Sunday, October 19, 2008

Love that Verve Birthday Bird!

This is a card for the "October Project Parade" challenge over at the Verve Stamps Blog. This month's challenge is to use Embossing on your project. It can be either wet or dry embossing. . .or both. I love embossing, so I was eager to do this one. I chose to use both wet and dry embossing. I have some Copics that I have played with a little bit, but had not really entered that world yet. Both Pearl Art and the Rutgers University Bookstore near my home had some back in the summer, but not a wide selection. I bought everything in stock in both places and now neither place carries them anymore. Time to order them online! I have ended up with lots of different colors, but need lots of fill-in markers for gradation. Anyway, I was dying to try them, so I thought these images from Verve Visual's "Birthday Surprise" would be perfect. Due to the limited Copic colors that I have, I really struggled with the card stock colors. I don't know that I would have ever come up with this combo were it not for this particular situation, but I really like the way it all turned out!

The base of the card is black textured card stock. I embossed the bird and balloons on Shimmery White with Versa Mark ink and black embossing powder and then colored with Copics. I used Chrystal Effects to add shine and texture, and I used an unlabeled product in my stash that is a clear glaze with glitter on the bird. I used my round/scalloped Nestabilities to cut and mat the bird image in black and Old Olive. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss a layer of "Brocade Blue" which sits on a layer of "Orchid Opulence" (That paper pack was previously unopened for a long time). I used the Ticket Corner Punch on both layers and glued 2 purple rhinestones in each corner on the orchid. The ribbon is Kiwi Kiss Satin. The sentiment is stamped in black ink on white cardstock, cut with rectangle Nestabilities and matted on a black scalloped rectangle. I need lots of birthday cards this month, so I am on my way!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great card. Love the glossy balloons. Thanks for playing! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

What a fun, happy card! I love the colors!