Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fun Shaped card with The Greeting Farm, Distress Markers & Studio Calico

Hi everyone!
I want to share my card for the current Shaped Card challenge at 7 Kids College Fund. I recently got these adorable stamps by The Greeting Farm - the Oliver & Amelia line is one of my all time favorites and I was SO happy to see a new pair released recently! I stamped this little guy on watercolor paper and colored him with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I am absolutely in love with them. They are just so relaxing to use and I love the outcome each and every time.

I created the base shape of the card by tracing a Jennie Bowlin chipboard packaging. It matched my Spellbinders Labels 1 dies but they are much smaller and I wanted to create a larger card so it worked out perfectly. Making masculine cards are hard for me....I want to add too many embellishments so I tried to keep it simple with some washi tape and buttons. Twine is always a great embellishment for boy cards as are these fabulous Studio Calico wood veneer bits. I love using them naked but you can paint, ink, etc to add color too if you prefer.

Here is a close up of the image and coloring. I think what I love about the distress markers is that it is so vintage and well...distressed! *giggle* I've been coloring a lot with the distress markers lately so I will have more to show on my blog coming up. I'm also working on a few ideas for some coloring video tutorials. Speaking of videos, what are your favorite videos to watch?

Thanks for stopping by!

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots
Studio Calico Paper & Wood Veneer Hearts
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock & Twine
October Afternoon Buttons
Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Basic Grey brads
Washi Tape
Water Color Paper


Alvina said...

This card is adorable, great job and I love your coloring.

Frances said...

Lovely card, Carisa. Love this cute image and your design is beautiful. Hugs, Frances.