I want to share a couple cards with wonderful Stampin' UP images today. I really needed more 'thinking of you' type cards in my stash... so many people I know are struggling lately, not always financial but in other areas of life too. I have those days myself and its very comforting to know others care and pray for you.
This first card with the seashell by Stampin' UP was stamped with Memento, London Fog ink. I wanted the stamped image softer and used lighter copic markers to color- E000, E02, E51, R32, R20. I love being able to blend and layer colors with copics!! When the coloring was finished, I overstamped the words with chocolate chip ink so it would stand out against the shell. The background designer papers are by Stampin' UP. I added touches of stickles to put more life into the seashell.
This second card is for a military family... not sympathy, just a caring for you card. The background is Camouflage technique by Technique Junkies (TJ issue Oct. 08) and I added some drywall stitching (TJ issue Apr. 09) to the edges. For the main image, I colored with regular dye markers direct to stamp and accented the image with little dashes.
With both cards I used nestabilities to die cut the ovals. I needed to keep these cards as flat as possible for mailability.
I have a special blog candy sneak for those of you that follow my blog!! In the month of June, I'll be offering a couple FREE copic sketch markers. Winners will be randomly drawn from participants in my copic challenges... but there will be a twist so stay tuned for the details!!
Have a great day everyone!