April 25, 2014

Kimono Wishes

This is another co-worker farewell card.  This was for an older man who's wife is Japanese, so I tried to do a simple design with minimal colouring.

I stamped the girl (Cho With Parasol by Lily of the Valley Stamps), then the sentiment and added a piece of green glitter ribbon for 'grass'.  I used pencil crayons to lightly colour the image.

April 24, 2014

Anime style card

This was another best wishes card for a co-worker who loves anime and manga.

The image was a commission for Kairou no Kimi by Sureya on Deviant Art.  It's called Li Dong Hua and is part of Sureya's 'colouring book' of free images.  All she asks is that you credit the artist and the person who commissioned the work if you use any of her images.

I printed the image out, die cut it with a Spellbinder's die, inked around the die before removing it and coloured the image with pencil crayons.

I die cut the sides of the base cardstock and attached the anime panel.

April 18, 2014

Easter Basket Card

All of the elements for this card were cut out on my Silhouette except for the punched butterfly.

I coloured al the eggs and gave the basket a weave pattern using markers.  I coloured in the basket and bow with pencil crayons and used dye ink on the bunny.  For the panel background, I coloured with various Gelatos on watercolour paper and lightly wet the paper so the colours would join.  Then I added a few more swipes with green to give a grassy feel.  I attached all the elements and hand wrote the sentiment with a gel pen.

April 17, 2014

Easter Daisy Chain

I started this card by stamping the Daisy Chain Lily of the Valley image I won a few weeks ago.  I went over the lines with various markers and lightly coloured in the image with pencil crayons.  I die cut the passe partout oval out of white wash Core'dinations cardstock and then embossed it with swirls and very lightly sanded it to bring out the pink.

I'd already cut out the bunny, eggs and grass on my Silhouette.  I lightly inked the bunny so it would stand out a bit against the white background, and added some marker to the eggs.  Then I die cut the label, inked it a bit and hand wrote the sentiment.  Finally, I added a few punched butterflies.

April 11, 2014

Rockin' Wishes

This is another farewell card, for someone who likes rock music.  It was pretty easy, as the main image was a sticker.

I started out by stamping and heat embossing 'BEST'.  It wasn't as clear as I wanted, so I simply stamped the rest of the sentiment, giving it some contrast.  Then I added the stickers.

April 10, 2014

Musical Best Wishes

Here's another farewell/best wishes card I made.  This was for a co-worker who sings in a folk band who likes vintage stuff.

I don't normally do distressed cards, but I thought it would be appropriate for her, so I embossed the musical notation and then sanded the edges so they'd be a little torn up.  The microphone was cut in 3 pieces on my silhouette, with the solid band around the microphone glossy accented, so it would stand out.  I used a graphing paper backing stamp which I heat embossed for the microphone itself.

Best wishes was stamped in white ink on black paper, with a little white ink used on the label for contrast.  I kept the card black and white to make it look a bit classy, despite the distressing.

April 3, 2014

Hero Wishes

Here's another farewell Best Wishes card I made for a co-worker.  She's into comics, so I thought Kenny K's Huge Hero would be perfect.  I printed the image and cut it out with my silhouette, then coloured it with pencil crayons.  I cut the town out on my silhouette, then cut the blue paper manually to mostly fit the gaps so the neon yellow would shine through the windows.  I glued the papers on and pop-dotted the hero over top, then added my sentiment.