Sunday, June 28, 2009

2 Birthdays!

Luckily, I remembered to take photos BEFORE I'd written in them, so I don't have to blur anything in the pictures this time!

This birthday card was created for GP. I used SU! Real Red and Green Galore, as well as the largest Classic Oval Nestability and the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder. Willow was stamped on SU! Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in with Copics. (Sorry, I didn't keep track of exactly which markers I used.) I cut Willow out with my super pointy sharp scissors and then layered everything up. This is probably one of my most simple card fronts ever!

The inside unfortunately didn't photograph well, but I used the 'Best Wishes' stamp from SU!'s Oval All set, and used the small oval and scalloped oval punches to cut them out.

Here's a close-up of Willow. I'm slowly starting to get the hang of Copics...at least, I think I am! At any rate, I really enjoy using them.

The second birthday card I made today uses SU!'s Real Red as well. Apart from that, it's not at all similar to the first. I used different media techniques to complete this card.

Here's a quick run-down of the supplies I used:
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Ink: Staz-On Black, Not Quite Navy (for 'you float my boat!), Brocade Blue (for the waves), Bashful Blue (for the clouds)
Other: Derwent watercolour pencils, Sakura white gel pen, blender pen

I used the scallop border punch to make a mask. Then I sponged Brocade Blue ink onto the bottom of my card, layering so that the scallops would look like waves. I highlighted the crests of the waves with the white gel pen.

This close-up lets you see the dimension in the card. For some reason, when I adjusted the colour in Adobe Paintshop, the colour became really saturated...I love it!
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think! :) Don't forget: you can always click on a picture to see it in greater detail.

4 comments:

Julia said...

Those Whiff of Joy stamps are soooo cute! You're really awesome at colouring with your copics, I think it looks very professional and super pretty. With all of the coloring and cutting out it doesn't look super easy to me :)

And the boat card is awesome! Are you gonna make stuff like this for Corn and Apple? I want one! :) The sponging for the waves is a really cool idea, and the highlights look great too. My favourite part is the dimension on the smoke puffs and the banner. Great card - I'm jealous of your skills!

Carla said...

Love how you cut Willow out and layered her overtop of the bubble background - great layout!! Your colouring is beautiful as well!!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE both of these cards. You are amazing!

Ashley said...

Very nice Dawn!! Those Willow stamps sure are cute!! And you definitely do them justice with the coloring! Fantastic!