Friday, June 1, 2012

Guest Designing at My Pink Stamper

Hi Everyone!  I have some exciting news!  Today, I am a guest designer over at
My Pink Stamper !
And so, I'd like to share one of my  projects with you and a little bit about how I made it. (I will post info about my second card another time as I don't want this post to be TOO long. :)

This was actually inspired by my husband, Rejean.  He suggested that  the stamped lady might be excited about a sale.  (Considering I'm a bit of a shopper, do you think  maybe he was hinting  something here? lol)  Anyway, I took his idea and created a little store front with a  "boutique" window.

For my card, I used Robyn's new My Pink Stamper Girlie Doodles set 

which can be purchased  HERE .

To make figuring out dimensions a little easier, my card is square - 5 x 5".

The burgundy layer on top of that is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.

Next, take a piece of white cardstock and trim it down to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2".

Now, the FUN begins! :)

I used  a  6x6 Crafter's Workshop template to create my bricks.  It looks like this:
These templates come in all different designs.  If you haven't tried them yet in your scrapbooking or cardmaking, you really should!  They are fabulous!

Next,  position template over top of  the 4 1/2 x 4 1/2  piece of white cardstock.  Then, taking an  Inkssentials Blending Tool, pounce ink  all over.

  You should now have something that looks like this...
Sorry the picture is a little dark, but hopefully you can get the idea. :)

Okay next...

I used a Faber Castell  PITT Artist Pen to trace around each block. 

As you can see from the picture, I was not particular about being careful to stay within the lines. 

I used three Copic Markers : C1, C3 and C5.

Then, I colored around the edges of each block.   It was hard to get a decent picture of the Copic coloring, but hopefully you can see it okay in the final picture of my card.

The window measures:

burgundy - 3 1/2 x 3 3/4"
white- 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"

I then stamped and colored all the images and fussy cut them out. 

I adhered the hat and purse to my "window" and stamped the word sale using the My Pink Stamper Font-abulous set which can be purchased HERE.
For the awning...
 Cut five 1 x 1" squares ( 3 in burgundy and 2 in white).  Add a little ink to the bottoms to give them some shading.  Then, use your scissors to round the bottom edges slightly.  Add them to the front of your card (you may have to trim a couple slightly to make them fit.

Add your colored girl image to the bottom left of your card using pop dots.  Add the "Yikes" sentiment in a small oval on top.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Have a great day!


Barb Smith said...

Your brick template really worked well. Thanks for showing us this cute card.

Barb from Toronto, Canada

DIANA L. said...

Super design I love how you did the bricks great idea.

Dee Burns said...

Great card! I just love the Girlie image with or without hair. Not much on coloring myself. but you did a fantastic job. Maybe the dh was hinting...don't they

Have a great day!
Dee B

Helen said...

So fun! I just love the brick background. I'll have to try it some time :)

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