Saturday, June 25, 2011

Favorite Things

This month, the Cutters Creek Design Team is showcasing our favorite products.   I LOVE stamps and copic markers.  Coloring a great stamped image can be very relaxing and I don’t think anything makes a stamped image look as good as copic markers do.  For this card, I used one of my favorite stamp companies- House Mouse. 

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House Mouse has so many adorable stamps it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think this one called You Snooze You Lose is really sweet.  The image is of course colored with copic markers.   I chose the background paper I used because it reminds me of ice cream. 

Patterned paper is another one of my favorite things.  I can’t get enough of it.  I especially love this Echo Park paper.  The pack is called Dots and Stripes and it is the Candy Shoppe collection.  This pack is awesome!  It is full of different colors of stripes and polka dots and to make it even better- it’s double sided!  I used the front and back sides of these papers to showcase the stripes and the dots. 

Another one of my favorite things is Nestabilities.  I just can’t get enough of them.  I love how easy it is to mat your image and make it look great.  This image was actually a little large and if I matted it, it would take up almost the entire card front.  I cut the image, embossed it, and then went over the embossing with some pink chalk.  This not only highlights the embossing, but it kind of makes the image look matted.

My final favorite thing is embellishments and one of my favorite types of embellishment is flowers.  I love flowers and there are so many different types available.  The new Cutter Creek Flowers are my current favorite.  They come in several different types, sizes, and colors.  I never have a problem finding the perfect one.  For this card I used one of the gardenias up in the left corner and two of the lillies down on the bottom.  I love how these flowers are not flat and add decoration and dimension to your projects.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about the design team’s favorite things as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with you. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Matey

It's time for another digital stamp challenge on Papercrafting World. This time our theme is to create a masculine card. This is not my forte. I make a lot of girl cards. I love frilly, but that doesn't work for masculine cards. I chose this cute little pirate bear stamp and colored him with my copic markers.

I would love to say I spent hours coloring the background image with my copics too, but I didn't. I printed the image on my cricut Imagine. It is from the Buccaneer cartridge. The sentiment Happy Birthday Matey is also from Buccaneer. I pop dotted the sentiment and the bear up off the background. Since the background paper had so much detail I decided to leave the card alone and not add any embellishments. I think it's pretty masculine looking. What do you think?