Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I could EXPLODE!

Hello friends, 

I had some requests for masculine birthday cards.  Geez, they can be a challenge to make.  After playing around with several ideas,  I think this was the best fit.  I love the clean and simple look of this card.  It took everything I had to resist putting glitter all over these balloons.   

Copics used:

Red: R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02, 
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Blue: B02, B01, B00
Purple: V17, V15, V12

Monday, February 22, 2021

Stacked Birthday Wishes


I really enjoyed making this card.  Can you tell?  I made about ten of them in about six colors.   This is such a cute stamp set from Stampin Up.  When you untie the twine, the card pulls open to reveal a whole tree full of friends wishing the recipient a Happy Birthday.  

Copics have a nasty way of bleeding through cardstock.  I decided that watercolors to paint this card.  It was faster and I think it gives this card a more organic look. 

No copics today-- watercolors used to color these. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Above Par


I had a couple requests for some golfing cards.  We are long overdue for some masculine cards.  I thought it would be fun give it a go.  Golfing always makes me think of wild patterns and colors.  I searched through my pattern paper and found this argyle (well sort of) paper.   I pulled some colors out of the paper to color up our golfing friend.   This is backwards from my normal process.   I usually color an image and then pray I can find a paper to match.  This card came together so easily.  I need to make myself do this more often.  What do you do first? Design the card or color the image? 

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Red: R29, R24
Yellow: Y35, Y32, Y13
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Green: G28, G24, G21
Blue: B01, B00  Then I drew on the stripes with B02 marker