How have you been doing? I've been practicing my snow removal form the last couple of days (shoveling!!!) and haven't had a ton of time to stamp. In fact it took me two nights to finish this card using the Belated Birthday - Stand Out A La Carte from Taylored Expressions. All that cold air must be making me S L O W. ;)
Of course, the slowness might also be due to my trying a new to me coloring technique. I broke out a set of Prismacolor pencils I've had since high school (please don't ask me how long ago that was... snicker) and bought a bottle of Oderless Mineral Spirits (aka OMS) and these birdies were me first attempt. I think they turned out cute... but I still love my Copic markers! One other note - I did coat the balloon with Glossy Accents after coloring and of course added dots of Liquid Pearls.
And in keeping with addictions I used another stick pin to attach the sentiment to this card. This time I tied the tag to the pin with some twine and then inserted the pin into a layered felt flower. I used the Friendship Blooms dies from TE to cut the flowers from felt. The sentiment says "I didn't forget your birthday" and then "I just wanted my card to stand out from the card!" was stamped on the inside.
What do you think? Would you like to see more coloring using the pencils or are you a fan of the Copic markers?Recipe:
Stamps: Belated Birthday - Stand Out A La Carte (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Naturals White, Fine & Dandy True Blue (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: Light Blue Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents (Ranger), PrismaColor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, ruffled suede ribbon (May Arts), yellow twill, twine, oval punch, crystal stick pin (Maya Road), corduroy brad, foam dimensionals,
Dies: Friendship Blooms.