"An Apple a Day"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Seeing that everyone around here has either the sniffles or some other ailment, I thought that the saying "An Apple a Day" was appropriate.

Todays cute little card is from a stamp that I borrowed from a friend. Don't kow where it came from or what the name of the stamp is. If anyone knows let me know.

Here is the card;

"An Apple a Day"

It was colored with Copic Markers in the following colors;
Apples, R-29, R27,R24,R22
Leaves, G09
Basket, E55,E29
Signo White Gel Pen

The black swirls on the card are from a Quik-Kutz 4"X4" die. The mat for the basket was cut using a Spellbinder die called "Heart Circle".

I added some Silver Stickles to the swirls and I was done. The mats in the top left and bottom right were adhered to the main mat then trimmed with a scissors.

Very simple care to use for a "Get Well" card to a friend.

Hope you enjoy todays card. Remember all comments are welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"{You are My Sunshine"

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Well it's the 4th of July and we are half way through the year already. Hope everybody enjoys thier three day holiday. As for me, being retired, everyday is a day off.

The card that I am posting today, is another image from "S.W.A.L.K.". One thing about these stamps, is that they don't have much interior detail. Such as in the hair, hat, and fence. Here is what the stamp set looks like;

"View of Stamp Set"

So, how I have solved this problem, is to us a Copic Black Multiliner pen to create detail in the interior of the image. You can see in the picture of the card, I have added detail in the hair, the hat and the fence. I think it's an improvement overall. What do you think?

"You are My Sunshine"

The image was colored with my Copic Markers of course. As where the half pearls to make them match the color scheme. In this case I air brushed them, but you can use the brush tip of the marker.

The mat under the image was cut wit a Martha Stewart punch called "Flower Doily Trim Large Punch Around The Page™ Set". The only problen I have found with this punch is that it is restricted in the size cardstock you can us it on. 4"X4", 4"X6", 6"X6" all even measurements. It does have a very cute appearance.

The overall size of the card is 5"X5". This is unusual for me because it costs extra postage to mail it.

Hope you enjoy looking at my effort and will leave a comment. Your comments are what make it worth while.

Have a GREAT DAY and a safe July 4th Holiday!!!!

Bob L.