It’s Time for July’s Art du Jour!

Join Kate, Kim, and me next Tuesday, July 17th, for our monthly Art du Jour workshop at The Queen’s Ink! This is your opportunity to add to your greeting card stash and be prepared for any pop-up occasion. Drop in on your lunch hour, or on your way home from work, or come for the whole day (10:30 – 4:30)! At only $3.00 per project, it will be easy to build an entire card “library.” Work at your own pace, choose the styles that fit your taste and needs, and chill out with us…no tools required! Check out this month’s versatile offerings (below), then plan your day at The Queen’s Ink! Here is a peek at the cards on deck for Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | One in a Chameleon by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

New Class! Everyday Greetings – February 27, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, February 27th to teach a Copic marker card class.  In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring stamps from RubberMoon and sentiments from Penny Black. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • Y15 – Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19 – Napoli Yellow
  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • B32 – Pale Blue
  • B34 – Manganese Blue
  • B37 – Antwerp Blue
  • R35 – Coral
  • R37 – Carmine
  • R59 – Cardinal
  • C4 – Cool Gray No. 4
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors, foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps

 

Be Yourself

This is the last of the three cards from the class I taught at The Queen’s Ink. I loved the juxtaposition of this batty girl with the sentiment. Here’s a young lady definitely willing to be herself!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Classic Blue by Bazzill; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: ZA02 (*) by elenazinski from Paper Artsy; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Copics: E000, E00, E02 (face); E000, E02 (hands and legs); R20, R22 (hair); B000, B01, B04, B06 (dress); Y02, Y15, Y19, R22 (wings); B06 (shoes)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

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Everything Stops for Walkies

I’m over on the LDRS Inspiration Blog today with another project featuring the stamp Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up.

My cards lately have been really pared down in terms of a papers and embellishments. Then I saw this card by Faye Wynn-Jones and loved its simplicity. I knew that I had to try it for myself. The All Dressed Up stamps are perfect because for a CAS card because they really can stand alone as a simple, but elegant statement for a card front. Add a couple of sequins (pink of course) and make a fashion statement!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: White 120 lb. base weight cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
StampsEverything Stops for Walkies (*) by All Dressed Up
Copics: E000, E21 (skin); Y32, YR23, YR27 (hair); BV000, RV11, RV13 (shirt); C1, C3, C5 (pants); BV00, RV11, RV13, RV14 (purse); RV10, RV13, RV14 (ribbon); RV10, RV11, RV13, BV00 (shoes); C1, C3, C5, Rv13 (dog); BV000, BV00 (shadow)

Time to Sparkle

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today to share a project featuring one of the newly released All Dressed Up stamps called Time to Sparkle as well as the Basic Background Builders I die set from Creative Basics used to cut the gold and blue foil papers for the decorative scalloped edge.

In keeping with its name, I decided that I wanted to make the dress really sparkle and stand out. First, I colored the image with Copic markers on X-Press Blending Card (by Copic). I used Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 to achieve the gold tone of the dress. But it’s hard to get much depth with the Copic yellows, so I first mapped out the valleys of each fold using BV01. Then I just did some straight blending from dark to light (Y19, Y17, Y15, Y23) to complete each fold.

Rowhouse Greetings | Time to Sparkle by All Dressed Up

Once the dress was complete, I added sparkle with layers of dots created with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and a gold Uniball gel pen. I concentrated the dots in the valleys and then randomly distributed them across the rest of the fold.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Time to Sparkle (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Background Builders I (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Gold sequins; Ranger Stickles in Diamond (on the background sparkles)
Copics: E51, E11, BV000, BV00 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); BV01, Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 (dress); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (background); Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold, Sakura Gellu Roll pen in white (sparkles)