Sunday, December 2, 2012

You Shine!

Hello!  Oh my goodness, I have the most adorable card to show you today.  I just had to order this stamp when I saw it online!  The paper I picked out that I wanted to use is from a 6 x 6 pad, so that limits the number of cards that I can make.  I knew that 4 cards with this stamp, just would not be enough, so I got creative and figured out a sketch that would make the paper go farther!  So, I actually have two cards to show you, same layout, different color combination.  Let me show you and then I will talk about the card details.  Enjoy!

The top one is the one I made first, and then I changed how I did things on the other ones, and so the second card reflects that and the color combination change.  I will get to the changes in a minute, but first I want to say by using the smaller panels and the red/green panels, I was able to make 12 cards ... now I must tell you, I have two of these 6 x 6 pads, as I used them in a class back in October and I bought two to make my class kits work.  Thank goodness I had 2 pads, because it makes a perfect card for her.  After I had colored and assembled the card, I was not sure on what I wanted to use to "bling" her up.  I went to my source for all things "bling", my friend Eileen!  Her suggestions were to add glossy accents to the bulbs and add silver glitter to the bulb tops!  The "bling queen" rules ... she was right!  It totally made the card pop!  Here is a close-up ...

Now, it is not perfect ... the glossy accents didn't get in exactly all the places it should and in some cases, over ran a little.  But, you know what?  I have learned the I am the worse critic, and that the recipient just sees what a cute card it is!  Above I talked about a change I made after the first one ... the first one I cut the border die out of black paper and white paper.  I colored the white paper ones and glued the colored bulbs on top of the black, but the problem arose when I started adding the silver glitter to the tops.  It stuck to the sides where the two pieces were adhered together.  So, on the next ones, I eliminated the black strip and just colored the top of the white strip black.  If you look at both cards, I really don't think you can tell a difference and that was less work.  I needed less work on this card, because there were tons of steps as it was, but totally worth it!  One last thing, did you notice my copic coloring and highlights?  Thank you colorless blender pen... you made my life easy on this one!  What do you think of my card?


Paper - My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock White, Red or Green
Stamps - My Favorite Things A la mode You Shine
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Christmas Bulbs border die by CC's Designs, MFT Mini Scallop Edging border Die-Namics, Spellbinders Classic Oval (I had some of these cut already from overstock of class kits ... I stamped the sentiment on one and liked it!), Ranger Glossy Accents, Quicky Glue Pen, Shiney Silver glitter from Art Institute
Other - Silver baubles: Dew Drops

Thanks for listening.  I know I was a little long-winded today!  I am going to have to switch gears soon to work on my class kits, but I hope to get at least one more card design done before that.  So, hopefully, I'll see you tomorrow ....?

Happy Stamping!

Christmas Card Count:

From Classes - 9
Tree card (11/27 post) - 3
Candy Cane girl (11/28 post) -4
Skating bird (11/30 post) - 4
Reindeer (12/1 post) - 4
Bulb girl (today's post) - 12

Total so far - 36    ....Woo Hoo!


Eileen said...

Looks awesome girlie!!!!!

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