Thursday, May 17, 2012
The challenge also allowed me to make a card using the new Impression Obsession dies. Yes, that's right. IO now has dies! The dies coordinate with IO stamps and give a small border around the images. I like that I don't have to cut out the stamps (especially butterfly antennae), and I like that the small border lets the images stand out from the background paper or patterns. Speaking of patterns, I finished the card and then wished I had used a really pale green Cover a Card for the background. Ah well, next time!
To make the card, I used the Butterflies stamp (E8750) with coordinating Butterflies die (DIE008-I). Of course, I only used one of the butterflies for the card. I also used the Large Solid Leaf Stem (E8633) with the Branch die (DIE007-L). It made for a very quick card. I then chose a saying from the Treasured Memories Clear set (CL326). If you haven't seen that set, you should really check it out. It has so many sayings that are perfect when you need to send a little support during difficult times.
Need more comfort inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, and Vicki created. Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
It has been rainy and dreary here, so I thought it would be a good idea to post something bright and cheerful.
I have mentioned before that I like the whimsical quality of Hannah Davies' designs. I just love her use of peacock feathers as butterfly antennae. How clever! I started with the Flower and Butterfly image (H10022) and colored it with Copic markers. I then airbrushed the sides with a bright blue Copic marker to match my background paper. To finish the card, I added some Stickles to the wings for sparkle and stamped the Hello saying (A3579) in blue ink.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I stamped the little boy onto white cardstock with black Versafine ink and colored it with watercolor pencils. I then added a wave using a Fiskars border punch and some clouds cut from a Memory Box die.
Need more summer inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki created.
Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!