Spellbinders dies were used to provide interest to all three, and the shape of the first card was even created with a Grand Large Labels Nestabilities die. On this first card, I used the Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamp "Posh Has A Present" for the focal image on the front and the Lili of the Valley stamp "New Hat" inside the card. Image coloring was done with Copic markers while Ranger Distress Inks were used to create the background color for these images.
Next Up is Lili of the Valley stamp "Cake Glorious Cake," and the Copic Markers used to color it make it all the more glorious, don't you think?
Last but not least, we have Lili of the Valley stamp "If Friends Were Flowers" which was colored with - you guessed it - Copic markers! Inside, I stamped the message on patterned paper that provided its own focal images - no need to color here folks! Gotta love quick and easy, right?
These fun modern day lady stamps by Stamping Bella were colored with Copic® Markers. I added a little spice with printed papers and some die-cutting with Spellbinders® dies.
For this elegant card and bookmark, the focal images were cut from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary patterned paper, with the addition of matching A Ladies Diary stickers and die-cut images - no stamping or coloring required, and yet the results are still quite stunning--and no one but you needs to know you didn't spend HOURS on the design!
Four posts in one day--that's a new record!!! I used Copic markers to color the stamp images both inside and out. I stamped Happy Birthday message inside card and the other two messages were computer-generated.
This quick and easy birthday card features a vellum greeting on the front; and on the inside, a stamped greeting (No fishing) from Stamps By Judith and a computer generated greeting (Hope Your Birthday is a "Reel" Catch. The fishing hat, tackle box, and tackle corner stamps are also by Stamps By Judith. The silhouette of the fisherman and boat is from Northwoods stamps. Fishing Tackle patterned paper helps carry out the fishing theme both inside and out.
The cabin scene is a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamp Company. The deer was made with a die from Memory Box. I used patterned papers and other stamps that continue the cabin/outdoor theme of the card.
This birthday card was made with flower and butterfly Dazzle stickers from PaperWishes that were colored with Copic markers.
These fun gatefold cards feature design elements created with some of the new, more intricate Spellbinders dies, including Marvelous Squares, Decorative Labels One, and Card Creator Fancy Weave dies.
The shaped edges on this multi-page birthday card were created with Spellbinders Grand Labels 11. The front of the card also sports a window made from the largest of the regular Spellbinders Labels 11. The window was edged with Copic marker 100 - Black - alcohol marker. The message was stamped with Tsukineko Tuxedo Black dye ink and the flowers with Tsukineko Memento London Fog dye ink. The butterflies in the background were stamped with various dye and distress inks, then more color added with the same ink pads and an applicator tool.
The dimensional butterfly was created by stamping with white pigment ink on vellum, then heat embossing with Black Sparkle embossing powder by Sweet Stamps - http://www.sweetstamps.com/. Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens were used to color in the butterfly from the backside. Then I cut out the butterfly and attached it to the card with a glue dot. (This is a great little technique that was demonstrated by Sweet Stamps at the 2012 Bloomington Rubber Stamp show last weekend.)
At the top of the second page flies a butterfly die-cut from black cardstock with the Small Faerie Queen Butterfly die by Cheery Lynn Designs. The die cut was adhered to vellum, then colored in from the backside with Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens. The tiny butterflies were die-cut from black cardstock with the Memory Box Butterfly Delights die.
The bottom section sports more of the tiny Memory Box die-cut butterflies as well as a stamped message from the Hot Off The Press "Birthday Greetings" stamp set and the "Chick and Butterflies" stamp from DenamiDesign Rubber Stamps -- www.denamidesign.com. The background was created with the same technique as the front of the card: Various dye and distress inks were applied with an applicator tool then over-stamped with various flower stamps. The butterfly is a solid image that was stamped in a light pink color then colored with Copic alcohol markers.
An ink applicator tool was used to apply various shades of distress inks to the background. The butterfly at the top of the third page as created from black cardstock with the Large Faerie Queen Butterfly die by Cheery Lynn Designs. The same technique was used to adhere the butterfly to vellum and then color it with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens from the backside.
On the bottom half of this page, one of the new Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles die was used to create a frame for the stamped message and image. The "negative" space created by the Memory Box Butterfly Delights used on the previous page became the decorative strip at the bottom of this page, letting nothing go to waste!
Dye and distress inks were again used to create the colored backgrounds on this page. The decorative flourish cornerpieces were created with the Sizzix Architectural Accents die #4. One of the new Spellbinders Square Swatches dies was used to create a frame for the image created from the Lili of the Valley "Patchwork Butterfly" stamp. The flowers and dots at the bottom of the page were made with the flower Sew Stamper and various wooden buttons were attached with glue dots for added interest.
Two more Sizzix decorative flourish corner pieces and some of the Memory Box Butterfly Delights die-cuts adorn the bottom page. The main focal piece of the bottom page was created with the new Spellbinders Splendid Circles dies. Another message from the Birthday Greetings stamp set by Hot Off The Press was stamped onto white cardstock and then die-cut with one of the Spellbinders Classic Circles Small dies. Distress inks were used to add a little color to the background of the die-cut circle.
The back of this birthday card was done using another technique that was demonstrated at the 2012 Bloomington Rubber Stamp Show--this time by the great folks at Stamp A Mania.
Using Versamark ink, stamp an image on gloss cardstock (you must use gloss cardstock for the technique to work properly). Solid image stamps like the ones I used here from the Hot Off The Press "Wildflowers" stamp set work great with this technique.
Next, I used a brayer to apply ink, running it right over the stamped image. (Watermark ink acts as a resist ink, so you will be able to wipe off the ink from the stamped image later.)
This technique works especially well when done with one of the various "rainbow" ink pads that are available. In my sample, I used KaleidAColor Blue Breeze and Berry Blaze.
The butterflies were stamped with black Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and I added some color to the flowers with Copic markers. (Alcohol markers like Copics can color just about anything - even resist ink!)
This card was made with the So Many Candles stamp #T-43-HK from Stamps by Judith. The image was colored with Copic Markers while chalk was used to add color to the background. I used a computer to generate and print the text.
If you'd like to see more stamps from Stamps By Judith, please visit their website at http://www.stampsbyjudith.com