Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Card Coloring and a World of Difference!

I have been working on cards for the First Wednesday Card Club this week… although many of my club members like lots and lots of layers, others prefer just a few.  It’s a fine line to please the masses, LOL!!

Today’s card was an experiment… which I later revised.  Originally going for a more monochromatic look, I just couldn’t stick with that agenda, and opted for card coloring and a world of difference!too plain.. needs some color don't you think?Wanting to use up some scraps from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, the two card stock colors used on this card were Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  The window was punched using a 1-3/8” square punch and running it along the narrower edge to keep a straight line.  In order to have the layered windows ‘match’ exactly, the Very Vanilla Layer was cut to 5.5” x 4.25” and punched before embossing and downsizing to a 5.25” x 4” card stock layer.pretty as a stand alone could use some sponginThe image was stamped using early espresso classic ink.  Although it is fine all by itself, I couldn’t just leave plain… it was screaming “color me!!”changes... coloring and outlining the window woWSo… I colored it in.  LOL, I also colored inside the window using the brush tip of an early espresso stampin’ write marker…. and made a major ‘oops’ moment… scribbling atop the woodgrain embossed very vanilla layer.

An emergency creative opportunity warranted a punched and layered sentiment to cover up the marker trail!  LOL…. that is why the sentiment is positioned where it is on today’s card!stampin write markers were used to color the image.An assortment of markers were used to color in the embossed image from the “Full of Blessings” stamp set, one of three images and three word sets in the stamp set.

A little mindless coloring can make a world of difference… LOL, it takes me back to childhood years when we would meticulously outline and color the images in hopes of achieving the perfectly colored page!

I hope you enjoyed today’s one card two ways share… and look forward to your comments!  Thanks for your online orders too! 

See you tomorrow with a new Paper Craft Crew Sketch and Challenge… hope you’ll stop back by!  Have a great day!

Hugs,

Sharon

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Card Coloring and A World of Difference… one card two ways.

Stamps:  Full of Blessings WM 128078/ CM 128081

Papers:  Very Vanilla 101650, Early Espresso119686, Festival Of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack 126904

Inks:  Early Espresso 126974

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127821, 1-3/8” Square Punch 119877, 1-1/4” Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4” Circle Punch 119873, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (circle) 118309, Stampin’ Emboss Mat 126199, Paper Piercing Tool 126189, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack 126187, Many Marvelous Markers 119806

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755, Metallic Brads 119741

Techniques:  Coloring with Markers, Big Shot, Embossing, Punching, layering

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5 comments:

Cindy Ware said...

Most definitely the coloring makes all the difference in the world. I love it!

lisa808 said...

I definitely like the colored image. Looks great through the window.

Jeannie said...

Just beautiful!! You did an amazing job!

Connie said...

Like both, but prefer the colored image one!! Beautiful job ms Sharon!!

ellouise1969 said...

I kinda like both, but the colour def adds a wow factor now...don't it?? Great card.