"Gone Fish'n"

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today I have posted another "Masculine Manuvers" card. The image is from a set from "The Angel Company" . The set is called "Wonder and Joy" and is in the Serendipity cataloge, it consists of four images the lend very nicely to coloring with Copic Markers.

Seeing this card was made for my "Masculine Manuvers" series, there is not much "Fru-Fru" added. This is a standard card and by looking at it you can make it.

So here is the card;

"Gone Fish'n"

The image was stamped on "Cryogen" paper. I love this paper because it bleeds very little and cleans up with the blender easily. It has a sparkle to the paper that show through the colors and can be even seen on the photo.

The colors used for this image where;

Face; E000,E00,E01,R20
Hat; R22,R24,R27
Pants; BG01,BG05
Pole; E11, E13

Hope you enjoy it. Your comments are welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

First Love

Friday, March 26, 2010

The temperature here has, for the last couple of days, been in the high 70 degree range. Beautiful weather. I guess I'll have to get out and do some spring yard work. Not looking forward to that.

Todays card is from a stamp that I recieved in one of my birthday cards in January. I don't know what company the stamp is from, but I love it. If you know where the stamp is from, let me know.

The card is a basic card. It is made up from the colors,brown, orange, and yellow. The pattern paper is from "DCWV" called Text and Prints. The "Prints" pad is self adhesive, and is the first time I've worked with it. I know, call me old fashioned.
The Text patterned paper was cut into 1 13/16"X 3.50" pieces, 2 each. The patterned paper was cut to 1 13/16"X1.5" , 2 each,and mounted on a 4.0"X5.25" piece of brown cardstock.
I colored the image with Copic marker, in the following colors;

Face: E000,E00,E01,R20
Hair; Y23,YR23,E35
Dress; RV00,RV01,RV04

Shirt; Y13,Y15,Y17

So let's take a look at the card;

"First Love"

After the image was colored I stippled the edge of the card with Palette Hybrid, Orangie ink. The card was assembled and the Orange stickle was added to the corners of the image placard. The flower was from a Martha Stewart collection. I also added some stickles to the center of the flower.

So that's my card for the day. Yesterday the wife and I attended our weekly stamp club day. I got a lot of images colored, and now I have to make them into cards. I know this is not the normal way to do cards. Most card makers choose their papers first, then color the image to match the paper. I guess I not doing things in the normal way, but it works for me.

Question: who else does it my way??

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.


Spring Gerber Daisy

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Seeing that today is the first day of spring, and the temperature is predicted to be 78 degrees today, I think we can say it's Spring. So with that in mind, I have another spring card for you.

I call it "Spring Gerber Daisy". The Stamp is from "GinaK Designs". We have a friend in our stamp club that is 84 years young. She love to color flowers, in fact that's about all she colors. She does a beautiful job on them. I now have her addicted to Copic Markers.

The card today was colored with Copic Marker. I colored the background for the flower with my Copic Airbrush while it was still in the Spellbinders die. The left side lace was created using the "Martha Stewart" "Double Loop Punch". Some "Magic Mesh" was added to the right side of the card to give it some demension.

So here is the card;

"Spring Gerber Daisy"

The colors used for the image are;

Flower; Y06, Y38
Leaves; YG06,YG13
Background: YG05,BG11

Hope you enjoy the card, and get in the Spring mood.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

Spring Chick Double Pocket Card

Monday, March 15, 2010

Good Morning Everyone. I'm still in the spring mood, so todays card is in that theme.

The only thing different about the card is that it is a "Double Pocket Card" made out of one sheet of double sided patterned paper. The card is a standard size once made which measures 4.25"X5.5". I got the idea from another bloggers video on YouTube.

If you wish to watch the video it is HERE. The video was posted by Jessica Taylor at http://www.inkitupwithjessica.com/ .
It's a very cute card and would make a great all occassions card, just by the way that you embelish it. One note when folding the card, remember that you are viewing the video as a spectator, so the folds are backwards.

I have made it into a Spring card by using a stamp set from "The Stamping Studio". I love this set.
The chick was stamped first, than masked and the fence was stamped. I was of course colored with Copic Markers. The frillie parts were cut with a Martha Stewart "Double Loop Punch".

The card is quite simple to make, but take your time with the folding and get nice crisp folds.

Now here is the card front and the card with the tags showing.

"Flower Chick"

"Flower Chick w/Tags Showing"

The tags were hand cut to 2"X4" from Ivory cardstock. The mat for the tags were cut to 2 .25"X4.25" from Orange cardstock. The edges of the Ivory tags were done with a Palette Orangie ink pad. The colors use for the image were;

  • Chick; Y13,Y18,YR04
  • Flowers; R17,R20,R22,B01,B02,B05
  • Grass; YG17,G00
  • Fence; E09,E13,E35

After the image was colored, IK cut it out using my GlassMat and anXacto Knife. The image was adhered to the Orange cardstock and free hand cut.

Try this card you will love the results.
Let me know what you think of the card with your comments. They are appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

Pretty Lily

Sunday, March 7, 2010
I am getting into the spring mood, I'm Tired of the winter already. I know that we have atleast another month before we get rid of the icky weather, but I'm in the mood for SPRING.

Todays card reminds me of spring. The stamp set comes from GinaK Designs and is called "Friendship's Garden" there is about 6 flowers in this set and some sentiments. I have chosen the lily for todays care. The frame for the flower was cut out using the " Martha Stewart Combo Double Loop Punch Set" it gives a very airy effect to the mat.

The mat wash airbrushed with Copic markers in a YG03 than in a E33. The inside of the mat was stamped in in a Burnt Sienna with a stamp set from "The Angel Company" called "Script Background". The mat was cut from Ivory Cardstock.

After the card was assembled the entire card was lightly sprayed with Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist, Gold.

"Pretty Lily"

The image was colored with Copic Markers, of course. In the following colors;

Pot; E09, E13,E21
Leaves; YG06,YG45
Flower; Y00;Y08

The lilly was cut out using my favorite cutting mat, a glass mat, and an Xacto knife. I you have not tried one of these "Glass Cutting Mats" try one. They make cutting out images very easy. The glass mat eliminates the drag on your Xacto blade that you get with a standard cutting mat. Gon't worry about breaking the Glass Mat, just store it in the box that it came in. I have had mine for about five years, and it as good as new.The image of the lily was popped up from the mat. The background paper used was from "DCWV" called "Text Prints" it comes in a pad.

Hope you enjoy my spring card, please leave comments to let me know what you think.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

Airbrushed Sunset

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Good morning everyone. Todays card has hardly any coloring to it. The sunset was airbrushed in using the Copic Airbrush System. The stamp set used is from "The Stamping Studio" and it was stamped in Memento, Rich Cocoa. The stamping was done after the sunset was airbrushed in.

The mat was cut then punched with an EK Sucess Corner Adorner punch. Some Copper Stickles was added to the corner flowers to give it some sparkle.

Very simple card, but effective. This is a good manly card, and the sentiment can be changed to suit the occassion.
So, here is the card.

"Airbrushed Sunset"

Hope you enjoyed todays card. Your comments are appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.