If you’re looking for the Essentials by Ellen Spring 2015 Release Hop,please click HERE!
I’m so excited to have been invited to play along in this video hop with my sweet friend Sandy as she unveils her awesome Hex Chart!
By the way, if you are new to Copic markers, or want to learn how to get the most out of them, on your schedule and all from the comfort of home, check out Online Card Classes’ Copic Markers for Card Makers – it’s jam-packed full of information and a fantastic way to increase your knowledge of these tools and your skills!
TO MAKE THIS CARD:
White emboss floral images onto vellum card stock
Color images from the back side (alcohol ink would eat away the embossing)
Trim long edges and embellish short edges decorative/washi tape
Mount vellum panel to an A-2 card front with glue dots, placed strategically hidden on the back side of the images
Stamp greeting onto a scrap of white card stock and back with foam tape and a loose wad of metallic thread
Mount greeting to card front as shown and embellish with sequins
Hello, and thanks for stopping here for the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing one of the new die and stamp sets on my post today! And, YESSSSS!!! *fist pump* I’m giving away a Twelve Days Companion Greetings Set! That’s right! It’s gonna go live in a lucky someone’s house! Please leave a comment by May 5th on my post to enter this giveaway!
There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom–of the whole, entire release!!! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there by May 5th! And, don’t forget to comment at each stop along the hop by May 5th, as well–each participating blogger is also giving away a stamp set from the release! WOOT!
To create this card:
Make a 4 x 5 1/2″ white card
Adhere 3/4 x 4 1/4″ strips of red card stock to the front, spacing evenly apart
Stamp “Merci” with Tuxedo Black ink onto white stripe on card front as shown
Stamp French Hen onto white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copics
Punch Hen with 1 1/2″ circle punch and 3D mount to 1 3/4″ circle punched from patterned paper; mount to card
Embellish with gold star sequins
I had so much fun, I must admit, I made a few extras… *grin* Click on the pics to enbiggan:
(sorry about the formatting; WordPress won’t let me put them in a horizontal row… argh…)
Have a blast ogling all the eye candy today! HOPPERS:
Mr. Blue Sky left town before I had a chance to shoot this… Hard as something like this is to capture on a sunny day, it’s even harder on a gloomy day… argh. In real life? You would be completely dazzled; the pic does not do it justice. Nope. Double-argh.
I combined Bold Blooms with some Avery Elle inks–the colors are soooo sophisticated and utterly lovely! I wrote about these fantastic inks quite a while back; here’s a link to that post: Avery Elle Pigment Inks so you can read more about what they’re like.
The great thing about clear and symmetrically shaped stamps, is that you can mount them backwards to your acrylic block, ink up the back side, and use that to “fill” or color in the detail image. While the blooms and leaves aren’t “perfectly” symmetrical, they are close enough that with organic imagery like this, you can apply the technique with great success. Gotta love that. *grin*
After I trimmed down the stamped panel, I gave it a full-on glitter bath. Oh, yes I did! *fist pump*
You’ll have to let me know if you try this… and brace y’self… it’s gonna be s.p.a.r.k.l.y.