I made this card for a SCS friend who lives overseas to say thank you for their kindness and support and for sending me some "happy mail" too - and now that they have received the card, I can post it here in My Gallery :-) That's what I ♥ love ♥ about SCS: there are so many kind, caring and supportive people and I feel so blessed to be a part of this community.
The image is by Penny Black - Strawberry Jam 4254J (wood mount) and was stamped onto 140lb watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Sepia ink and coloured with various mediums: Winsor and Newton watercolour paints, Faber-Castell + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils and Tombow pens using a No. 2 round Kolinsky Sable paintbrush. I dry-brushed a little bit of white JoSonja acrylic paint on the strawberries for the highlight. I really love stamping some of the Penny Black critters in brown ink instead of black as it gives a lovely softness to the image IMO.
I punched some tiny hearts using pink and red parts of the designer paper using an EK Success Arrows border punch (they are the leftover punchies after using the punch that look like tiny hearts - too cute!) and glued them around the image then added Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue.
The sentiment was a freebie stamp from a set called "Sweet Treats" - designed by Beth Gunnel and came free with a Quick Cards Made Easy magazine back in 2012. I stamped it using Versamagic Gingerbread ink. I originally stamped it with the Ranger Sepia ink but it just looked too dark and didn't look right so went for a softer and lighter brown. The red heart was punched from one of the strawberries on the designer paper using a Carl CP-8 Heart duo (I used the smallest heart on the punch) then added Kindyglitz Crystalina to add some sparkle.
The designer paper is one I picked up from a Craft Show last year in a jumble sale so it is probably a couple of years old - which I thought was just perfect with the image.
The middle panel was embossed using my Big Shot and a Cart-Us embossing folder (sorry, but there is no name on the folder nor the packaging).
The bottom brown layer is actually the flip-side of the designer paper as it matched the strawberry pattern so beautifully and the pink layer is cardstock. All the layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The fancy bottom border was punched using a Martha Stewart Lace Doily edge punch. The twine is by Trendy Twine - Krazy for Kraft. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11084
Sat, Jun 07, 2014 @ 9:48 PM
OMG....this is adorable with a capitol A. super sweet that ist was a freebie stamp too, a perfect way to display it with the set-up and the perfect bg paper.
I agree I am also so happy to be a part of this lovely place, the people here are so wonderful, your friend here I KNOW wiill have LOVED this as do I...TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 25576
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 7:29 AM
Oh, Jocelyn, this is absolutely darling and stunning! Your coloring is fabulous, and we have a love for these sweet little hedgehogs! I really love your coloring on the watercolor paper to add such lovely texture! Fabulous card! And, yes, our friends all over the world through SCS is such a blessing! Hugs!