March 9, 2010

JustRite Daisies

Hi everyone, hope you're having a great week. Today I have some cards to show you that I created with JustRite's Beautiful Blossoms Borders & Centers stamp set. I have two thoughts that I'd like to share with you today:

One is that you don't always have to stamp your images on white or cream cardstock to color them with the wonderful Copic Sketch markers. I stamped the pretty daisy bouquet onto PTI Kraft cardstock and still got beautiful results with my Copic markers. When I color on Kraft cardstock, I think of the colors I want to use and then usually reach for the next shade or two darker. This helps the colors really pop off the paper like my yellows in the daisy centers on my cards. If you want white, like on my daisies, Kraft cardstock is another excellent choice. Simply use a white gel pen to color in the daisies. If you zoom in on my photo, you'll notice that I left the black outline of the flowers and simply scribbled in the white color. It's not so much the artistic ability here but just giving the impression of the color white. Works for me. :) Glitter on white looks awesome too, so try that also,

The second thought I had for the day is that you don't always have to cut out oval stamped images with oval die cuts or punches (or circles for that matter). Most of JustRite's stamps are ovals or circles but what happens when you're not in an oval or circle mood? Simply cut your image into a square or a rectangle like I did on my cards today. I rounded the corners and inked all the edges with PTI Fresh Snow ink to make the image pop off the card. I really love this simple look.
To complete my cards, I used some Papertrey papers, ribbons and buttons along with the new PTI scalloped die. And see the little word *friends* on my card? I stamped a sentiment from Joyful Hearts and cut out the word *friends*, and adhered it to my card front with some small pieces of pop dots. Just another way to use sentiment stamps. Oh, and zoom in on the image above. You'll notice that my outline around my daisies image is a peachy color. That's a YR02 marker and it really makes the white in the flowers pop. Man, I'm just full of tips today.

I forgot to take a photo of my Copics but I used Y15, Y38, YR02 and the colorless blender....along with the white gel pen and some glitter to finish off the flowers. Hope you enjoy!

12 comments:

Nancy said...

The daisy's message is: You have as many virtues as the plant has petals. It must be karma that you used the daisy on a day when you had lots of tips to share (or maybe that was on purpose?). All right, I know that's a stretch, but your generous nature is certainly a virtue.

I like how you positioned the rectangle with the daisy off center. It adds some movement to the card.

Alice Wertz said...

i love your coloring on Karft, Mish! I'll give it a try! beautiful cards!

Diane Jaquay said...

So beautiful Mish, and I love how that stamp goes with the PTI paper :)

Kathy McDonald said...

GREAT card, and great tips! Thanks, Mish! I'm going to try using my Copics on kraft card stock.

Linda said...

Very nice!! What color did you use on the stems?

Heather said...

Girl, you are just full of fabulous info. I sure am glad I stop by regularly. I just got my Copic's last week. I have made a couple cards using them. Thanks for the info on the Copic's. It helped me make the decision alot easier. Some of those new PTI stamps look like they will be great for coloring. :)

Banu said...

I loved this card. I recently bought this set and totally sold out on your card and thanks so much for sharing these tips with us.

Priscilla Heistad said...

Thanks for the tips...good to be inspired to do something new. I love the end result of these cards...beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I just now came across your Feb. 14 project, popcorn recipe. CAn you tell me, is the handwriting on the recipe card your own font? Is it for sale?
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Darling card, Mish. By the way, I noticed Maile Belles link is wrong. It takes you to Lisa's blog. Just thought you'd want to know. Looking forward to what you have to share for the PTI countdown!

Sharon Keanly said...

Love this Michelle. Thanks so much for all the wonderful tips you leave for us. It's what I'm here for, to learn from experts such as yourself. Wishing you a super day. hugs Sharon

liannallama said...

lovely and so fresh! I love the white against the kraft!

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