Hi, My name is Bob and I live in Augusta, GA. The wife and I celebrated our 54 years of marriage in March of this year, and have started our second 50 years. My wife is very supportive of my craft addiction. My main addiction is Copic Markers and card making. Looking forward to hearing your comments about my blog.
I am retired from the US Army after 24 years of service. I am happily married, and celebrated our 50 years of marriage on March 10th. My wife is very supportive of my craft addiction.My main addiction is card making. She is quite crafty herself and does crocheting,plastic canvas and kniting. Have one furbaby "Sandy" a five year old cat. She rules the house
Todays card is another special fold card. It is called a "Wiper Card" for obvious reason. The main saying pops up when the card is opened just like a windshield wiper on your car. I got the idea from "Janine Tinklenberg" at her blog . The instructions can be found here.
The card look difficult, but is really not. The main problem is getting the wiper positioned inside the card so that it acts properly. Hit use repositional tape until you get it in the right place.
So here is the card;
Tilda with Puppy, Wiper Card
And here is the open view. Please excuse the paper clip, I could not think of a way to keep the card open.
Sorry that I have not posted in a couple of days. I am getting ready to give a series of classes at "The Stamping Place" in Columbia, SC. The first class on February 6th, will be "Basic Stampscapes". The students will work with the assembly of the scene, and the coloring methods.
Todays card is a standard easel card, that is 5"X5". It was colored with Copic Marker, of course. After the card was finished, the cupcake icing was covered with Crystal Laquer to give the icing some shine.
I need to get some cooking stamps for these types of cards. Something to look into.
Cooking Tilda Easel Card
I love to color these Magnolia stamps. They lend thensleves co well to the Copic Markers. The colors used for this card are;
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Todays card is a variation of the of the Side Step card that I posted last. I call it a Center Step fold. I just took the original design and worked it out to make it a Center Step. The card is a standard size, finished, 41/4" X 5 1/2" so it will fit in a standard envelope. The Tilda was colored with Copic Markers of course. So without delay, here is the card.
Center Step Fold from Side
And here is a view from the front;
Center Step Fold
The card is not hard to make, and is quit dramatic. I have made a diagram of the dimensions , cut lines and fold lines. I havn't figured out how to post it to the blog, but if you will leave me your email address in your comments I will email you a copy.
The card that I am posting today, I saw on a web site called "Card-Making-Magic.Com.
The dimensions were all in centimeters, which works, but are hard for me to work with. Then low and behold, one of the Blog that I follow by Sandy Hulsart show her version of the card, with measurements that I could understand, inches. "Thank You Sandy".
So here is my stamp lifted version of the card that I made for a friend.
Side Step from Birthday Card
And here is a better view from the side;
Side Step Birthday Card from the Side
The card of course was colored with Copic Markers and Spica pens. The colors used were;
Icing, RV00, RV02,RV04, Cupcake Paper, E11, E13, E17 and Spica Pens for the decorations.
Wednesday, January 6, 2009 I have made a little change to my blog, nothing you can see, but behind the scene. When leaving comments, Google will no longer ask you for Word Verification. The comments are on Moderate, which means that comments must be approved by me prior to them being posted to the blog. I will accept all comments and post them. I am just trying to filter out the Junk, and make it easier to post comments
Today I have posted a Birthday Card that I call "PARR-fect Day". It was colored with Copic Markers. The set is from a discontinued stamp set from "The Angel Company" called "Fore". The completed card is made up of four of the images from the stamp set, they are the golfer,golf cart,the green area, and the word "Fore".The Golfer was stamped first, then masked , and the Golf Cart was stamped over it.
After the image was colored with the Copic Markers, the image was nibbled around using a corner punch called "Grass".
On one of the groups that I belong to, I am the only man in the group. So, I was asked to design some cards for men. I will be doing this as one or two cards per month.I guess that they want to have a mans perspective on cards they would like to recieve. So here is my first one.
I call it "Time to Roar"
The image used on the card is a discontinued image from "The Angel Company" it is called "Tiger Face". I colored the image with Copic Markers. There were only five colors use to complete the image. The colors use were Y18,E19,E000,R20, and YG18. A colorless blender was used to lighten up certain areas. The style for the card is a easel card.
Very simple card but very effective.
"Time to Roar"
The background behind the Tiger image was mottled in green and brown chalks.The watermark on the main card was done with a bamboo stamp in Perfect Pearl Medium and brushed with a Green Perfect Pearls powder. Although it does not show on the photo, the eyes of the Tiger were coated with Crystal Lacquer. Give them a little shine.
Very simple card to maker, but one that your significant other would love to recieve and display on his desk.