Sunday, January 17, 2016
Today's card was created for the latest Card Concept Challenge. I just adore this beautiful inspiration image was inspired by the gorgeous red and blue combo and that huge heart in the cocoa. As soon as I saw this image I knew exactly which stamp set I had to use to create my card. I had picked up the Unity Stamp Company Hello Love stamp set, along with a few other of their great stamps, on sale right after Thanksgiving and I just them. If you've not tried their stamps before you have got to check them out. They stamp so beautifully! One of my favorite things to do with this image is to paper piece her. I am only okay at coloring with Copic markers, so paper piecing gives me a bit more depth and dimension and I love the final look. I stamped my focal image out onto some 110 lb white cardstock from Staples and colored her hair and skin using Copic markers. I then stamped her sweater, scarf, and the mittens and mug out onto some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye The Merry Days of Christmas 6x6 paper pack. I added some shadowing to the images using Copic markers in warm grays. I then fussy cut all of the images out, edged them with a black dual tip Memento marker, and glued them all together. I then stamped the image again onto my focal panel and glued my final fussy cut image down on top. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set to make it look like a speech bubble...like she is saying to her coffee "hello love" which is how I feel every morning that I get up and grab for my first cup of the day. LOL. Anyway, I added a few matte sequins in dark red from Craft Medley and some black dashed lines around the outer edge of my focal panel and called this card done. I hope you like it!