Thursday, August 28, 2008

Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Just taking a break from Halloween cards. . . .

When I re-organized my craft room a month ago, I found a large Zip-lock bag containing images that I had pre-stamped and a few I had colored about 2 years ago. The problem is. . .I had stamped the images on "glossy" cardstock which I cannot color with my Copic Markers. Why the heck did I do that?. In the past I colored a lot of my images (before I discovered Prismacolor Pencils, markers, and Copics) with Pastels on glossy cardstock so like a knuckle head, I thought I was doing myself a favor by stamping a lot of images on the glossy cardstock.


Please remind me not to pre-stamp my images if I can't color them within 6 months. Some new product will become popular and those images may not be useful in the future.

I've decided that I'll color the images with Pastels and see if they'll turn out okay. Coloring with pastels are less bold. . .but it looks okay. . .not as nice as Copics or Prismacolor pencils.

Anyway. . .I've decided to use one of the images that I had pre-colored 2 years ago. It appears that I had applied "Crystal Effects" to part of the image. I also decided to use a few scrap pieces from my scrap pile to complete the card.

Anyway. . .I think I'm going to work on a few more cards using the pre-colored images. I'll see what I can come up with!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thursday!!






18 comments:

Tonniece said...

LOL this is so sweet, and the colors are great. Love the little critters, yup, yup, yup.

Happy Thursday Maria

kathleenh said...

Oh my word this is cute! I love the look of the pastels on glossy carsdstock. I have never tried this.

Darlene L said...

Glossy cs or not--it is one darn cute card. That would really make someone's bday so fun. Darlene L

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Awwwww! These little critters are just too cute, Maria! I like them in the pastels. I've never tried them on glossy. I really like the way they look! I'm gonna have to give it a try.

Sorry I've been such a bad blogging buddy. My job search just took up way too much time. I've been visiting, just not leaving comments. Everything you do is fabulous and I just wanted to let you know that.

Hugs to you, Becky:)

Margie said...

These lil' guys are sooo adorable! Cute card! Love the coloring!
I just ordered some pastels - I can't wait to get them and try them out :)
xo, Margie

Rita said...

These are so cute & I like the look of this coloring medium. I think you may have started a new trend Maria!!! I think that image is so adorable too! Way to go girl!

Cards and more . . . said...

I love it! So cute!

Hugs and love
Inge

Deb Neerman said...

Cute with a capital 'Q!' I love the coloring; pastels are perfect!

Viva 'la pastels!

Craft Girl ! said...

What an adorable card !

Mel M. M. M. said...

SOOOOOO cute! Love the gloss! Those mice are coloured so sweetly that I want to pet them, heehee, :o)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this pastel watercolour look ,you did a great job on the colouring.Keep looking for past images all you want, ;?) this is NEW to me,I have never tried this before and I think it is really pretty!!Did you emboss the images??
Thanks for sharing,Sam

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow, this is so sweet! Totally cute! The coloring is just gorgeous!

Jen Young said...

I LOVE this and how you made the cupcake look so yummy... great job, sister!!!

hugs,
Jen

malieta said...

Very cute card and your coloring is awesome!

wandykj said...

Very cute card! I too have one of those ziploc bags full of stamped images from years ago. My co-workers & I used to stamp together once a month & share each others stamps. Good way to get images that you don't have & have fun creating along the way.

Wanda

Maricar said...

Maria,
This is darling ... even with 2 year old coloring techniques.

Stephenie said...

Your little mice are so cute! Love the card.
stephenie

Lisa said...

Aw what a lovely card sooooo cute.

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