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!
Copic® markers, Spellbinders dies, and Stamps By Judith - what could be more fun for a birthday card?
Here are some of the Christmas cards I made in 2012. I used a variety of patterned paper, stickers, rubber stamps, Spellbinders dies, and of course, Copic Markers to create them.
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.
Stamped image is from the "Meadow" clear stamp set by Inkadinkado. It was stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink on white cardstock then cut out with the second largest die from the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 die set. This was then matted on black cardstock that was cut out with largest die from the Decorative Labels 8 set.
Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks by Ranger were used to edge the main focal piece
Butterfly embellishment was created with Memory Box "Darla Butterfly" die cut out of vellum and the Memory Box "Vivienne Butterfly" die cut of black cardstock. Vivienne Butterfly was adhered to top of vellum Darla Butterfly, then the back of the Darla Butterfly was colored with Faber Castell Artist Pitt pens.
Patterned paper is from the SteamPunk Paper Pack by Hot Off the Press.
On the inside of the card, the largest die from the new A-2 Card Creator Fancy Weave set by Spellbinders was used to create frames around the stamped images. (These stamps are also from the "Meadow" clear stamp set by Inkadinkado.)
Message was computer generated and printed on resume paper then cut out and matted with more of the SteamPunk paper which was then matted with black cardstock.
Butterflies were die-cut from brown cardstock with the "Butterfly Delights" die from Memory Box.
Oval Frame was made with one of Spellbinders Floral Oval dies and the flower image (from the Meadow clear stamp set by Inkadinkado) was stamped in Memento Cocoa Brown ink on the largest of the Spellbinders Oval Dies.
Butterfly was stamped twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, once on the oval and once on a scrap piece of cardstock. Both images were colored with Copic Markers, then the image on the scrap piece of cardstock was cut out and adhered to the oval with a glue dot to add dimension.
All patterned papers were from the Hot Off The Press Chocolate Paper Pack. Floral Flourish is from the Copper Dazzles. (Paper and Dazzles purchased from PaperWishes) A scalloped-doily edge punch, brown ribbon and copper nailheads complete the design elements on the front of the card.
Printed papers from the Hot Off The Press Chocolate Paper Pack were again used inside the card. Black frame on right side was made with the Memory Box Twirling Vine Frame die. Images from the Meadow Clear Stamp set by Inkadinkadoo were again stamped in Memento Cocoa Brown ink; and Walnut Distress ink by Ranger was used on edges of light-colored paper.
Decorative elements were created for the front corners of the card with one of the dies from the Sizzlits Architectural Accent set by Sizzix. Inside the card, a frame for the stamped message was created with one of the new Splellbinders Card Creator Fancy Weave dies.
A closer look at the card folds needed to create the easel for the card . . .
To create the easel, Side A is adhered to Side B:
To display the card, tuck the card front behind the raised design element on the bottom of the card. (In this case, I used foam dots to raise the piece with the three leaves, but you could also use other dimensional elements such as buttons or brads.)
The adventurous James the Bear Pirate (stamp) from Lili of the Valley really sets sail with Copic Markers on this birthday card! The stylish frame was created with one of the Fleur De Lis Square dies from Spellbinders; and Distress Inks by Ranger were used to finish the edges of both the computer-generated message and the focal image. The pirate theme is continued with the nautical images on the background paper.
Inside the card is more of the nautical-themed paper and another computer-generated message. The pirate map and treasure chest were created with digital stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms and colored with Copic Markers.