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I Brake For….Pie And Desserts!

Hello stamping friends – it’s Wednesday and time for another stamp from I Brake For Stamps.  Do you love pie?  Desserts?  Sweet things?

This delicious stamp is called Pie And Desserts and can be found on the IBFS store  here. 

So…true confessions here ….I never met a dessert I did not like!  My husbands favorite pie is cherry and this card will probably go to him.  I love lemon meringue, but would never turn down a slice of cherry pie!

I stamped the image with memento ink and colored it with copics.  A stitched square die was used for the main panel and an angled stitched/scalloped die for the bottom of the red mat piece.  I could not resist putting the red gingham ribbon on the card and I really like how the red pops against the kraft cardstock.   The enamel dots in the corners were pink so I used a dark red copic marker to change the color to coordinate with the card.    The “steam” over the pie was highlighted with a stardust gel pen to add a bit of shine to it.  It’s hard to see but here is a close up.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

coloring on kraft

Hello friends!

So – fellow stampers – you set out to do some crafting and get out the markers or other coloring medium and naturally reach for the white cardstock, right?   How about a little change of pace?   Do some coloring on kraft or other colored cardstock!  Here is my sample.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Then…..I colored all the images with a white prisma pencil – yes!! – a white pencil overlay to start.  I saw this technique in a magazine many years ago and never go around to trying it until today.  The white base adds just another layer and helps with the blending so the colors don’t look flat.  It’s very easy to do and you really can’t go wrong because you are building up different colors along the way.   For example, the ocean section started out white then I added three different shades of blue (dark to light) on top.   Once I was finished with the color I went over the section with a blender pencil.

The main images are from Mark’s Finest Papers and the background compass/map is from Harmonie (it was stamped in versamark).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

snow day

I grew up in New England and each year we usually had one big snow storm – big enough to close the schools for the day.  My brothers and sisters and I would wake up, look out the window and then listen to the radio with Mom and Dad to see if we would have a “snow day”.    As kids we loved it…and my Dad was a school teacher and although he never said it, I’m sure he was happy to have a day off from work as well.  My Mom on the other hand probably hated snow days!

So when I saw this weeks clean and simple challenge on Splitcoast was “a day in the snow” I immediately thought of those days long past of not having to go to school and getting to play in the snow. 

In keeping with the challenge I kept the design and color scheme simple.  I’ve been doing so much coloring with copics that it was very refreshing to simply emboss – and I love the look of white embossing.  Here’s my card:

The cardstock is Kraft/Crumb Cake, with the darker brown behind the embossed image Bazzill textured.  I stamped the sentiment (from JustRite Times New Roman Font) with Palette Burnt Umber ink.  The small spray of snowflakes is one of those $1 clear stamps from Michaels.  The tree image (from Stamp Zia) was stamped in versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  The twine and brown button were added because I felt it went with the “natural” look of the card.

So, how is your new year going?  I hope well!  I taught a copic class on Saturday at my LSS and it was a wonderful success and I have another class scheduled next month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you will join us over at SCS for the clean and simple challenge this week!