Fancy Paper Crafters

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fun with Warm Gray Copics

Okay, so I learned this technique through the fabulous Copic Munkie Club at Funkie Munkie Scraps. It's working with the Warm Gray color family of Copic Markers. I can't tell ya exactly how I did it (it's a club secret but you can learn too if you join!!) but I can tell you that it is sooooo much easier than you would think! I was really nervous about this at first because some of the markers used are REALLY dark but in looking at the sample provided by Katie in the club class, I kept the "faith" and persisted on.

So I did this card for a sketch challenge for The Greeting Farm blog. I had never made a black and white type card and wanted to give it a try. The sketch required the use of a stamp from The Greeting Farm. This gal is from the Rain, Snow, Shine collection. I used several of the markers in the Warm Gray family to color her. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella as well as the glittered dots (Bella Dots Glitter Coal). All of the cardstock is from Bazzill. I placed a white sheet on the inside of the card so that I could write in it when I wanted to send this to someone. I like how it turned out overall. I'll keep practicing with this technique for sure. At the most recent club meeting, we worked with the Cool Grays so that may be my next project!!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PMS Makeup 4 the Weekend #15

Paper Makeup Stamps hosts an awesome challenge each week called "Makeup 4 the Weekend". This week's challenge was to use lots of pink and lots of bling. So, with that in mind, here's what I came up with:
I made this card for a coworker of mine that had surgery recently. It was a pretty major surgery that is going to keep her out of the office for 6 weeks so I'm sure she's going to need some cheering up. She is always oohing and aahing over handmade things so I wanted to do something special for her.

I used one of my newest stamps from PMS, The Heart Fairy. This is another stamp created for charity - The American Heart Association. I stamped the fairy on Neenah paper and colored the fairy using Copic Markers (E00, E21, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BG000, BG02, E25, E27, E29, E49 and C1). I also used the clear Spica pen to give the wings and the heart a little bit of shine (can't easily see this in the picture). I inked around the white cardstock to tune it down a little bit and blend better with the pinks. The bling is Swarovski Rhinestones and is actually 2 shades of pink and also clear. I used a Sizzix texture plate to create the embellished dots on the background paper. The paper that I used for this card is from Papertrey Ink. This is one of my very favorite paper lines as it's excellent smooth cardstock. It's very difficult for me to find smooth cardstock that is high quality and is available in the 8 1/2 x 11 size for my card making.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!! :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

PMS Challenge

A dear friend of mine, Katie Cotton, owns a fabulous stamp company called Paper Makeup Stamps. She and her team design gorgeous fairies, cute monsters and beautiful word art. PMS just celebrated their first year anniversary and is partying all month long. As part of the celebration, Katie is issuing various challenges during the month. This is for an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate. How cool is that? All I had to do was use one of my favorite fairy stamps.

This little card was made for one of my best friends as she is going through a bit of a difficult time right now. She's a new mom and could use a little pick me up. This fairy is called A Fairy for Kayleigh. PMS has created several stamps in order to help raise funds for certain families or charities. You can read about about little Kayleigh's story here. It is quite touching and really makes you think about the little ones that struggle to survive.

Anyway, just a little bit of details today about how I created this card. I'm still developing my skills on using the Copic markers which is why some of the blending kind of didn't work out. But, it's all part of being handmade right?! LOL

Paper: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Lucky Me - Hello World, Neenah / Pearls: Kaiser Craft - Off White / Misc Flower Ribbon / Copic Markers - E00 & E21, E27 & E29 & E47, RV21 & RV23 & RV25, B000 & B01

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!!