For this card I used ONLY cardstock! I can't tell you the last time I did not add DP to a project! Now, don't get me wrong, I did TRY to use DP with it, it just did not look right! So instead, I pulled out this Cuttlebug embossing folder that I love but have never used and used that instead of DP. As soon as I saw this image, I knew that I wanted to go with black, red and grey to color in the bowling bag. The rest just fell in place.
To color the image, I used my brand spankin' new Copic Sketch markers!! WOO HOO!!!! I had NO clue how awesome these markers were until I used them to color this image!! I mean I should have had SOME clue when I kept hearing rave reviews on these markers, but I am the type that needs to figure it out on my own before I am a believer! LOL
I printed out the image 2 times and colored 1 full image and just the 2 bowling pins of the other. I cut out the 2 bowling pins and pop dotted them to the first image for dimension as you can see in the picture. The whole image was then pop dotted onto the cs for extra dimension!
I have always been a big fan of Stampin' with Markie's Mom's work and love how she adds dots to her mats to tie everything together. So, after I was finished assembling the invitation, I thought that it needed a little something more and added dots around the matting just for a little something to complete it.
Digi Download: Rock n Roll Bowling
Paper: CTMH Black, Cranberry, Grey Wool and White Daisy CS
Embellishments: Black ribbon (SU), Black brads (ctmh) and Black with White polka dot ribbon (not sure where from)
Nestabilities: Labels two
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Traffic Jam
I hope that you have found a little inspiration today!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
How about another new release from InStyle Stamps??
This time it is one of the new Digi Downloads that InStyle Stamps is releasing this week! The awesome thing about the Digi Downloads is that you can print them in the size that you need for your projects! They are low in cost and you don't have to wait for them to be shipped to you either! You know how excruciating it can be waiting for your stamps to be shipped! LOL Here is an invitation that I made using the Bowling Digi Download......
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it. What we do and how we react to those curveballs, is up to us. Who would have thought that at the age of 45 I would be starting my life over, reinventing myself and finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Well, ALMOST! lol I want to play with ink, paper and ribbon and share Stampin' Up's wonderful products and opportunities with you!! I am THRILLED to be part of this company and am looking forward to seeing where the wind takes me. Happy Stamping!!