Thursday, May 28, 2009

DCWV, Gina K. & SU Markers...(shhh! Don't tell my Copics! hehehe)

So this morning I was just messing around before work and thought I would break into my new Fun In The Sun Summer Stack from DCWV. The colors and patterns are so bright and cheerful and they coordinate beautifully with SU cardstock.

I started with SU Real Red CS cut to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. (Yes, odd size... I messed up cutting on this CS for another project and did not want to waste it so I used it for this card.) I added a soft green lightweight CS from my stash and used the DP from the DCWV Summer Stack I mentioned.

I really had no idea ahead of time where I was going with this card, it just kind of "happened." I was thinking about what to put on it for an image and this little $1 stamp came to mind. I layered the DP with more SU CS and added some SU Real Red Gingham ribbon.

I used the "thumping" technique that you can find on Gina K.'s site "Stamp TV" with my SU Markers to color directly on the stamp, "huffed" on it to recharge the ink and stamped it on SU Whisper White. I used Real Red, Taken with Teal, Only Orange and Garden Green markers. I really like this Color Combo and it works well with the DCWV papers.

I followed the theme thru to the inside and added Basic Gray, Urban Prairie brads in multiple colors. (What will I do when I run out of these? hehehe) I found that I wanted to add another sentiment and yet still leave plenty of white space to write on, so I used the top half of the inside for the sentiment.

This comes from a set called "The Best Things In Life," by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs. It is full of words and phrases that can be used interchangably to make whatever you want to say. I used the same SU markers and "thumped" the stamps. I found that it is best to use an acrylic block that has lines on it when you use this set. It comes mounted on clingfoam and the lined block helps to keep things straight.



Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shannon,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Papirskreppa said...

Very nice. Love the things you wrote about your father. Mine was also that kind of father. Allways there for me. Have a nice weekend.

Papirskreppa said...

I had to comment on your "teacher-story" from May 20th. Hpoe you have got a chance to get a proper explanation from the teacher, on her behaviour.

**Nancy** said...

I just took a quick peek through your blog and I LOVE your work!!! TFS!

NinaB said...

I love your cards, esp the details inside. It's like another new card in there. I wish I can color like you! Thanks for following my blog. I have more goodies from GinaK in the next few months, so stay tuned :-).

Wendy Blight said...

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We start in 2 weeks!! I am so excited and am looking forward to getting to know you.



Anonymous said...

This is so cheerfully friendly! I agree -- those new papers are fabulous. I love how you did the words in all different colors!!