Friday, March 20, 2009


Well, here I am making a card in an odd size again, but I feel that I need to because of the sheer size of the stamp that I chose to use. Do you love her? I love her! And I love how she turned out! This is "Two Barrettes" from Stampotique. The artists that created the stamp image are Penney Torrente a husband and wife team, and I love the images they make!! And Carol at Stamptique is soo nice. Ok, so I've been coloring these goth girls for a few days now and finally had time to put a card together. I wanted her clothes to be bright so I pulled out my copics and found some colors I loved (which colors do I not love??). I don't know why but I normally color my images before I pick out papers, strange, huh? I can't help it. So, once she was colored I went on a search in my stockpile and found a slab that I had bought at Michael's. I can't remember what slab it was, but it was certainly something to do with teens! I used a sheet that had colors similar to what I had colored. I had to find a quote or word that I thought would fit in with my goth girl and chose the "Seriously" from Stampin' Up!'s Seriously Sassy. I can picture her stamping her foot and saying in a bit of snotty tone (or a teen tone!) "seriously?" I chose to emboss the word to make it pop. I used my paper crimper with Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand cardstock to use as a background mat. I also decided to use some orange acrylic paint topped off with some black glitter paint to create a little shimmer. I love my homemade dew drops! Thanks to a post on that lead me to the Frugal Crafter's blog on how to make your own dew drops with a hot glue gun. I then colored my dew drops with the same copic marker that I used to color "Two Barrettes" skirt. Of course I had to use some staples on a goth card! Well, maybe I didn't have to, but I really wanted to! I just love how she turned out and I hope that you do as well.
Stamps: Stampotique, Stampin' Up!
Papers: Michael's Me and My Big Idea's Slab, Bazzill CS, Stampin' Up! CS, GP CS
Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black, Versamark
Accessories: paper clips, staples, copics for coloring, homemade dew drops, embossing powder, acrylic paints


Libby Hickson said...

Love it Tina! Love the crimped & sparkled background, and the colors you used. She turned out really cute!

Marcy said...

December would love this one you used her favorite colors! Orange! She came out cute?

Marcy said...

Dose she have a name?

angeljakki said...

Wow this is great, love it x

Cassie said...

Hi Tina!!
I haven't been buy in several days - been so busy!! But I realized today I hadn't seen your bright smile in a few days - I've been missing you!!!

This is pretty cute!! I think I've seen these images before!

Oh - and I caught a peek at the puppy pictures below - OMWOW - she is darling!!!

Carol said...

Tina, Thanks for the heads up on your blog! I LOVE what you did with 2 Barrettes! I must tell Daniel to take a gander. He loves seeing what people do with his images. And ohhh, that darling puppy! I've never seen an English Springer pup up close and personal and Apple is just so precious! Andddddd! I LIKE THE SWEATER!!! She's a baby afterall!!! She needs to be coddled!
Have fun and thanks again. You do GOOD WORK! Carol