Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Coop party

I don't know if I'll have time to make a new card today ~~ I have tons of errands to run & as soon as my 5 year old is done with his tantrum, we'll be on our way ~~ so I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite cards I've ever made. I absolutely LOVE the Penny Black stamps ~~ those critters are just so gosh darn cute. The best place I've discovered to purchase them (with the help of some SCSers) is HM Stamps. Dick has a huge selection of stamps (& not just Penny Black, he also carries Great Impressions, House Mouse, Snoopy & many others), the best customer service & to top it off he's HILARIOUS!! His newsletters are always fun to read!! Anyway, back to the card:


I embossed the chickens onto watercolor paper using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. In the second picture you can really see the sparkle!! This image is so fun, so I thought it would be fun to glitterize the chickens! Then, I colored the image with my Stampin' Up markers & a blender pen. I love coloring this way & I'm trying to do it more often. I don't watercolor well with reinkers, the most popular way of watercoloring. I don't have any Watercolor Crayons. So this is my way of doing it. I added some flowers & some ribbon & I was done! I love the way this turned out!! And I don't say that very often!


Then of course I had to decorate the inside of the card, & the envelope. I had some leftover patterned paper so I used that, along with some white cardstock, to line the inside. I used a balloon stamp that I thought matched the Penny Black stamp very well, & stamped the inside plus the envelope. I love it when everything matches!!


This card ended up going to my friend Dawn. We met on SCS & have become good friends. She was so excited when she found out I sell my cards on Ebay, & has been bidding away ever since. This one didn't go nearly as high as some of my other cards, but it's okay because it went to Dawn :)

EDITED TO ADD: I guess I *don't* have the enlarging-the-photo-with-a-click right ~ I'll keep working on it though!!!

13 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, my Lordy...that is fabulous!

Lorraine said...

I just love this PB image. It's so clucking cute. Hehehe! great coloring and nicely put together.

Melzie said...

Love it!!!!

angeljakki said...

what a cute card, really sweet

Sandy said...

Oh my word -- this card is amazing!! I have that image and haven't even inked it up yet. I love all the sparkle and the way you weaved the ribbon. Not to mention the inside and matching envelope. Unbelievable girl!!

Niki Estes said...

Love the vibrant colors! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Oh YEAH.... I am the recipient of this awesome card. It is THE BEST Card I have ever ever gotten. Run over to ebay and check out her auctions. This card is top quality. Michelle put tons of work into it. Every inch of it is top quality. Even the envelope. Michelle you rock.... GREAT CARD
Dawn

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Too Cute a so Gorgeous!! I love all the glitz an d the fabulous way you did the ribbon!!

Jovita said...

Oh Michelle, this is wonderful. Dawn sure one lucky gal, she's going to love this card. ~ Jovi

Rhonda said...

Your cards are amazing, Michelle! I hope you are going to pass along some tips when I finally break out the stamps and paper :-)

Jessica said...

How adorable!! I love your card!

Tracy said...

Oh my! Just wonderful! I love it!

colourdujour said...

love your designs! wish I had more time to stamp .... i have tooo many hobbies and work keeps me way tooooo busy! I'll come back for more inspiration! peggyann

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