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

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 Maralade and Mustard Seed
Embellishments: Black Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous
Die: Scripty Hello by Lawn Fawn

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.

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!

Grasshopper Leap – What’s Up?

Just a fun, cheeky little card featuring an image from House Mouse Designs called Grasshopper Leap. I just love the grasshopper ricocheting off of Mudpie’s head! I paired it with this sweet design paper from the Saucy Collection by Authentique and a sentiment from Paper Smooches to create a fun card to brighten someone’s day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Good Gab by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Saucy Six from the Saucy Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Grasshopper Leap by House Mouse Designs; Good Gab by Paper Smooches
Dies: Die-namic Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Copics: W00, W1, W3, W5 (fur); E50, E51, E53, E93 (skin); YG11, YG13, YG17 (stem); E40, E41, YG00, BG0000 (petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV000, BG000 (grasshopper); BG0000, BG000. BV000 (background)

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

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Warm Cup

I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)

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

Flutterbye – Thinking of You

Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Color map - Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)
Rowhouse Greetings | Color map – Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: A2 Matting Basics  A by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold
Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16

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