Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Let it Rain!

Hello stampin' and craftin' friends! I got an email from my blog candy winner very quickly yesterday :)
It's Jennifer from Perth, Australia! Thanks for getting in touch, Jennifer! Today, I have a little card that I made with an image from I Brake for Stamps, Mouse and Umbrella.
I love all his cuteness!

I used Bo bunny double dot and My Mind's Eye papers with Poppy red and Berry Sorbet from Papertrey Ink. He is colored with copic markers as follows:
E42, E43 and E57 for the mouse with E30 on his cheeks and ears.
YG01, YG21, YG25 and YG17 for the umbrella
R29 for umbrella handle and BG0000 around the image. YG93 for the grass
Someone mentioned my backgrounds the other day.
I emboss my nestability after cutting to make the edge deeper. then with it still in the die I use a 1" stencil brush to lay color in on the edges. I find it easier to keep the color smoother this way. I always ruin it when I try to use a sponge! I swirl the brush on my ink pad, swirl it a little on scrap paper and then on the edge of my die/paper. Adirondack ink pads are so juicy that they always give the most vibrant colors, but I often use my PTI or SU pads, too. You can blend colors to get just what you want as well. I have a brush for each; brown, yellow, blue and red.
Hope this helps!
Remember if you order from I Brake for Stamps you can use the code SAVE10CHERYL for a 10% discount on your order.
Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you just enough rain for your flowers to grow!


Christine Levison said...

Love your card x

Jane said...

You have some of the most amazing cards! Love them all.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Cheryl! YOur little guy would need his umbrella here in Montreal today! Your card is gorgeous. Love the rainy paper, so cute. Beautiful work.

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Little K Smith said...

Hi Cheryl
Gorgeous card, adorable image and love the papers too.

Lisa Kind said...

This is so cute! I wonder what it would look like with some Prismacolors on it? ;-)

Riet said...

So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx


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