Monday, March 10, 2008


So I finally got one image uploaded. I guess persistence does pay off. I love this line of stamps. I have acquired quite a few of them and you will be seeing others in the future. The company is Outlines Rubber Stamps. Not only are they wonderful to color, but you can do wonderful things with cutting and layering them.

For this card I stamped the image with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and colored in using a combination of Copic and Prisma Markers. I've decided that I like them both. They behave the same and each have their benifits. For really small narrow spaces I like the fine point that the Prismas have. For broader sweeps of color I like the brush the Copics have. I do like the lighter colors I have been able to find with the Copics. The Prismas seem bolder. One thing I have discovered with both, but especially the Prismas is that you need to give them time to "cure". I have several images that I didn't really like how they turned out as soon as I have finished them, but if I come back sometime later they are softer and much nicer. (Once again I am faced with that patience stuff!).

This card is a Z-Fold card. It is very easy to do. Simply make your normal 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 side fold card and then fold back the front of the card on top of it self. Yea BLOGGER has cooperated and allowed me to up load another image! (Thank you Lee for the suggestion to do one at a time!). On this second image of the card you cand get a better idea how I mounted the image acrossed the fold and how I stamped the sentiment inside. I didn't like the blank space on the left side so that is where I stamped the Happy Birthday. I placed it under the image because when you open the card the image does flatten out and I didn't want the sentiment covered. On the right side of the card I stamped a Birthday wish.

Just a few more details the Card stock is Old Olive and so is the Designer Paper.


Lee said...

Suzanne.........this card was definitely worth the wait!! It's just gorgeous!!! Those are great versatile!! The Z-fold is cool.......I've got to try that fold!!

LadyDoc said...

LOVE the card. However, I did NOT need to be introduced to ANOTHER new stamp company!!!! ;)

Susan said...

I'm glad Lee had a good suggestion for you about uploading your cards, Suzanne. I was having trouble with Facebook the other night too - it must have been sunspot activity causing computer glitches all over the world!! Or something.

I do love this card. It's great to have your thoughts on how you made it and what you used as well! thanks for that. It's very effective with the way you stamped the sentiments and placed the main image - which is super cute, by the way :-)

Sarah's Stampin said...

so cute! great job!

daiseyfreak said...

this is adorable and unique!