Saturday, March 29, 2014

Weekend SALE!!!!

As we prepare to move in a month - we are reducing our inventory to make it easier to make the move - here's this weekend's specials (in effect March 29th-30th):

All My Favorite Things stamps - 60% off
All marked Stampendous products - 60% off
All marked Penny Black products - 60% off
All red-marked Christmas products - 70% off

Come in early for the best selection!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cat on a Post

This is another Gary Robertson image from Impression Obsession.  I had a cat who would lay on our deck and watch the butterflies on a butterfly bush in the back yard - it would fascinate him for hours!

This card was stamped with black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  The blue sky background was created using Pan Pastels.  I added an orange bow (May Arts ribbon) and did some layering - the butterfly was stamped a second time and layered on top of the base card.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Patriotic Cat

I just love the Gary Robertson images from Impression Obsession where he sneaks in one of his infamous cats!  I am a cat person and I love the way some just "appear" in his designs.  This is a spectacular image - I really like the stars and stripes quilt, though I was concerned about trying to color it.  As we approach the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, I really liked using the patriotic image.  I ended up picking out 4 Copic reds and just quickly coloring the pieces that make up the red stripes (I used R21, R05, R14 and R24).  Then I chose some light beige colors for the white stripes (E30, E41 and E50).  Finally, the blues I chose was B91, B93 and B95.  I "colored" the cat with N3 just to give him a little definition.  It was quicker than I first feared and gives a nice look.  I am sure that if I spent hours detail coloring each square, it could really be spectacular, but I am pleased with this look with limited time spent.  I also used a natural cardstock instead of white to give it a more vintage look and did not color the stars at all - left them the natural color of the cardstock, thinking it made them stand out a bit from the stripes.

I took a "Just for You" word stamp from the CL306 All Occasion I clear set, also from Impression Obsession, punched it out with a 1-1/4" circle, then mounted that to a brown cardstock punched from a 1-1/2" scallop circle.  I used a little foam tape to pop the circle piece over the ribbon and not have it detract too much from the card design.

The ribbon is from May Arts (KB14).  The colored cardstock used is Chocolate Felt and Fossil from The Paper Cut and Jacaranda from Bazzill Basics Paper.

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