I was so ready for a cutesy card!  I hunted through my unmounteds and found these three little adorable insects.  I colored each up with my Copics and then found my stash of American Crafts Ribbon which made picking the accent colors easy!   

Have a great day and don’t let anybody fool ya!

Supplies:
Paper:  Bazzill, Fabriano Watercolor
Ink:  Black Brilliance
Accessories:  Copics, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Brads, American Crafts Ribbon, Nestabilities


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  • Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)April 1, 2008 - 5:29 am

    How cute is this card?!!! I love it. Do you know that name of the stamp and manufacturer for the cute little bug stamps? Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 1, 2008 - 10:46 am

    too cute!!!! just the card for a pick me up day. i love those stamps how cute are they???? and the colors are bright and springy. its a beautiful day. I think i will spend some of it outside. happy april fools day.
    kayReplyCancel

  • MichelleApril 1, 2008 - 7:33 pm

    Can I say this? This is so friggin cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackApril 2, 2008 - 10:58 am

    Wouldn’t you know it… I just saw a message about Copic markers on the Creating Keepsakes Message Board, came over here for my daily Becka Feeken fix, and saw that you used them on this adorable card! These are new to me. How do you like them?ReplyCancel

  • PearlApril 2, 2008 - 8:50 pm

    Hi Becca

    Just love all of your work even though I’m not much of a stamper – so varied they are too !

    I’ve passed on an Art award to you – do hop over to my blog to get it when you can !ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonApril 2, 2008 - 10:16 pm

    Becca, is there any style that you can’t do beautifully? You did an amazing job with “cute” here, and just below it is a classic vintage that equally lovely!ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefApril 3, 2008 - 7:03 pm

    Another wonderful creation … check out my blog … I awarded you the Arte y Pico award:

    http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com/ingenious_inkling/2008/04/snow-snow-go-aw.htmlReplyCancel

It has been a glorious weekend with weather that is starting to give me a full blown case of spring fever.  I was inside for a bit to play with toys and I pulled out a set of stamp pads that have graced my shelf, unopened, for more than two years.   I had fallen in love with {the thought of} these Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger Industries.  As I cut open the shrink wrap, I cringed thinking that surely my investment had dried up and I was really fretting because I did not purchase any of the reinkers. 

Yay!! When I opened them, they were nice and juicy, even though they sat idle for so long.  I wanted to use them to try to create an antique looking background for this stamp so I pulled out my stipple brushes and pounced away with several colors.  The card is relatively simple…I thought it might be a little bit too plain so I layered the sections of the diamond to give the card a little bit of dimension. 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous

Paper:  Bazzill Bling, Marco’s Cougar Opaque

Ink:  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder, Black Brads, stipple brushes, Hobby Lobby Ribbon

 

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  • SmilynStefMarch 31, 2008 - 6:00 am

    Love that fun cut/fold … and the way you knotted the ribbon … wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 31, 2008 - 7:10 am

    I look forward to whats new on your blog every day. And you never let me down. Robert says “Wow she has such a talent!” I concur.ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMarch 31, 2008 - 2:21 pm

    Looks great….i love what you did with the ribbon!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 31, 2008 - 9:14 pm

    hears another beautiful card, I have some of those stamp pads too, and need to use them, now i have an idea!! I like the cut of the card also, its neat. just right for that quote stamp. keep em coming.
    kayReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverApril 3, 2008 - 11:53 am

    Elegant card- I love how you used the Distress Inks (I bought mine 3 years ago with the reinkers and I like all of them but the one pad that hasn’t been opened!) The layered is a nice effect with the distressedness (I made up my own word!)ReplyCancel

:45 Hmmmm, well I had a post scheduled for last night, but in my sleepy stupor I keyed the time in wrong time.

On Splitcoaststampers one of the techniques showcased last week was misting  with markers so I decided to give it a try.  This whole card is misted, part with markers and part was done by misting the paper before stamping.

 

The card is made with Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor Paper.  The flowers were misted after they were stamped with dye based ink and the sentiment tag was misted with markers.  The background paper was done with the same colors by misting the paper and applying the dye based ink with an aquapainter.  The final layer was scored with a scor-pal around the outside edges and between flowers to give a tiny bit of dimension and the panel criss-crossed with embroidery floss  The sentiment sits on a tag punched out of the same watercolor paper, mounted on sticky dots, embellished with ribbon and dew drops.

Here is a closer view…

The ribbon is actually more of a hot pink than the coral color that appears here and the watercolors appear much softer in real life.  The camera and editing adds just a little bit of harshness.
 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Hero Arts, Rubber, Rubber Stampede

Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello

Inks:  SU Apricot Appeal, SU Certainly Celery, SU Regal Rose

Accessories:  Dew Drops, Michaels Ribbon 7/8", Making Memories Floss – Baby Pink

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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  • BeckyMarch 29, 2008 - 7:36 pm

    This is sooo pretty, i love everything about it…great job!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 30, 2008 - 6:26 am

    WOW!!! just fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefMarch 30, 2008 - 12:04 pm

    What a wonderful card … I really love the scoring and how you tucked your sentiment in the embroidery floss … beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 30, 2008 - 5:27 pm

    gorgeeous, beautiful this is one of my favorite colors. I would like a lesson in this technique. esp. how u did the background. Im saving this baby.
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