studio Ancestral Teal Brocade. I inked the edges of all the papers with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain Distress ink and used my Making Memories distress tool to rough up the edges before sewing the patterned paper to the cardstock layer. A Dollarama Crafts cotton lace ribbon was coloured with Copic # E50 and topped with a Dollarama Crafts flower and leaves.

The mini butterflies were punched with a dollar bin Michael's punch and topped with Diamond stickles to match Tilda's wings.

The sentiment is from Stampendous' "Friendly Messages" set. Here is a side view to show the dimension; I used Scor Tape to adhere all the layers and popped Tilda and the mushroom up on Recollections foam squares.

Oh, and if you'd like this mushroom to complement your Tilda, fairy or even froggy stamp, you can!


Just click HERE to purchase my digistamp for your very own cards.

Copics list for this project:

Tilda's skin: E0000, E000, E00
Tilda's hair: Y28, Y32, E27
Dress: BG10, BG72, C0, C3
Wings: Diamond Stickles over BG10 and BG72
Mushroom: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57


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