Finished card size is an A2 - 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Serendipity Frame cut from white cardstock, set aside one bird, inked entire frame/leaves/branches with Distress Gathered Twigs (seemed an appropriate color-ha) ink and a foam blending tool, then fine-tuned the branches and leaves using Copic markers (YG23, YG25 for leaves; E35 for branches).
Using Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Re-inkers I watercolored the oval diecut, then heat-set. Serendipity Frame was adhered using clear-drying glue; bird was adhered with a bit of foam tape. Entire oval was adhered to Woodland Oval using foam tape for dimension.
Tree was inked with Distress Vintage Photo Ink and an ink applicator tool, followed by Copic markers. Patterned cardstock is 7gypsies Conservatory.
The nest die cuts were inked with Distress Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inks: I cut two of the nest 'top' - one was inked with just Vintage Photo and the second was inked with both inks. The 'bottom' was inked with just Walnut Stain.
Shot on the deck - sunny and mild today...very thankful.
Papertrey sentiment (Mixed Messages). Tiered cakes were inked with Distress Tattered Rose then Worn Lipstick using an ink blending tool. Used Copics to color the candle, and the glitter is Martha Stewart Yellow Barite. Labels 14 spellbinders die. Floral patterned paper is unknown. Solid cardstocks are Memory Box Meadow and Bubblegum.
Layout is from Emily; envelopes are handmade. Finished card size: 5 x 6 inches. Thanks for stopping by!
Lockhart Stamp Company Stargazer Lilies featured in today's project - the ever-needed birthday card. Memory Box sentiment, October Afternoon Farm Girl papers. Decorative edge is a Martha border punch. Picot-edged ribbon; image was colored with Copic markers after studying these flowers using images online.
Finished card size is 5 x 6 inches, including overhang.
Glossy Accents used on the vase with a snippet of thin, goldenrod-colored silk ribbon, and Mustard Seed Distress Stickles used for the flower centers. This is the first I've ever used my stash of the Distress Stickles, other than to create the pretty color chart - ha. Hope you're having a good start to the week - snow here in New Jersey today!
During the power outage from Superstorm Sandy, our cat, Ryan, sat as close as possible to the metal screen of our fireplace. Every evening at sunset he would wait on the hearth for my dear husband to build the fire that kept us warm until bedtime.
All Memory Box dies (sitting, cat, flower box, small arched window, small flowerbox, grove branch). Background was airbrushed with a Copic marker;retired 7gypsies patterned paper; card base is Memory Box Endive. Happy Monday!
Stamped image onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, then die cut the image with the Trendy Trees die.
There's a few tricks one can use to align the stamped image with the die (or vice versa). I use the first method Patter discusses in this video, but use cardstock, not acetate, as my template. The cardstock template is simply stored with the die. Cardstock is easier to see when storing for me versus acetate.
A magnetic snap holds the tri-fold style card neatly closed. Papertrey bookmark-style die used under trees, Memory Box Debutante Frame used on left opening.
Lockhart Cherries image was stamped and colored with Copic markers. I added a touch of glitter with Atyou glitter pens (also from Copic). If you use water-based markers or water-based stamping ink for the steps outlined in this post (using Glossy Accents) the colors may bleed. Copic markers are alcohol based and the ink stays put. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for my stamping ink.
I dispensed a layer of Glossy Accents onto the glass disc back and using my finger smeared the glue completely over the back, then pressed into the stamped image. I used an old credit card to squeegie/swipe out any air bubbles between the glass disc and the piece of cardstock. Finished sealing the cardstock edges to the glass disc using my fingers, and used a baby wipe to periodically clean my fingers and the glass of the glue.
Instead of a stamped image, try using an image from a magazine, or a photo - but test the adhesive you plan to use on a spare photo - you'll want to check for any adverse reactions between your planned adhesive and the photo ink that was used to process the photo. A 2-1/4-inch circle punch works great if you are not using the enclosed white cardstock circles.
Cork backing was adhered using Glossy Accents as well, and presto ~ instant gift!
Today's post is a partial re-post of a creation I did back in 2008 before I used typepad - today's post was done at a customer's request. Thank you!