Butterflies and More Butterflies!

Today I’m back with the details on two cards that were available yesterday at Queen’s Ink Art du Jour. We had a great group throughout the day yesterday and I ran out of card kits before the end of the event. Next Art du Jour will be held on Tuesday, June 5th. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll make, but I suspect that it will have a summer beach theme.

Yesterday’s cards were all about the butterflies. For the first card, I created with a colorful version of Laurel Burch’s Flutterbye using a few non traditional colors for butterflies and Laurel Burch! At one point, I was asked how I decide on what colors to use. In the case of Laurel Burch images, Stampendous provides a coloring guide so I usually pick one or two colors from the guide and go from there. For the second card, I pulled out all of the butterfly stamps included in the Indigo Cats stamp set to create a cheery and colorful scene. The sentiments for both cards are from Penny Black.

So with no further ado – here the supply list for the projects. And stay tuned – my next Copic class at The Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, June 26th. Card models are on display in the store and the details will be announced shortly!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for yesterday’s projects. 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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Flutterbye by Stampendous! Laurel Burch Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Laurel Burch Flutterbye by Stampendous; Choose Happy (*) by Penny Black
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y19, RV29, BG11, BG13
Rowhouse Greetings | Indigo Cats by Stampendous! Laurel Burch Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Laurel Burch Indigo Cats (butterfly stamps only) by Stampendous; Happy Thoughts (*) by Penny Black
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: RV29, Y15, YG06, G09, B02, B04, B66

New Class! Colorful Tropics Featuring Laurel Burch, June 26, 2018 at The Queen’s Ink

I am returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, June 26th to teach a Copic marker class featuring Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous!. I will lead the class through the creation of two cards, highlighting the use of other media such as stencils, embellishment mousse, and embossing powders to create backgrounds to compliment your Copic coloring. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Mermaid by Stampendous!

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Leopard Jungle by Stampendous!

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
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y35: Maize
  • Y38: Honey
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • BG13: Mint Green
  • B01: Mint Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B66: Clematis
  • V01: Heath
  • V04: Lilac
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Skin White
  • E07:  Light Mahogany
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E23: Hazelnut
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring 2-3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills), liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte), scissors suitable for fussy cutting, foam adhesive squares, and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

May Art du Jour at Queen’s Ink featuring Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, May 8th for Art du Jour! Kate, Kim and I will have a variety of make and take cards, tags, and ATCs to help you build up your stash at this open house style event. We’ll be on hand from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM so stop by on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or stay all day! Work at your own pace and relax! Projects are $3.00 each and new projects are available each month.

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature Laurel Burch stamps by Stampendous. I will have markers on hand for you to share, but if you would like to bring your own, here’s the list of colors: RV29, YG06, YG07, Y15, Y19, BG11, BG13, B00, B04, B66. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Flutterbye by Stampendous! Laurel Burch

Rowhouse Greetings | Indigo Cats by Stampendous! Laurel Burch

Whiskers by Laurel Burch

I’ve always loved the Laurel Burch feline images – colorful, quirky – just like most of the cats in my life. So when I saw that Stampendous released Whiskers as a stamp, I had to have it. While the image would be beautiful in all sorts of bright Copic inks, today I just didn’t feel like figuring out all of those colors.

Sometimes I’m a lazy colorist. There, I’ve said it.

So instead, I pulled out six shades of Distress Inks in rainbow hues to form a colorful background. I heat embossed the image, added a bit of vellum and attached a die cut “hello” cut from gold foil. And with little effort, I have a card ready to pop in the mail to brighten a friend’s day.

SUPPLIES

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.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Black; Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper; Gold Foil by Bazzill
Stamp: Laurel Burch Whiskers (*) by Stampendous!
Inks: Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed
Embellishments: Black Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous
Die: Scripty Hello by Lawn Fawn

New Class! Laurel Burch Holiday Cards – November 12th & 14th, 2017

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mills on Sunday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 14th to teach a Copic marker class featuring the Laurel Burch holiday stamps by Stampendous. In this workshop, I’ll show how to heat emboss your images after coloring. Details are below. Seats are limited, but there’s still room in both classes for you to join us, 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
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449.

Rowhouse Greetings | Peace Moon (Laurel Burch) by Stampendous Rowhouse Greetings | Kindred Spirit (Laurel Burch) by Stampendous

BRING TO CLASS

COPIC MARKERS: 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. You will need a blendable selection of blues, greens, yellows, reds, and dark grays. 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.

  • R35: Coral
  • R46: Strong Red
  • R59: Cardinal
  • YR16: Apricot
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • YG09: Lettuce Green
  • G09: Veronese Green
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B05: Process Blue
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • C5*: Cool Gray No. 5
  • C7*: Cool Gray No. 7
  • C9*: Cool Gray No. 9
  • 100*: Black

* NOTE: C4, C6, C8, C10 can be substituted for the Cool Grays and Black listed above.

OTHER SUPPLIES

  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
  • Scissors

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!