Good afternoon, and you know what happens on Friday, right? The Fun Day Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack, and it's number 35, our Sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps, our theme this week is Celebrate.
I need an anniversary card, so I chose this cute little digi by Stella Love. I liked the sentiment that comes with the stamp. Printed the image out first on Xpress paper, which didn't color well at all with my copics; my different pencil brands didn't work well either on this paper. Reprinted the image on Walmart's GP cardstock, and it colored much better with the copics. On the Xpress paper I had a terrible smearing problem with the printer ink even though I let it dry overnight. I used Best Quality Photo on Premium Matte Paper with the Xpress. Used the same setting for the GP, but the GP is not as glossy as the Xpress... so will be interested in what you think might work better with an Epson Stylus.
Here's the card:
- Copic coloring, paper piecing on the dress, diecut with S/B Label 14, airbrushed with BG0000 on the background. Some VOS - EK Success puffy sticker hearts added.
- background paper was left from another project, and the pink rectangle is a snippet from a Dylusions background that had been embossed.
- yellow grosgrain ribbon border & bow.
- Sentiment dies from 2 different sets using the same DP as her dress. (Happy Birthday from Elizabeth Craft, Anniversary from Brittania). Didn't show up well against the blue background, so I colored with RV copics until I got a contrast I liked.
I'll add the cute sentiment inside the card. It's not my usual style but I think my SIL will get a kick out of the old dudes and the words that go with them. (about finding that special person to annoy for a lifetime! They have been married 67 years*. A milestone in today's world. And she has a good sense of humor. Not so sure if my brother will smile!) *another relative corrected me. It's 66 years...they got married in 1948..Obviously I can't subtract! Still an awesome track record though.
Check out what the rest of Jo's DT will choose for today's Celebrate theme, and think about playing along with us. The very simple rules are posted at Jo's Blog, and the link-up is very easy.
Thanks for your visit this afternoon. Tomorrow is the stamp show that I thought was last week - so you know I'll be a happy stamper. Quite a few of my stamp buddies are driving down to attend. I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. Hugs.