Hello! It’s still July 1st here, so happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Last month was the Daily Marker coloring challenge and on day 21, I colored a couple of bears from the Beary Special Birthday set. And today I turned them into cards. I am sharing one of them now and the other one later in the week.
Since the bear was already colored with Copics and die cut out with the matching die, this was pretty straight forward once I figured out what challenges I wanted to participate in. First, I die cut a stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. Black heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.
Next, I die cut a rectangle frame from Kraft paper using the two smallest rectangle dies. Took the larger of the two dies and die cut a white rectangle. Sponged Cool Caribbean ink (retired) on the bottom half, then arranged and stacked them all together. Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base, then mounted the framed image with mounting tape for a little dimension to finish.
Hello there! I’m back with a rare type of card to share today. Late last night my husband asked if I had a retirement card… he needed one for a colleagues who retired today! Nothing like getting plenty of advance notice! 😂 So I woke up this morning to get started, but I could not for the life of me remember which set had the ‘happy retirement’ sentiment. I found a slightly different retirement sentiment and ended with this.
Started by stamping thecocktail with Memento black ink on X-press It paper. Masked it and the bottom part, then blended Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin DOx inks with a mini blending tool. Removed masks and coloured in the image with Copics. Die cut ‘enjoy’ once from a scrap of X-press It paper and four more times from a scrap of regular thick white cardstock. Ombré coloured the X-press It diecut with red Copic markers, then stacked all five pieces for dimension.
In my haste to get this done within the timeframe, I smeared ink on the panel. No time to start over, so I die cut a frame from X-press It paper with an A2 size stitched rectangle die (retired) and a duo sided stitched rectangle die. Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and popped the frame up with foam tape to give it dimension. Heat embossed ‘your retirement’ with white embossing powder on a black strip. To finish, added clear shimmer to the umbrella and ‘enjoy’ diecut, Crystal Glaze to the glass and a few round clear drops.
My husband said his colleague loved it. 😊 Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
Happy Monday! I was coloring the images with Copics from this new NBUS set yesterday when several challenges popped into mind, resulting in this easy summer card.
Took a Bristol stitched rectangle panel from my stash and stamped the penguin and palm tree with Archival black ink. Watercolored the tropical scene with Zig markers and a watercolor brush. Used a Soft Suede SU! marker to add texture to the sand and a white gel pen to add cresting waves in the water.
Die cut ‘enjoy’ from a scrap of Bristol paper twice and once from black. Ombré coloured one of the white pieces with Zigs, then stacked and offset. Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the die cut sentiment to finish.
And that was it. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day!
Hi there. Dropping in to share a super QCAS (Quick Clean and Simple) birthday card.
To start, a stitched rectanglewas die cut from Neenah cardstock. Stamped the banner followed by the bear with Memento black ink and then coloured with Copics.
Since the bear is running across with the banner in hand, motion marks were added with a grey marker to show movement. Mounted the panel to a white top folding landscape card base and clear shimmer was added to the flags to finish.
Hi there! I have more birthdays coming up, so I am poppin’ in with a floral birthday card today. Lately, I’ve been admiring all the beautiful pencil coloured creations, so I took the leap and coloured a larger, more detailed image. It’s definitely labour intensive compared to colouring with Copics, but definitely satisfying once completed. Here’s my card.
Once colouring was done and with the stamp still positioned in the MISTI, re-stamped the image with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After all that time it took to colour, I did not want to cover any part of it up, so white heat embossed the sentiment above.
Die cut it with an A2 stitched rectangle, then mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Keeping it CAS, added white dot details with a white gel pen and clear shimmer to finish.