December 28, 2008

Rose Bud Cupcake Birthday

Hi everyone! I got myself out of cutting firewood today so I thought I better get busy doing something else. It's wayyyy too cold for this sun loving girl to be outside, no can do.

I've been working on that birthday stash some more. Sorry for the photo below, this overcast weather has not been good for the photography sessions. Anyway, I used Karen Lockhart's Rose Bud Cupcake and paired it with a Papertrey birthday sentiment from the Birthday Basics set. Very simple focal point, but I fancied it up a bit with a Spellbinder's embossed rectangle and some glossy accents on the rose buds. I colore my image with Copic Sketch markers, using one solid red color...and then holding the Colorless Blender marker in the center of the flowers. This bleeds out the color to create a multi-tone effect. Ppaer is by Cosmo Cricket and ribbon snippets and buttons are from my stash. Base card is Papertrey Kraft cardstock with the edges inked in white ink.

I've always been pretty good about sending out birthday cards, although I was late a lot of times this year. By having a nice stash to choose from, it's easy to just pull out a card, get it addressed and have it waiting to be mailed. Good plan.

Note: Did you get some Copic markers for Christmas? Or perhaps you have a stash and still feel like you need a little help? Be sure to check our Marianne Walker's blog I Like Markers right HERE. Marianne has a ton of good information and offers step by step illustrations to help you out. Copics are the best markers out there and they truly add a whole new look to colored images. Good stuff.

11 comments:

DeeDee said...

I did get Copics for Christmas and I need all the help I can get using them....thanks for the link!!! I love your card...as usual, it's so sweet!!! HUGS!!!

StamperSharon said...

Beautiful card, Mish -- this is some of my very favorite paper and Copic colors!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards. I received some $$$ to buy copics. Do you have any comments on what set I should buy first and where I should buy them? I'm so confused because there are so many colors but I so anxious!

Christine Dol said...

Hello Michelle, I have the same
question as Anonymous. What set do you recommend and where should I buy them. Right now Ellen Hutson has a 20% sale starting tomorrow.
I am from Belhavn, Ontario

Dottie K. said...

I just got this stamp for Christmas and can't wait to have some time to use it and few other new ones. Love the card and colors. I need to get working on my stash of cards. Don't blame you for not wanting to be outside. Stay warm! :)

Debbie said...

This is so sweet! Glad you were able to avoid the wood chopping! LOL!

sarah said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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supermom said...

Michelle, I was wondering what size your recipe cards turn out to be when you are finished with them? They are so cute and I was going to try and make a few too. Thank you!

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty little cupcake! Love it!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Aww this is gorgeous!

cherylquilts at scs said...

I love this! And I just ordered this cupcake from Ellen Hutson LLC on 12/29/08 -- her big sale! I so love all your work...it inspires each day...thanks so much...and keep warm. I won't tell you what our temps are here in South Florida...hee-hee! Happy New Year!

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