Feb 24, 2011
I meant to post this card earlier today, but the day got away from me. This week on the Outlawz Prisma colored pencils & other coloring mediums challenge, we were asked to design a card using die cuts and/or punches. The fun thing about our Thursday challenges are that you can use any type of coloring technique or even basic stamping in colored ink to play along with us! Just no Copics - that's the only 'rule.'
I pulled out one of my favorite Penny Black stamp set called Purrfect Day and stamped this fat cat as well the other images from the stamp set on PaperTrey's white cardstock in black Versafine ink and set it aside to dry completely. I suppose you could heat set it too, but I was working ahead and stamped out a bunch of images that I was going to color at a later date, so it worked for me to let it air dry.
Then, I colored all the images with my colored pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and blending stumps and then trimmed around all them all. I like to do this sometimes - color a bunch of images ahead of time to help save time later when I'm working on 'assignments' or card projects. Sometimes I'm in the mood to color and sometimes I want to design cards and scrap books, so it's a system that works for me often.
Stamps: Hero Arts sentiments; Penny Black Purrfect Day
Ink: versafine black
Cardstock: DCWV Citrus; PTI white
Other: MFT lace, label (for inside) and border dies; Colored pencils, odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps; rhinestones; corner punch; crystal lacquer
and the inside view...
We hope you get a chance to play along with us this week at the Outlawz challenge! Click HERE for all the details on how to enter your card into the challenge for a chance to win a great prize!
Have a wonderful day - and I echo the inside sentiment to YOU: "Thank you YOU are the best!"