Saturday, January 23, 2010

Simply Alice

Often I find that some of the most effective cards can be some of the simpler ones to do. This classic Alice image from Oxford Impressions is stamped with Memento black ink on cardstock from the Paper Temptress and coloured with Copic Markers. The phrase is a green core black cardstock strip, run through a dymo label maker and sanded. The background layer is a scrapbooking paper. I enjoyed doing the purple caterpillar and this paper matches well and pulls it all together.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter cards

Due to an unforseen postal delay, I didn't receive the St. Nicholas plate of stamps from Suzanne at Oxford Impressions until after Christmas. So I decided to make winter cards, rather than holiday ones. For this card, I used gold mirror card, embossed with my Wizard using a cuttlebug folder, and coloured with Ranger alcohol inks. I think the effect looks like pierced metal. I used images from the St.Nicholas and Winter Snow plates.

The bird was stamped with Memento black on card from the Paper Temptress and coloured and airbrushed with Copic markers. I kept the card fairly simple, using layers to accent the colours in the image.

This card is stamped with Memento black, coloured and airbrushed with Copic markers. I used antique linen distress ink to overstamp the label onto the image. All stamps are Oxford Impressions.