Tea & Card Swaps

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cupcake Mouse

A special Birthday card for a special little girl!

stamp - "Whipper Snapper" - "Cupcake Mouse"
paper - "momenta" - "Birthday Wishes Specialty"
ink - VeresaFine - onyx black
colouring - Prismacolor pencils & baby oil

August Tea Swap Card



"Sizzix Texturz" embossing folder
Tea pot and cup die by "Jay"
Snowflake corner die by "Memory Box"
Paper and embellishment from the Meadow Collection
by Susan Wright by "K&Company"
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Masculine Birthday Card

A simple masculine Birthday card using-
Tim Holtz "Burlap" embossing folder
paper by Jen Wilson "Complete Boy" collection by My Mind's Eye.
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Friday, 3 August 2012

Cute Little Mouse

I just started stamping. I have no experience with colouring stamps at all. The idea of using alcohol markers (Copics) was daunting. There seems to be a lot of technique required and wow are they expensive to buy here in Canada!

I perused web sites for alternatives, and thought I'd try the colour pencil-solvent method. I am allergic to most solvents, so I decided to use baby oil (it comes unscented). I still have a lot of practising to do, but for a first attempt, I am pretty pleased with the result on this cute little mouse.

I shelled out some cash for a set of 12 Prismacolor pencils, but found that plain old Crayolas work just as well.

I used...

"Pringles" the mouse stamp from Whipper Snapper
Crayola and Prismacolor pencils
Paper from the "Lizzy Collection" by Anna Griffin

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