Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Today's card honors two fabulously talented stampers: First up is Michelle, aka sf9erfan, who is this week's SCS Featured Stamper. I'm a big fan - her gallery is amazing! Second up is Jackie Pedro, aka strappystamper, who is the first featured stamper in my swap group. She's wildly talented and a sweetie to boot. Check out her blog, The Scalloped Edge.
In keeping with the featured stamper rules, I picked a card from each, then put them together for my CASE. I love the simple, uncluttered layout of Michelle's Pretty Bird card. I pulled the colors (except I changed the Chocolate Chip to Basic Black), floral theme, and the Swiss Dots on white from this card of Jackie's. I love how it turned out! No surprise with these two to CASE!
I colored the flowers with two of my new Copic markers. Last Friday, I took a little spur of the moment trip to my closest stamp store (Angela's Happy Stamper) specifically for a few markers. Before I take the plunge on a big set, I'm trying them out with just a handful (I got five). I love them so far. But then again, I've never met a coloring medium I don't love :) I'm hoping to take a class at Angela's toward the end of May. And I definitely need more colors to do the blending I'd like to do. I chose my colors with no real thought or purpose. I kind of went with what was in stock, along with trying to pick a lighter and darker shade of one color for blending. Back to the card -- each of the swirls on the petals has a small dollop of Stardust Stickles.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Thankful Blossoms (Verve Visual)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Certainly Celery buttons, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, paper piercer, Stardust Stickles, white gel pen, dimensionals, Copic markers RV21 and RV29, black stitched ribbon (Making Memories), Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder
Supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.