1st Card Design Posted!

And so it goes…… creativity has to start somewhere, even if the blog is not completely designed.  The 1st card design I'm sharing is one that is designed for a card exchange club I participate in each month.  As this blog community grows, I desire to have some of the designers in my club to share their work on this blog.  This includes "how to" and "interview" videos (hopefully they wont be too shy, lord knows I am…LOL).  The photographed samples will look more crisp as soon as I get my lighting area set up.  LIke I said, I have to start somewhere.  :)

As you will get to know my taste in design, I absolutey love Stampin' Up products.  I've been a demonstrator in Supervisor status for many years (started back in 2001).  Currently, I'm without position, but I have a good friend who is in active status.  This design was insprired by the 2012 - 2014 In Color series of cardstock, ink pads and Stampin' Write markers.  One of my most loved color stories from SU.  It will be soon discontinued by the end of this month, so I thought it would be good to make a tribute card with this awesome color set.  

The main stamp image is from Inkadinkado (cupcakes) stamped with StazeOn black ink.  For the best line art images, StazeOn is your best friend.  Also makes it simple to color in an image with water based markers and water color pencils.  StazeOn is a Solvent based ink.  Best to use the cleaner made by StazeOn (Tsukineko), otherwise your nice rubber stamps will be stained for life.  The curly mini birthday label afixed with a mini cloths pin is from Stampin' Up (Pretty Petites).  Michael's craft stores have some of the cutest craft embelishments for super cheap.  That's where the mini cloths pin came from.  They just arrived at my Michael's under their private label, Recollections.  Rounded corners provided with the Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers.  My absolute most favorite tool in my paper craft chest.  (more like my messy desk...LOL)  As for coloring, I'm not very talented in this department when it comes to water based markers.  I much prefer pastels or colored pencils.  I'm just starting to work with Copic markers and I'm loving it so far. 

Thanks for coming by… Enjoy!


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