I’ve been wanting to practice colouring hair with my copics for a while now, but I haven’t had any stamps that I could use to practice. I went on holidays a few weeks ago and found this La La Land stamp is a craft shop…..I guess I’ll have to add it to the next craft confession post I make because I couldn’t resist buying her!
I think I still need a lot of work to make the hair really nice, but I’m thinking that for a first effort it’s really not that bad. Hopefully you’ll see her again in the future with some even better hair.
I paper pieced the dress and shoes – I’m very happy with how that turned out. I think the dress looks just like something I’d wear 🙂
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Lawn Fawn……I seriously love their die-cut sentiments. I’m possibly a bit of a Lawn Fawn addict…..everything is just so cute!
Have a great week everyone!
16 cards from one sheet of paper?! You bet!!
This week I attempted a ‘one sheet wonder’ card. This is a set of cards which are created using 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned scrapbook paper. The template I used for these cards can be found here.
I also used 1 12×12 sheet of pale pink cardstock, and 2 A4 sheets of magenta cardstock. The end result was enough pieces of paper to create 16 cards.
It took quite a long time to cut all the pieces out! Part of that was because all the measurements were in imperial, and I’m used to only working in metric. It meant that each time I cut the paper, I had to double (and triple) check my paper was in the correct position.
The sentiment stamps are from Penny Black, I particularly like the “Wishing you a day filled with love and laughter” sentiment because it’s very versatile. I can use it for birthdays, weddings, and any other ‘special’ day.
The embellishments are all from my stash, I’m loving the larger pearls, I think they make the cards look really nicely finished. The little hearts are all punched out using a tiny punch, then I added some Glossy Accents to make them shiny.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
This week is a simple masculine card, but I think it could be used as either a male or female card…..maybe it’s a unisex card?! Anyways, it’s a birthday card for my dad. I kept it very simple with lots of white space because my dad isn’t too keen on very ‘busy’ cards.
The cake is coloured with Copic markers and I stamped it on to X-press Copic paper. The candles were too annoying to fussy cut so I stamped the image again directed on to the card base, then I coloured the candles directly on the card base, and glued the cake on over the top (lining up the candles). I think I did a pretty good job!
The sentiment is a sticker, I have no idea where it came from…..but I’m pleased that I’m using up random things in my stash! The papers were some scraps left over from another card – woo hoo for using up some of my scrap pile!!
Have a lovely week!
This week is a card featuring some paper piecing. I really like the look it gives, plus it was so easy!
My only disappointment was that the ‘Happy Birthday’ banner got squished in the envelope. I think I added a little too much dimension – it sticks out quite far from the card!
The sentiment is So Much to Say from Lawn Fawn, the bunting stamp is from Kaisercraft, and the papers are all by Rosie’s Studio which I bought from The Craft Spot.
I thought the twine bows were a nice embellishment, but I don’t know…..maybe it’s too much? It’s a bit late now – They’re glued on very well!
Have a great week!
I couldn’t help myself – I had to make something else with my Lawn Fawn stamps & dies.
This one is very similar to my Joyful Wishes card – mainly because I don’t own many Lawn Fawn stamps.
I watercoloured the background using Distress inks, then used Copics to colour the stamped images.
I used a mask to put the party hat on the fox. I did this by stamping the party hat first on to my cardstock, then I stamped it again on to a post-it note. I cut out the hat on the Post-it note and stuck it over the top of the hat I’d stamped on the cardstock. Then I stamped the fox on to the cardstock – the line the top of his head would have made ended up on the post-it note, so when I removed the Post-it, it looked like the hat it sitting on top of the head of the fox.
I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen on the balloon and the hat, as well as glossy accents to make them look shiny.
Have a great week
This week is a cute birthday card I made for a friend of mine.
The birthday cake and sentiment are stamped using purple ink – I had to use StayzOn because it was the only purple I owned! I coloured the cake with some pastels I bought pretty inexpensively from Typo. I like the chalk effect they give against the rough paper background (which is Cookie by Kaisercraft if anyone is interested).
Have a great week!!
Pop-It Up Rose Birthday Card
This is the last of the cards I made at the Elizabeth Crafts make & Take classes from the Stitches and Craft Show. I’ve saved the best for last because I’m pretty proud of this one 🙂
This card was made using the same Pop-It Up die that was used for last weeks card, but this time we also used a frame to decorate the inside of the card.
Pop-It Up Rose Birthday Card
But here is the bit I’m most excited about……..colouring with Copics!
Colouring with Copics!
I’ve never done this before and I thought this would be a good introduction to it. I could see if I was any good at it, and if I was terrible at it, I wouldn’t have to waste any money buying them. Turns out it’s much easier than I thought it would be and I love how well it turned out. The camera isn’t really doing it justice – it looks like stained glass. Looks like (yet another) crafty investment I need to make!!