Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and I am very thankful for the kind, generous Beauty you each share with the rest of us - and especially, how I've grown just by knowing you. You never know whose life you are touching with your words and artwork!
I have two questions below which I'm hopeful you can answer in your comments, but first, let's take care of "business" (giggle)
First I stamped this darling little flying lover of cupcakes with the Stamp Platform currently on sale.
I stamped 3 times until the gray ink was just dark enough:
Isn't it amusing how we enjoy certain colors as children, outgrow those colors, and slowly gravitate back to those fun colors as we age?
Surrounded by glittery happiness,
the sentiment is left OH-SO-PLAIN, with a tad of yellow ink, and a gray Copic Marker on the edge.
The Balloons are stamped twice so that one could be colored, and dredged with Starfire Ultrafine Glitter. After the glue for the glitter dried, I fussy cut one balloon, distressed the glitter with Black Memento ink, and popped it up for some dimension.
Starfire Ultrafine Glitter is fantastic for "shading" after it has been applied - with alcohol-solvent markers, or water-based products.
speaking of "distressing" glitter,
(isn't that an oxymoron?),
all three of the die cut balloons have been colored with Copic Markers, then dredged with Sunny Daze Ultrafine Glitter and Sassy Silver Ultrafine Glitter, and THEN colored again with darker Copic Markers, to add a little more depth to the balloons.
You can even "change" the shade or color of many glitters (both microfine and ultrafine) by coloring with inks and markers.
I created the border by using Abby's Birthday Party digital stamp set. The tiny cupcake was cropped, and then flipped and copy and pasted a number of times to create a fun border. Later it was colored with coordinating markers. I RESISTED THE URGE to glitterfy them by sparkling up the frame instead. It's popped up with a piece of fun foam and attached using SNS Tear-ific Tape 1". They look like they are dancing:
Cute card! Now, it's your turn to create some cupcake fun for the challenge!
Do you completely change your project 3 or 4 times during the creative process before finally seeing a possibility? Sometimes, as with this card, I have an idea, which morphs into another, which then morphs into yet another, and finally ends up being completely different from what I started with!
- Stamps from SNS: Flying Birthday Girl Rubber Stamp Set, Abby's Birthday Party digital stamp set
- Glitters from SNS: Sunny Daze Ultrafine Glitter , Sassy Silver Ultrafine Glitter, Starfire Ultrafine Glitter
- Paper: Pale Gray, Neenah Solar White
- Adhesives: SNS Tear-ific Tape 1", Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive with Fine Tip,
- Dies: Tonic English Picnic
- Embossing Folder: Tonic Layered Leaves
- Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Lemonade, Brilliance Platinum, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Gray Flannel
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