Journey of a Thousand Steps

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! On this crisp, autumn day, I have another project featuring one of the stamp sheets from Red Castle Stamps. I’m back today with another project using the Leaves No. 4 stamp sheet by Red Castle Stamps. This time, I colored the image with Copic markers and paired the image with a sentiment from Penny Black.

Since the image was larger in scale, I created this card in 5×7 format. As with my previous Red Castle Stamp project, I used the new Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp the image on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento ink. Since the stamps are unmounted, I set up the stamping plate as if I were using a clear stamp and adhered the stamp to the plate with a low-tack double-sided tape.

Don’t forget – these Red Castle stamp sheets are only available at The Queen’s Ink and when they’re gone, they’re gone! You don’t want to miss out on a quality stamping product.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Bountiful Seven (*) by Authentic; Bazzill Basics in Yam
Stamps: 42031 – Leaves Plate 4 (*) by Red Castle Stamps; Heartfelt by Penny Black
Dies: 5×7 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; 5×7 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28

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.

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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Think Happy Thoughts and You Can Fly!

This is the second of the three cards I recently completed as part of a class taught at the Queen’s Ink. These quirky flowers from Paper Artsy are fun to color. I embellished them with some dots and dashes made with a Sakura Gel Pen in white. I thought it added to the eccentric nature of the image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Green cardstock by Bazzill; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: ZA09 (*) by elenazinski Art from Paper Artsy; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Embellishments: Sakura White Gel Pen
Copics: YG05, YG09, Y02 (leaves); Y02, Y15, Y19, YG05, YG09 (top flower); B06, YG05, YG09, Y02, YG15, YG19 (middle flower); YG05, YG09, Y02, R22 (bottom stalk)

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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Happy Looks Good on You

I just finished teaching a class at The Queen’s Ink and wanted to show off the cards made for the class. They all feature the quirky and fun images from Paper Artsy paired with a more traditional Penny Black sentiment stamp. This is the first of the three, featuring a smiling, happy monster ready to hug you and probably willing to go home with you!

The background was first colored with a variety of Copic markers in shades of blue and blue green (see below for exact colors). I then dampened a scrap of terry cloth with colorless blender and dabbed the shaded area with the fabric, adding some texture to the background. This is one of my favorite ways to add a background to an image colored with Copics. Students like the technique as well because the colors do not need to be perfectly blended – an added plus when you’re just starting out using Copics.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Borders from the Simply Spring Collection by Bella Blvd; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: ZA02 (*) by elenazinki Art from Paper Artsy; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Copics: BG0000, B000, B01, BG10, colorless blender with terry cloth for texture (background); Y02, Y15, Y19, R22, B02, B06 (head); Y15 (hands); R20, R22, B06 (pants); YG09, R22 (sleeves); YG05, YG09, B01, B02, 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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Just Added! Soothing Sympathy Cards by Power Poppy – October 19, 2017

I’ll be teaching a Copic class at Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, Maryland on October 19th featuring the Soothing Sympathy stamp set by Power Poppy. Details are below. Be sure you call the store now to reserve your seat in class. Come join the fun (you know you want to)!

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In this workshop, you will create three cards featuring the Soothing Sympathy stamp by Power Poppy. Basic understanding of Copic shading is helpful, but I will cover all necessary techniques in class.

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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 greens for leaves, pink/reds for flowers, yellow/golds for the butterfly. Please bring all your markers to class (markers will not be provided in class) and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at Photo Scraps prior to class.

  • RV11: Pink
  • R43: Bouganvillea
  • R46: Strong Red
  • R56: Cardinal
  • YR18: Sanguine
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y38: Honey
  • G12: Sea Green
  • G14: Apple Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring the following to class:

  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
  • Foam tape or squares
  • 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!