Monday, March 26, 2012

Katie's Birthday

I started by stamping Katie with black ink onto white cardstock. I colored her skin, hair, boots, and the flower stems with Copic markers. With a water brush, I picked up some Tumbled Glass distress ink and colored the little bird. Barn Door distress ink was used to color the flowers, and Festive Berries distress ink was used to color the dress and the bow in Katie's hair. After this was dry, I cut this out using the Out of the Nesties Box technique from Technique Junkies. If you look closely at the boots, you'll see that they are "outside the box."

Don't be afraid to mix up your coloring mediums. You can see I used both Copic markers and distress inks to color in this image. It's fun to break out of your normal style and do something different. :-)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Mondays #4 - Anything Goes
Gingerloft #36 - Happy Birthday
DisDigiDesigns - Embossing
Alphabet Challenge - D for Dry Embossing
Classy Cards 'n Such #4 - Embossing

The products that I used from Classy Cards 'n Such are:

Katie stamp (Stampavie)
Happy Birthday stamp set (Stampavie)
Daisies embossing folder
Wild Cherry cardstock layer from Layering Swatches #2
Tumbled Glass distress ink
Festive Berries distress ink (from the Winter 2011 Seasonal distress ink package)
Barn Door distress ink
Classic Scalloped Oval Small die (for the sentiment)

I hope you have a great week! I can't believe it's the last week of March and we've got 80+ degree weather! Crazy! :-)


Elizabeth Hart said...

Very, very sweet - love that color you used on the card and dress. Thanks so very much in joining us for the Gingerloft Challenge!

Shar said...

OMG! She is too cute! Love your coloring!

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, love the colours, and the background embossing, gorgeous, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card. Very sweet image :)
Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge.

Hugs Berit

Cazro said...

I love your card, a touch of red is so elegant and strong. very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge. Cazro

Wilma Z said...

Beautiful card and great embossing. Lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Holly, this is just precious!!!! Your coloring is fabulous and I love how you added the lace!!!!!