This weekend I met up with my friend and we did a bit of crafting. I brought my Sizzix Bigshot and a few dies and a bunch of Stampin’ Up! Halloween stamps. I used my new favorite die, the step up card and went to town. I stamped out this totally awesome witch. Tonight, I pulled out my Copic markers and added a bit of green to that witch. She looks good, doesn’t she!
I don’t like the stamps on the bottom too much, so for the next one, I think I’ll skip them.
My friend at work has a husband. He has a birthday in May. After showing her the card-in-a-box I made last week, she asked me if I could make a card for her husband. I said YES! What else would I say?
Awhile ago I bought a really cute stamp set on ebay. The set included a few planets, a rocket and a mini astronaut. I had been planning a card with the astronaut floating above the earth and using the sentiment, “you’re out of this world.” The card-in-a-box was the perfect way to put this plan into action. Black cardstock with black sparkle paper made the best space background. Check it out!
My friend said her husband loved his card. She thought he may have liked the card even more than his gift.
As I have said at least a million times, I love die cuts! There is just something wonderful about taking a plain card or a box die, choosing just the right paper and rolling it through the Accucut Grande Mark or Sizzix Bigshot. You have the perfect base to do something incredible. Or sometimes you really miss the mark and have to start all over. And you can, because you have the die cut.
I used to send all my flops to my mother. She didn’t care what the card looked like, she was just happy to hear from me. She passed away a few years ago, and my pile of flops has grown. Every time I create something that isn’t quite right, I think of my mom. Weird, I know, but at least there is something positive that comes out of these flops!
My newest die is for a card-in-a-box. It has all the cut and score lines, so you don’t have to measure a thing. I also recently got a Sizzix thinlets die set with coordinating stamps. The flowers in the set are lovely! I used Copic markers to hand color each of the flowers, the bees and ladybugs. The happy birthday sentiment was letterpressed with purple ink.
This card certainly wasn’t a flop; my mother would have loved it.
Stampin’ Up! makes the cutest stamps. I buy new sets and used sets and may have even stolen a set from my sister once. I have even bought the same set more than once! I was so excited yesterday because I had four eBay packages waiting for me when I got home.
The stamp set Very Punny is fabulous and I had fun putting together this tickled pink card. I stamped the little pig on a white background, colored him with Copic markers, mounted him on a medium pink square and put it all together on a light pink card stock. Hope you like him!
I have a problem. The first step of a program is to admit the problem. I fully admit I have an obsession with Copic markers. I am not ready for treatment.
Copic markers are alcohol based markers that are blendable. This allows you to use multiple hues of the same color to add depth to your art work. I really enjoy stamping a cute image and then adding color to make it pop!
For this project I used a Stampin’ Up stamp with Memento black ink. I cut a small square out of the front of the card, matted the cute dog on a slightly bigger brown square with foam to add dimension. It is a very simple card, but perfect for a quick note to cheer up a friend.