Hi there 🙂 I’m here with my last inspiration card for the “Love” challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. I used the image Awaken, for my card. I colored her up with my Copics, to look like a marionette, with woodgrain features.
I chose some coordinating background paper, then framed the image with a sentiment frame that I had the very devil of a time lining up on my computer!! lol I die cut a few flowers to place on a ribbon strip, and tucked some floss strings from behind them. To finish off, I matted everything up, and added some Nuvo drops to the heart parts of the sentiment.
Hi there 🙂 We have a new challenge over at Creative Fingers 🙂 Our theme is always ATG, so you can let your inspiration run wild! This time, we are sponsored by the lovely Angelique, who is offering this stunning stamp set as a prize.
I’m a little bit sparse on my masculine birthday cards in my stash, and it’s been ages since I’ve used a KennyK image, so combined the 2 to make this card 🙂 It’s so sad that KennyK no longer has a shop, but luckily, I stocked up before he closed down!! I colored it with my Copics, having a bit of fun with the subtle print in his smoking jacket.
A few years ago, I picked up the background paper, with this image in mind…..took me long enough to get around to making up a card, huh? I didn’t realize that it was 2 sided paper, and the back side was book spines!! I cut one of these spines out as the vertical element of the layout. An old book page seemed to fit in with the theme nicely, so after tearing the edges, I lightly inked it. The sentiment is printed on my computer. Some rich red matting finished the card off.
Hello there 🙂 For years, I wasn’t a ‘bird’ person, but after working at a pet store for awhile, I got to know about them better, and fell in love. I even ended up rescuing 4 budgies, of which I still have 2. I really enjoy using bird images on my cards, and how sweet are these Love Birds, from Lee Holland?!?! I colored them up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out. I had a completely different idea for this card, but tackled sorting out my mess of dies, and found this pretty wreath one in the mess. The curve went perfectly with the image!! After cutting the wreath out, leaving the center solid, I attached the birds, and stamped the sentiment. I glued it on to a circular card shape, and done!! Very simple, but so elegant and effective for a wedding card <3
Hi there! Well, I just could not resist making this rude little card for one of the guys at work. We are always at each other, trying to elicit a special “salute”. Dustin Pike, from Whimsy Stamps, came up with Dudley Flipping the Bird, that was perfect for my birthday card! It comes in both censored and uncensored versions, but I had to give the full salute! After adding a little sentiment on the sign, I colored him up with my Copics, then fussy cut him out.
I chose a piece of black and white dotted background paper, then dug around in my scraps for pieces that were big enough for the die cutting. I cut 2 frames, inlaying one with a black and white stripe piece, and positioning the frames at a wonky angle. I cut a few candles to tuck in, adding some glitter to the flames. To finish off, 2 “celebrate” die cuts were layered and attached. I love the bright and bold look of this card!!
Hello there, and Happy Valentine’s Day <3 I made this card as my second inpiration for the February Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our theme is “Love”, which can be interpreted so many ways. I decided to use Love Magic, colored with Copics, with gold and white Posca accents 🙂
I kept with the theme by using some pretty heart print background paper. After die/fussy cutting my image out and matting it with pink, I dug out some gold mirror card. The background paper has gold foil accents, so the mirror card coordinated nicely. I die cut a heart piece, and inlaid the hearts with white, before tucking it behind the image. I layered white velvet ribbon over the gold card for corner accents, and tied a bow, centered with a heart off cut. The gold die cut “love” sentiment finishes the card off.
Hello! I’m rushing in to share my first inspiration card for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. February is all about love, and that’s our theme 🙂 Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a huge lover of animals, and have had the honor of sharing my life with some wonderful dogs. Their loyalty, unconditional love and pure joy whenever you’re around is absolutely incomparable!! I used the adorable Yorkshire Terrier image, and colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut it out.
I coordinated the colors in the image with the vibrant heart print paper (which was a magazine freebie many years ago), and the pink and aqua accents. I placed the image on a wonky stitched die cut, which I inlaid with some striped paper from the same magazine. The sentiment was printed on my computer, then inlaid into another stitched rectangle die cut. For embellishments, I die cut some paw prints and a paw heart, which I added some Glossy Accents to for some shine and dimension.
Hi there 🙂 Well, I’m back after some technical difficulties with my blog….thanks to my amazing son ❤ I’m here to share my inspiration piece for the latest ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We have our amazing regular sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, offering the prize this time around. I used Gus Fishing for my card. I was running low on masculine cards, and I just love this character!! I colored him up with my Copics, then matted both the image, and the sentiment pieces in a dark blue.
I layered the printed background paper on the same blue paper, leaving a wider edge on one side to showcase the single embellishment for the card. I die cut a fish hook from silver mirror card, and strung some thread through it, before attaching it to the card.
Well, I’m back to work today, so this is the last Christmas card I’m going to share for now. My ‘adopted’ daughter (aka Kiddo Bear) loooves pandas, so I always try to incorporate one into the cards I make her. I love the bears, from Lili of the Valley, so decided to color James With Big Star up a bit different, and make him into a panda 🙂
I added some white Posca highlights to the star, then die cut a black frame. I wanted to carry through the star theme, so die cut a swirly star motif in the bottom of the background paper. Gold stars peeked out from under the cut, and coordinated nicely with the red and gold plaid paper that I’d chosen. A simple black die cut sentiment finished things off.
I promise, I’m almost done with the Christmas card posts! Lol! This one was a favorite, because it features an image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I just love the images from here!! I colored Toyshop Helper up with my Copics.
I had printed the sentiment at the same time as the image, and it was placed just right on the sheet of paper, so I just cut the 2 out all in one piece. Perfect for a clean and simple design! I doodled a bit around the edge, then matted it with a cute print paper. No embellishments necessary with this adorable image!
Hello 🙂 Here I am again with another Christmas card! This gorgeous Reindeer image is from LC Waterworth, a “new to me” artist. I colored this beauty up with my Copics, and touches of white Posca, then stamped a sentiment between his antlers.
I did some rummaging through my paper stash, and chose a number of pieces from the same collection to layer the card up. Some enamel dots provided a quick finishing touch.