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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Hot Pink and Lime Shopping Miss Anya

Here is a birthday card I made for a young lady who is about to embark on her university studies in Dublin.

The Shopping Miss Anya image, from The Greeting Farm, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic Sketch markers:
  • Hair: YR02, E35, E39
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20, YG11, Y00
  • Bow: R29, RV21, RV34
  • Top: RV21, RV34, R29, G14, E43, Y08
  • Shorts: G14, E43, YG11, Y08
  • Socks: RV21, G14, E43, YG11, Y08
  • Bags: 1) RV21, RV34, C0; 2) G14, E43; 3) RV21, RV34
  • Shadow: N1, N3, E11, 0
 and matted onto pink paper.

The hair on the image was coloured following the excellent tutorial on the Colour Me Copic blog showing how to colour curly hair using Copic markers, so many thanks to them for that.

A panel was die cut using the Labels 8 Nestabilities die and the centre masked. Small images from the See D's Vintage, Romantic and Whimsical Garden Morsels stamp sets (which really haven't been used as much as I thought they would be when I bought them) were stamped around the edge using ColorBox Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk ink.

This was then overstamped with the 'Happy Birthday' stamp from the Woodware Jane's Script Sentiments stamp set using Versafine Spanish Moss archival pigment ink and traced over the top with a clear Sakura Stardust pen.

A panel of the pink butterfly paper from the Papermania Summer Bloom paper pad was matted onto the pink and green paper with the image added off-centre.

Anita's 3D Gloss was then added over the hair bow and the shopping bags, and a wash of clear Sakura gel pen was added to the eyes.

A pink silk flower from Papermania was added in the top left corner with a clear embossed pink card candy, from Craftwork Cards, added in the centre.

To heat emboss the card candy, I found the easiest way to do it is to add a small piece of double sided tape to the end of a pencil (preferably not painted) and press the card candy onto it. Tap the card candy into the inkpad you wish to use until the candy is covered in the ink than dip the candy into the embossing powder.

Tap off the excess embossing powder and heat, turning the pencil as the embossing powder starts to melt. Once the embossing powder has all melted, leave to cool for a few seconds then remove from the pencil - the heat will have softened the tape a little, making it easy to peel away. You can then re-use the tape if you need to do multiple card candy.

There are a few challenges that I'd like to enter this card into:


Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, love the colours they work so well together.

Noreen said...

Wow Kathleen! What a fab card, love everything about it. xx

Rose said...

Fun image. Nicely done.

Curlybear said...

Hiya Kathleen
lovely design and colours, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

Shaz said...

Great card Kathleen, and the colours look fab. Got to try and get a bit more colour in my cards. xx

crafting caz said...

lovely card, the colours are fab xxx

asela said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining the copic challenge

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for playing the KARBER challenge.

Mel X said...

What a wonderful creation. Love the colours.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Bev said...

Great card - love the image & colours.Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Hobby Paleis said...

Such a nice card.

Thanks for joining the Secret Crafter Challenge

Hugs Renate

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

made by fifi said...

great card -thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Katie Cotton said...

fun card! LOVE her makeup! :D Thanks so much for joining the Copic Creations Challenge!

Richard Sutton said...

Great card - love the image & colours.Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

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