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Did the picture of that mouth watering strawberry get your attention? LOL!
They have started selling digis too for those of us who just have to have an image NOW! tehehe!
I will be having some illustrations in there soon but this one was done by the wonderfully talented Laurie Wilson. The birthday sentiment in the lower corner is from the "Heartfelt Sentiments" set.
I have a little secret...If you heat set the image before you color it, the ink doesn't smear. It works for water based and alcohol based. How do I know this you ask....
I don't have a big assortment of either Copics or Tombows and I had the perfect colors of red in Tombows but not greens. My fix was to break out with the Copics for the leaves. I guess you could say that this is some hybrid coloring! LOL!
Another little secret...I didn't have the perfect color of designer paper either so I made my own with the same markers that I used for the image, on Premium Heavy Weight cardstock. I chose stripes so I could play along with a challenge that asked us to incorporate stripes. The green is also white cardstock with Copic greens added.
I also made a matching bookmark to enter another challenge. Actually, just about every detail of this card was dictated by one of the dozen challenges I am entering it in!
Here is the list of challenges I am entering this card in...
Clearly Inspired ~ Flowers
Do strawberry blossoms count? I am a DT anyhow so I am really just playing along.
Charisma Cardz ~ 3D
Popped the card, popped the image.
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Birthday or Celebration
One Stop ~ Summer Breeze
Summer colors and strawberries
All Sorts ~ Birthday
Sweet Stampin' ~ Get Personal
For a sweet friend
Corrosive ~ Easel Card
Crafty Angels ~ Ripping and Tearing
Ripped the lower right corner.
Stamp With Fun ~ Stripes
Made my own stripe designer paper.
Creative Inspirations ~ Punches or Die Cuts
Die cut the image and frame
Project Tuesday ~ Card w/ Matching Bookmark
Made a bookmark!
ABC ~ "U" is for Unused Stash
Used the Kraft cardstock I bought but never use!
Card Recipe:CDS STAMPS USED: Little Strawberry digi, and Heartfelt Sentiments
CS/PAPERS: Clear Dollar Stamps "Cherry Go Round", and white, Flourishes Kraft
INK: ink jet and Staz-On
MARKERS: Tombows 847,856,992 and Copics C1, Y11, YG67, YR04, C5, G21, Y08. Also Color Box Creamy brown
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wizard, round and scalloped round Nestabilities, sewing machine with tan thread, extra thick embossing powder, Versa-mark refill, heat gun. Yellow Stickles, distressing tool, tiny hole punch
COLORING: watercoloring with Tombows and alcohol ink
TECHNIQUES: embossing, heat embossing, tearring, distressing, watercoloring, sewing, 3D, popping, easel card.
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