Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Digital Stamp Release and Zen Habits

Hello Friends!! Do you like to read non-crafting blogs? Do you have a favorite? I have a few that I read on a daily basis mainly because they lift my spirits, make me feel optimistic, and want to be a better person. There's many great blogs out there but the Zen Habits blog is one of my favorites. I stop by this blog when I feel deflated or pessimistic and I always find an article that changes my mood and want to conquer the world. .. :) Well, that's an exaggeration but it does bring me out of my little box and want to charge ahead in life. If you have the time, check out the Zen Habits blog. . .I think you'll find an article there that you'll enjoy reading.

It's raining here in California but there's a bit of sunshine today! Today is Pink Cat Studio's digital stamp release! Whoohoo! It's all about robots this week and they are absolutely adorable.

I decided to work with metallic card stock and initially, I didn't think printing on metallic card stock would work with digital images. But it does! If you want to print on them, you will need to heat set the ink or it will never dry. I tried embossing the ink with clear embossing powder but it only faded the black ink and it was barely visible. You could try embossing the ink with black embossing powder but I decided to just heat set the ink and it worked quite nicely.

To create the blue center of the robot, I printed the sentiment on to vellum and colored the back of the vellum with SU markers then heat embossed the front with iridescent embossing powder. I did the same thing with the punched stars and photo corner to give them a glittery shiny effect. I really had fun creating this card.

Card Details:

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Boy Robot
Ink: SU markers, Versamark Ink, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Paper: AC Foil card stock, SU Tempting Turquoise, Bordering Blue
Accessories: SU Photo Corner Punch, Large Star Punch, Marvy small star punch, JoAnn brads, Nestabilities

With my second card, I decided to paper piece part of the images. I stamped the image once on a designer paper and on white cardstock. I colored the images with my Copic Marker then cut out the head, arms and legs and adhered them to the stamped designer paper.

Be sure to stop by the Pink Cat Studio blog site and check out all the fabulous cards and projects the design team created!!!

Alicia Weiman
Emily Leiphart
Inge Groot
Kerry Donovan-Casey
Kristen Catalano
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Bell
Suzanne J Dean
Tracey Cuccia
Tori Hemmingway
Vicki Garret
Mariska van der Veer

Card Details:

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Girly Luvbot and Boy Luvbot
Paper: SU designer paper, Regal Rose (I think), Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Stickles Glitter, Heart template, Fiskar scallop scissors, SU Key Tag punch, Coluzzle Circle Template, Satin ribbon

I'm sorry I'm not chatty today. . I have to work on resizing my trip photos, do the laundry, vacuum my house, do the dishes, and hopefully fit in some crafting time!!

Hope you all have a beautiful Thursday!


Emily Leiphart said...

Maria, your cards are ridiculously cool! I love those robots on metallic paper and your paper piecing on the second card is perfect!!

PaperCrafty said...

Very cool cards, Maria!! I love them both!!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Amazing cards! Great link too!!

Martha said...

oh these are so cute, I just altered a notebook for my daughter of robot paper with hearts and was looking for a robot image. how cute. I need to buy ;)

Catherine said...

Hi Maria! I think this is my first comment since the new year. Crazy! Hope yours is off to a good start!
These 'bot cards rock! The first one is so 80s-techno awesome!!!! Love the colors and all those brads! Thanks for the tip about printing on metallic CS! I'll have to give it a try.
The second card is just adorably sweet! Love your coloring and paper piecing!!!!
Back soon to get caught up and drool some more! :D {{{{HUGS}}}}

Danni said...

Very cute cards! Love that first one, so dramatic and awesome with the metallic paper!

Terry Oulboub said...

Maria, this is unique using the metallic card stock. I hadn't been inspired to ever purchase any but this has hit my button and perhaps I will. The robots look even more robotic on this kind of paper. Awesome job on both cards! ;D

2 Worlds said...

MAria Great card , I have a fan page on facebook now are you there? :)

Cathy said...

Maria, I love your blog look and these careds are too cute!! I love the little robots and you made them so awesome looking! Hugs, Cathy

Tracey Cuccia said...

These are GREAT Maria -- I always loved that SU! paper :) and your first card -- love all that shine and shimmer!

'non-crafting blogs' I read are
The Pioneer Woman - gosh I ♥ her - so funny

and Jason Mraz -- Most often what he has to say makes my soul happy - or -- I just laugh at his sillyness... :)

Have a super day!

Joy said...

this is super duper cute! I love those robots and perfect for Valentine's day! hope all is well with you. love to visit and see all your fabulous creations and coloring! wishing you a great week!

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Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Your coloring and designs are so amazing Maria!!! I don't know how you do it! Wow-wee!!!


Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhh Maria, that Metallic card is simply DELICIOUS!!!!! WOW!!! You are so freakin' talented!


Denise said...

OMGosh Maria,
Theses are ADORABLE!!! Your creations are always so inspiring & absolutely Adorable!!Have a Great weekend...see you on FB.

Liz said...

I know you have to work hard for all the amazing things you share with us. Maybe it's not as fun or exciting as it used to be because it's more work than play anymore....just a thought. I really do love it when I hit the refresh all button and see there is something new from you. You are a talent !

MacKenzie said...

These are amazing Maria! I love the metallic paper and the paper piecing.

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