Monday, May 14, 2012
Father's Day card
Hello Stampers and Happy Monday!
Here is my first Father's Day card creation of the year. I don't know about you, but I find masculine cards to be super challenging. I can never find stamps - never mind stamps to colour. And then how to embellish? What colours to use? Always a struggle. This stamp is "Fisherman" by Ai (Art Impressions). My sentiment is from the "My Guy" set from Paper Smooches (hands down - my favourite line for sentiments).
If you haven't yet discovered the "Golden Oldies" series by Ai (Art Impressions) - you really have to check these out! First of all, they're pretty funny. And - they are so practical! I find them great images for lots of occasions. AND they're already cling mounted - and ready to colour. LOVE!
I made a card with the ladies on beach chairs a while ago - and had SO many comments on it and asking to know where I found the stamp!
This one will be at my upcoming card class in June - I have another "Golden Oldie" to be featured there as well (just have to finish colouring it up!).
I just finished my Standard & Intermediate Copic Certification courses in Toronto two weeks ago! I LOVED it - and was so excited to complete these courses - yay! I can't wait to start teaching some of the new techniques I learned. I'm still practicing, so bear with me! There was LOTS of new stuff to learn - it was just heaven for me - and I had the joy of attending with my BFF Andrea (not to mention our crazy hotel & travel stories - be sure and ask Andrea about the magician's animals!). What a fabulous time.
You may note my skin tones are different here than my usual. I'm also trying out some new shadow techniques and even a cast shadow! SO much fun!
Stamps: "Fisherman" by Ai (Art Impressions.
"My Guy" set from Paper Smooches
Hero Arts "Wood Grain" background stamp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress inks in Old paper and Antique linen
YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
B97, B95, B93, B91
E13, E11, E00, R20