Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The storks are flying in...

Made another boy/girl twins card -- this one will be from me to my mom's neighbor. I actually had this card front all done on matte cs and then messed it up by wiping off the embossed storks with a damped rag. You can bet I won't do that again!

So, starting all over, this time using glossy (which is what I really wanted to use in the first place), but then this time, I used StazOn black for the storks and then my new Copic markers. Well, those who are really familiar with Copics know you can't use the two together, because the Copic markers will smear the StazOn ink. Yup, learned that tonight too.

Well, a lightbulb went off in my pretty little head and I used the glossy scrap (as it now is scrap paper since I screwed up for the second time) to experiment.

Used my black VersaFine ink to stamp the storks on glossy and the Copic markers ruined that image again. So did my Fine Point Sharpies in a pretty rainbow of colors.

So, Plan c or D or is it even E now... I don't know... I got a new piece of glossy white cs, grabbed my VersaMark ink and inked up the stork and then inked it up with my black StazOn and stamped it. Repeat and stamped again off to the right. Then I grabbed my heat gun and zapped 'em both! Okay, now I'm on a roll. LOL

Colored them in using my H2O pen and directly from the ink pads, colored in the blankets, the babies, the stork's beak, hat and feet. Used a VersaMark pen, colored them and then sprinkled on some clear EP. Zapped them with my heat gun and now nothing would ruin them... (as I hold my breath)...

Using my well loved but lately neglected stipple brushes, I pounced on some yellow, then light pink, then dark pink then orange inks. I grabbed my wonderful StampScapes tree, inked it up in some green StazOn and stamped several times without reinked (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation images). I wiped off the storks -- this time using a DRY rag and wha-la.

Layered and there ya have it.

Finished card is 6 3/4" x 5 1/4"

On a stampin' roll...

Here are some cards I made recently for a friend who commissioned me to create some for her:

1st card: Love this. Acetate, papers, a new little tulip stamp, colored pencils...

2nd card: SU! snow angel -- set is new to me and reminds me of playing in the NJ snow. This could easily be my daughter when she sees snow for the first time.

3rd & 4th cards: Lighthouse is stamped on vellum -- did one w/ ribbon and other w/ brads.

5th card: Happy Wishes is a new stamp for me and stamped on acetate and layered... Love how this came out. Purple is my favorite color of them all.

Back to stampin' !

I am not completely done with cleaning out some files and photos but I did enough that my watermark program now likes me again. LOL I got rid of over 10,000 photos. I love taking pictures -- just don't always burn them to CDs right away. :)

This is one of the cards I was asked to create for my mom's friend. She cracked up when she saw this and said "perfect!" I like when that happens.

I love this image -- frogs are my favorite. After I colored the image using a tile, markers, and my H2O pen, I added Crystal Laquer over the entire martini glass. It's so cool to see and touch.

The olive is stamped twice, cut out the one time and attached with a thin tiny pop dot. I took a few pictures so you could see the details...