Tuesday, January 25, 2011

February 5th Class at CP2 - Sample 1 of 2

Hello, everybody!  Welcome back.  Today I am sharing the first of two cards I will be teaching the afternoon of February 5th at China Phoenix 2, the greatest little stamp store in the Southwest.  I had one goal when I started putting this sample together...no Copics.  That's right.  I touched nary a Copic marker when I made this card last night and though it was killing me, I managed to survive.  I guess I wanted to prove that I didn't have a "problem" with Copics; that I could "quit" anytime I wanted.  Yeah, right!  I will make one more "Copic free" class sample and then I'm back with my little felt tipped, alcohol ink soaked, babies ;D  I guess you could say that I am powerless over alcohol...alcohol ink, that is.

This card started out by stenciling a flower from a die cut created with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Alterations die.  I randomly placed the floral die cut on my main panel and sponged Fired Brick Distress Ink around the flower.  Next, I gave the panel a few gentle swipes of Antique Linen Distress Ink and then followed that with a fairly heavy coat of Vintage Photo around the edges.  I decided to add another layer of images, so I inked up a Hero Arts dotted background and placed that on top, again in Antique Linen.  The sweet little bird silhouettes are by Deadbeat Designs and I added them on top of everything else using Tuxedo Black Memento dye ink.  I didn't have the good sense to stop there, so I decided that I would add a Penny Black flourish to a couple of the corners, again using Fired Brick.  I finally decided to the give the stamping a rest, but trust me, I could have kept going.  The birds needed a bit of gloss so they received a generous coating of Glossy Accents and, of course, no card can escape the glitter glue when I'm in charge, so a little Diamond Stickles found it's way to the edge of the panel.  A scrap of lace, a touch of ribbon, a few other delicate embellishments, and there you have it... a fairly nice Valentine's Day card.  I rather like how it turned out, but I sure am missing those Copics...LOL!

If the week goes as planned, I will be back with a second class sample, a couple of Bombshell cards, and a new Kenny K card.  Plus, I have to share with you a lovely and thoughtful package I received in the mail ;D  I am such a lucky girl to have so many talented and crafty friends!  Catch ya' later, crafty gator! Don't ask...it rhymed...it's late...I'm a doofus ;D


  1. Beautiful card, Cheryl! Love the layering of stamps and all that texture and dimension! Perfection!

  2. this is very beautiful sheryl
    love the sketch and the beautiful details.

    greetings karin

  3. Love the unique look of this card! Those birds are out-standing on this beauty!!
    Hugs, Mom

  4. Hi Cheryl just want to say that Im so looking forward to working with you and the rest of the DT for The Paper Shelter. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. Hi Cheryl i'm really looking forward to working with you and the rest of the team for the paper shelter. luv gina xx

  6. Beautiful card!!!
    I like all the small details to sit and look at!


  7. gorgeous card and love that image.....


  8. This is amazing, love the silhouette birds and the layering on the card. Well, now I am so looking forward to see your other cards. Hugs xxx

  9. Beyond beautiful card, Cheryl! LOVE all of the layers and the details. Amazing :)

  10. Wow woman!! Everything you've been doing on your blog-o-rooney is just awesome! Sorry I don't stop by more...I've been lurking in my reader...and I'm lame like that! lol

  11. Cheryl I'm loving this card,what no Copic's? I'm going to be lost.(he he he)
    I can't wait for the 5th! hurry hurry. This card is beautiful and perfect! As always!!

  12. Hey Shay! I'm sure I can add some Copic coloring if that makes you feel better...hehe! I'm going to get you addicted to those things if it's the last thing I do. See you on the 5th! ;D



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