Happy Birthday and Many More

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Zoo CrewI’ve colored a lot of cards recently (emphasis on A LOT) with my Copic markers so it was fun to make a card composed entirely of stamped images and die cuts. This stamp set from Paper Smooches called Zoo Crew caught my eye and the zebra is just adorable.

I decided that I wanted to use a black and white print for the card, but not a zebra print. So I used one of the Back To Basics papers from Kaisercraft. One side is a black and white stripe while the other is black and white polka dot. The paper, along with a loopy leaf die cut and sentiments from the Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler stamp set, matched the whimsy of the zebra.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Zoo Crew by Paper Smooches Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Index in White; Black Stripe from the Back to Basics Collection by Kaisercraft; Bazzill Basics in Arroyo and Lagoon
Stamps: Zoo Crew by Paper Smooches; Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Loopy Leaf by Paper Smooches

Blossoming Feline

I’ve been eyeing the new Laurel Bush stamps by Stampendous and I finally broke down today and bought some. The style and the colors are out of the norm for me, but that’s exactly why I wanted to color them. Although I have to admit that having a household of cats was certainly a determining influence as well!

Laurel Burch’s style is very distinctive as is her color palette. Stampendous has developed a Copic Marker Coloring Guide for this line of stamps which I used for guidance, but substituted when I needed an expanded selection to create some of the blending. Since it was my first, I followed an illustration of the original to practice her style, but it is truely an image where anything goes!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Blossoming Feline by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Dotted Dies by Avery Elle
Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold
Copics: B02, B04, B06, B26, V15 (cat’s body); B02, B04, B06, YG06, G09, V15 (cat’s face); Y15, YR04, YR09, V15, V28, BG01, YG06 (flowers); YG06, YG06 (leaves); V15, YR04, YR09, YG07 (butterfly); Y02, Y15, Y18, YR09, colorless blender (background)

Miss Kelly Von Sweets

I was over the Passionate Paper Creations blog earlier this week with this project featuring Miss Kelly Von Sweets from Polka Doodles. Just wanted to share it with you here in case you missed it!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Sweetie Six by Authentique; Bazzill Silver Foil; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Miss Kelly Von Sweets(*) by Polka Doodles
DiesFancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Love Word Die by Paper Smooches
Embossing FolderQuilted Dragonfly Embossing Folders(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R32, R30 (skin); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02 (dress); RV10, RV11, RV11, RV14 (bow & shoes)

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

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Everything Stops For Walkies

Today I’m on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog with a card using one of the new images recently released at CHA and available to you in the coming weeks. The image is Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up and colored with Copic markers. These images are sweet and fun to color. I finished off the card with dies and an embossing folder from Creative Basics.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil; Black Pindot by American Crafts
Stamp: Everything Stops for Walkies (*) by LDRS All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Stitched Flags, Basic Cutting Edge Borders I(*) by LDRS Creative Basics
Embossing Folder: Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders(*) by LDRS Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); E40, E42, E44, E46 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pants); C1, C3, C5, R29 (shirt); B91, B93, B95, B97 (hair ribbon); E30, E31, E35, E44 (purse); N1, N3, N5, R20, R21, Y00, BV000 (lamp); E40, E42, E43, E44, R17, R46 (dog)

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

Spring Meadow Bouquet

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends blog today with my latest card featuring the Spring Meadow Bouquet digital stamp set from Power Poppy and a variety of dies and embossing folders from Creative Basics and LDRS Creative.

I’m slowly getting around to color Power Poppy images that were released before I became an Instant Gardener. Although it’s still January (barely), I’m looking forward to spring when I can start planning out my flower boxes. Yes – I’m a container gardener. We have a long narrow courtyard out back that we recently landscaped into an outdoor living space that we decorate with large containers of bright, beautiful flowers.

I’ve eyed this beautiful bouquet from Power Poppy for a long time. I love the delicate flowers and of course the bee! I decided to highlight a portion of it for my card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy

This image is not as complicated as it looks – just do all of the same flower at the same time.

As always, ready made cards like this one are available in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a look. You’ll make my husband happy – the shop helps to fund my craft habit!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Six from the Sweeting Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy; Countryside Bouquet by Power Poppy (sentiment)
DiesDewdrop Circle Die(*) by LDRS Creative; Basic Stitched Flags(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (bleeding hearts); BV11, BV08, BV25 (lilacs); C1, C3, C5, B0000, YG21 (summer snowflakes); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E31, E35 (leaves and branches); YG21, B0000, B000 (bee)

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

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