Before Christmas I made a birthday card for my eldest niece using a Kenny K stamp that I had bought at Paperific earlier in the year. As soon as I saw this stamp I knew that it would be perfect for my niece. The stamp is called Rock Chick by Whimsy Stamps and she is part of the Kenny K collection. I stamped her on X-Press It Blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then coloured the image using the following Copic markers:- E21, E00, E000, R20, R30, B05, R37, E37, E35, E33, C3, C5, C7, V05, V09, BV00, BV02, RV29, B00, B02 and C1. I have included a photo of the coloured image for you to see.
To make the card I made a base card out of white cardstock and covered it with some Asian inspired design paper. I then added my coloured image to the left hand side of a square piece of purple glitter card. I wrapped the right hand side of this with bakers twine several times and secured the twine at the back. The next step was to cut two strips of lilac cardstock and mount them at the back of the glitter card. I then attached this whole piece to the base card and embellished with several sizes of pearls that I had coloured with a black (100) Copic marker. I also added a purple and a lilac Prima flower to the left hand side of the card. I have included a photo of the finished card for you to see.
I really enjoyed colouring the Kenny K image and love the different designs available. I am sure you will see more of these images on my cards through out the year.
Happy New Year everyone! I am still alive and haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Life got in the way a bit over the last couple of months and so my blog didn’t get the attention it deserved. I am back and I promise to get back on track as quickly as I can.
Today I am going to tell you about a birthday card I made for my youngest niece’s birthday. The card started out as an entry for a challenge at Copic Oz to use complimentary colours. I didn’t get the card finished in time to enter, but thought it would make a great card for my niece. The image is from a Kanban set called Lucy which I stamped onto X-Press It Blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured her using the following Copic Markers – E50, E51, E53, V05, V09, Y11, Y15, Y17, C1, C3, C5, C7, RV10, B00, Bo2, B05, B24, B29, BV00, BV02 and BV04. I have included a photo of the main image coloured in.
Once I had coloured the balloons on the image I coloured over the top of them with clear (0) Spica pen. I then cut around the image leaving a small white border. I cut the balloons off the main image and trimmed them separately. I added the main image to a piece of mauve cardstock, adding the balloons to the top left of the piece and joining them to the main image using twine. I then mounted the mauve cardstock onto yellow cardstock leaving a small border. I then made my base card out of the same yellow cardstock and added some floral design paper on the top, again leaving a small border. I added a strip of blue cardstock to the top and bottom of the main image and added it to the base card. I then added a Happy Birthday sticker and some flower stickers to finish. I have included a photo of the finished card for you to see.
I have been promising a belated Birthday card in the last two posts, well here it is finally! With everything happening in my life lately, an important milestone went past without a celebration. I have been blogging for a year now and on the 24th of October Embossing Queen turned one year old! I made a birthday card to celebrate and share with you and here it is.
I am also entering the card into the Friday Sketch Challenge. To make this card I stamped Birthday Marci from La-La Land Crafts onto X-Press It Blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured her with Copic Markers, I used E50, E51, E53, R20, RV34, R35, RV29, R37, R59, C1, C3, C5, C7, BG15, BG49, BG09, BG23 and BG13. I used the Pitch Black (23) Spica pen on the Panda’s nose and on Marci’s belt. Here is a close up to show you the colouring.
The next step was to cut all the pieces for the card. I trimmed around the image and then cut a piece of teal/aqua cardstock to 14cm square. I cut some black/white polka dot paper into four lots of 6.4 cm square. I then added the four squares of polka dot paper to the teal/aqua cardstock. I then edged the image with Fired Brick Distress Ink and added it to the left hand side on top of the polka dot paper.
I then added a large red flower to the bottom right of the main image. I added a medium sized black flower over the top of this and then a teal/aqua rhinestone to the centre. The next step was the Happy Birthday. I coloured a Happy Birthday chipboard with VersaColor white ink. I then dried this with a heat gun to make sure it was quite dry before the next step. I then coloured it with a Turquoise (08) Spica pen. It didn’t have enough sparkle for me so I then added some Crystal Stickles over the top. It was hard to show in the photo so I have added another photo showing the sparkle a bit better. It looks a different colour each time you change the angle you hold it. Here is the other photo for you to see.
I then stuck the chipboard to the top right using Pritt Gel. I added the entire thing to a white base card leaving a 1mm border. Thanks for dropping by to see my very belated Birthday card.
Hi everyone. I am sorry it has been such a long time. As I said in my last post I came down with a Sinus Infection which knocked me off my feet for a while. I am happy to say I am feeling more myself now and actually have a little energy, so before it runs out I thought I had better get a post up.
I went along to the Picture to Page show in Burwood (Melbourne) a couple of weekends ago. I went on both Saturday and Sunday as I wanted to watch a lot of the demonstrations, plus do some shopping. I caught up with Zoe from Make It Crafty on the Saturday. This was an unexpected surprise as she had said she would be there on the Sunday. I got a chance to sit with her and do some Copic colouring and she gave me a few tips on how to colour pleats and folds. I took the picture home and finished colouring it and brought it back the next day to show her. I have taken a couple of photos for you to see the image. The first picture is the whole image and the second photo is a close up to show you the folds.
They are not perfect but I am quite happy with them and with a bit more practice mine may one day look like Zoe’s.
The other person I caught up with was Cathy from Eclectic images and as always she was full of inspiration. She had new stamps to show me and even did a sample for me using several of her stamps, it is gorgeous! I have included a photo to show you, the car in the background has been done with a shimmer paint and looks fantastic. The shimmer hasn’t shown up in the photo which is disappointing.
I bought lots at the show including lots of new stamps, some Copic markers, trims, glitters, papers, and a fantastic book on colouring shadows. It is called Shadows and Shading and is by Marianne Walker. I have already finished reading the book and now look at everyday objects differently, as I am looking at where the light hits the object and how that affects the colour.